Flypast finale for country fayre

Visitors to the show were interested in some of the vintage tractor exhibits. EMN-160623-164041001
Visitors to the show were interested in some of the vintage tractor exhibits. EMN-160623-164041001

Last week saw the small village of Kirkby Underwood stage its Country Fayre - the community’s main fund raising event of the year.

The event was staged on the Manor House field and in and around the village hall.

Morgan Harrison, 10, of Kirkby Underwood, splats the rat at the Kirkby Underwood Country Fayre. EMN-160623-164000001

Morgan Harrison, 10, of Kirkby Underwood, splats the rat at the Kirkby Underwood Country Fayre. EMN-160623-164000001

This year they had more items of interest than ever said Louise Green, chairman of the organising committee.

On the Manor House field was a static display of vintage tractors, cars, motorcycles and machinery as well as a bouncy castle.

There was a fun dog show and dog scurry for all comers to enter.

Around the village hall were traditional games, plus bottle, cake, plant and craft stalls. There was also face painting, a tombola and a grand draw to win £100.

Finn Tarrant, aged three, of Kirkby Underwood with his favourite car at the show - a Morris Minor. EMN-160623-164015001

Finn Tarrant, aged three, of Kirkby Underwood with his favourite car at the show - a Morris Minor. EMN-160623-164015001

The all day barbecue and sales of Pimms helped visitors enjoy the warm weekend weather.

During the afternoon there was also a flypast by a Spitfire from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.

Organisers do not have a final figure yet but it will be in excess of £2,000, plus income from a clay pigeon shoot being held in July, to be shared equally between St Mary’s Church and the village hall.