SLIDESHOW: Sheep racing and dancing ponies at Todmorden Country Fair

Sheep racing, at Todmorden Country Fair, Centre Vale Park
Sheep racing, at Todmorden Country Fair, Centre Vale Park

Organisers would like to say a massive thank you to the people of Todmorden who turned out in their thousands to support the town’s first Country Fair.

There was something for everyone with classic cars and tractors on display,outdoor pursuits such as dry stone walling and beekeeping to try, and a whole host of different animals to meet.

There was also an exciting sheep race during the event at Centre Vale Park to keep the crowds entertained.

Secretary Mike Hall said: “People loved the way the showground was end-to-end with tents. You could see straight through and it meant everyone was involved.

“Our ’enchanted tee pee’ oversaw two rings which brought falcons and racing sheep to meet dancing ponies, urban gypsies, bands, and not forgetting the Zumba group.”

The event was born after Todmorden Agricultural Society announced its show would be moving to Cliviger in Lancashire after weight restrictions were imposed on Centre Vale Park.

The committee and Peter Boddy would like to thank all sponsors, foundation members and especially the army of volunteers who were able to make the event a success.