Charity Fayre Country Pursuits Day
Sunday 11th July 2010
The first day of the 2010 Carnival week, organised by the Lostwithiel Rotary, was the Charity Fayre Country Pursuits Day. This year it was bigger and better than ever, packed with stalls and activities.
The event and Carnival week was opened by the Mayor of Lostwithiel, Vic May, and Rotary President Jeremy Hoskin. Although the skies threatened at times, rain held off and the event was very well attended.
Stalls for local charities and organisations were set up around the edge of the field. Crowds enjoyed the regular country pursuits on offer which included sheep shearing, ferret racing, fly fishing, village green cricket. The Cornish wrestling tournaments was a big draw - photos of the winners are displayed below.
Various stalls sold cakes and ice-creams while the Young Farmers served drinks and BBQ food and the Lostwithiel Town Band performed.
Stalls at the Charity Fayre
Ferret race being set up
Crowds cheering the ferret races
Cornish wrestling winners
Players from Lostwithiel Town Band
Children waiting for ferret race to start
Children releasing ferrets for the start of the race
Pictures courtesy of Peter Bland