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Hundreds enjoy array of activities at charity's annual fair near Downham Market

Hundreds of people enjoyed West Norfolk Riding for the Disabled Association’s (WNRDA) third annual Craft and Country Fair on Sunday.

The event, held at the charity’s Magpie Centre base at Wallington Hall, saw carriage driving displays, performances by Fens Falconry and a flypast from a Spitfire.

WNRDA spokeswoman Caroline Dudley said: “It certainly went very well, and we had some wonderful comments about the day.”

Craft And Country Fair Supporting Magpie Centre. (15411244)
Craft And Country Fair Supporting Magpie Centre. (15411244)

A “special” mention should go to the Mid-Lancs branch of the British Driving Society, Mrs Dudley said, who continued through their early morning presentation in the main arena, despite the “deluge” of rain.

“They were real troupers, they were incredibly professional,” she added.

The fair, which raised £6,500 for the charity whose horses provide therapy to people with disabilities, also offered some “spectacular” prize draws.

These included a flying lesson in a Warbird Harvard and a ride in the Duke of Rutland’s 1908 Renault with a private tour of Belvoir Castle.

WNRDA’s next fundraiser is a quiz with a hog roast at Stow Bridge Village Hall on October 18.

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