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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.

Charity fayre stalls

Boy throwing ball

Stalls at the Charity Fayre

Wrestling throw

Cornish wrestling

Ferret race being set up

Ferret race being set up

Crowds watching ferret races

Crowds cheering the ferret races



Cornish wrestling winners

Town band

Players from Lostwithiel Town Band


Cornish wrestling

Cornish wrestling

Children looking at ferrets

Children waiting for ferret race to start

Children looking at ferrets

Children releasing ferrets for the start of the race

Pictures courtesy of Peter Bland