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Farming in focus at annual trosh and country fair

PUBLISHED: 16:29 15 September 2018 | UPDATED: 16:29 15 September 2018

Vintage farming demonstrations will be one of the attractions at Ingworth Trosh, which takes place in the village on Sunday. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Vintage farming demonstrations will be one of the attractions at Ingworth Trosh, which takes place in the village on Sunday. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

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Vintage farming machinery, ploughing and threshing demonstrations, a bird of prey display, a fun dog show and a farmers market are just some of the attractions featured in Ingworth Trosh and Country Fair, which kicks off at midday.

Ingworth Trosh and Country Fair, which runs in the village from midday on Sunday.
Photo: ANTONY KELLYIngworth Trosh and Country Fair, which runs in the village from midday on Sunday. Photo: ANTONY KELLY

Now in its 15th year, the event regularly attracts more than 1,000 people and raises up to £8,000 for churches at the neighbouring villages of Erpingham, Alby and Ingworth.

Farming contractor Alan Witham, whose ancestors were blacksmiths in Ingworth in the early 1800s, founded the event as a way of displaying his family’s collection of vintage farm machinery.

Ingworth Trosh organiser and founder Alan Witham poses with Luca the Alpaca. 
Photo: KAREN BETHELLIngworth Trosh organiser and founder Alan Witham poses with Luca the Alpaca. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

It has since gone from strength to strength, with more visitors, and exhibitors, turning out each year.

“It has just got bigger and bigger,” Mr Witham said. “But, this year, we decided to incorporate a country fair as we wanted to make it more interactive and give people a chance to come along and have a go at doing something they might never have had a chance to do.”

Vintage tractors and lorries will be on show at Ingworth Trosh and Country Fair on Sunday.
Photo: KAREN BETHELLVintage tractors and lorries will be on show at Ingworth Trosh and Country Fair on Sunday. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

As well as programme of arena attractions including sheep shearing, a fun tug of war and a dog and duck show, this year’s event will feature 30 stalls selling locally produced food and drink, and crafts ranging from willow weaving to driftwood art.

“We have also got alpacas, two nurseries selling plants and garden ornaments and a shire horse demonstration, which is the icing on the cake for me as it is something I’ve been wanting to have since we first started,” Mr Witham added.

Threshing demonstration will be one of the attractions at Ingworth Trosh and Country Fair on Sunday.
Photo: KAREN BETHELLThreshing demonstration will be one of the attractions at Ingworth Trosh and Country Fair on Sunday. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Members of Erpingham Dig archaeology project will also be on hand to chat to visitors about their work to educate people about the story of Sir Thomas Erpingham and his role in the Battle of Agincourt.

“Ingworth Trosh is a very special little show,” Mr Witham said. “It is all local, it’s an insight into country life and, no matter what they are doing, everyone who exibits there always takes time to chat to the people who come along.”

Ingworth Trosh organiser and founder Alan Witham poses with Luca the Alpaca.  Photo: KAREN BETHELLIngworth Trosh organiser and founder Alan Witham poses with Luca the Alpaca. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Ingworth Trosh and Country Fair takes places at High Noon Road, off the A140, on Sunday from midday. Entry is £5 (Under 12s free).

Anyone wanting to bring along farm machinery for display or demonstration can phone Mr Witham on 01263 761156.

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