Large numbers of visitors mixed with villagers to enjoy all the fun of the annual Harvest Fayre on a perfect “Indian Summer” day.
Lots of photos on the next page.
Fine views of the surrounding countryside from the Manor orchard.
The apples are chopped……
…..before being crushed…..
….and the juice is finally bottled.
Music for country dancing in the courtyard…..
…instructions are issued…..
….and the dance is about to begin.
Did he get his steps wrong?
Archery under watchful “Tudor” eyes.
Bouncy castle under the Union Flag.
More peaceful pursuits…..
….at the local Wildlife Trust exhibition.
Woodturner displaying numerous products….
Basket making demonstration.
A quiet game of chess.
Display of photos featuring harvest time in former years.
Live music throughout the day.
Display of vintage tractors.
Villager Donald Taylor explains the merits of the various types of tractor. Well into his eighties, Donald still takes part in ploughing matches.
A peep through the Manor House to the famous rose garden.
Volunteers in Tudor costume welcome visitors to the Great Hall.
Tudor cookery demonstration in the Manor kitchen.
For the first time this year, the Fayre featured a large and comfortable traditional bell tent where families could rest.
Ferret racing – the little animals are released…..
…..watched by those who have bets on them…..
….the winner emerges to the joy of those holding yellow tickets.
Croquet on the Manor lawn.
Perfect weather for a picnic….
….with food stalls of all descriptions to choose from….
Cakes and tea in the Buttery.
Music for the final Morris dancing session of the day.
Traditional stick dance.