Crowd of 10,000 has a fling in the sunshine

Highland Fling at Graves Park.....Highland cattle and their calf
Highland Fling at Graves Park.....Highland cattle and their calf
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Last year heavy rain resulted in the cancellation of the Highland Fling in Graves Park, this year the sunshine helped to attract thousands of visitors to the annual country fair.

“It was one of the best because of the weather,” said farm manager Peter Fletcher, who estimated the crowd could have topped 10,000.

“It was a brilliant day.”

The traditional Highland Cattle Show brought entries as far as County Durham and Derbyshire as well as a few of the animals that live in Graves Park. Prizes were presented by the Lord Mayor, Coun John Campbell.

Cart rides pulled by shire horses were particularly popular, as was a new attraction, a pet dog show.

The fair, on Bank Holiday Monday, was the tenth, and also included a craft market, food and trade stalls and children’s funfair rides.