Gallery: Skylark Country Show 2008

THE EVENT: It Was the Skylark Country Show, In Manea Road, Wimblington WHEN WAS IT: Last Saturday and Sunday from 10am until 5pm. WHY WAS IT HELD? Organisers at the garden show like to give something back to the local community and the country show is a

THE EVENT: It Was the Skylark Country Show, In Manea Road, Wimblington

WHEN WAS IT: Last Saturday and Sunday from 10am until 5pm.

WHY WAS IT HELD? Organisers at the garden show like to give something back to the local community and the country show is a fantastic way of doing this.

Store manager Bart Woodbine, said thousands of people visited the show over the weekend - with the Sunday proving to be the more popular of the days.


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WHAT HAPPENED? A whole host of events from sky diving, a display by the Living history group, steam engines, classic cars and motorbikes, a children's funfair and even war re-enactments.

WHAT ELSE WAS AT THE EVENT? Visitors got the chance to sample some real ale and there was also a food village all weekend along with exhibitions and even a car boot sale.

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WHO APPEARED? A special guest at the show was Hagrid, the 7ft 2in gamekeeper from the Harry Potter story.

The giant, who was played by professional actor Ed Wells, posed for photographs and met with children and parents at the country show.

WAS THE EVENT IN AID OF ANYTHING? Money raised from the country show was in aid of the Macmillan Nurses who also attended the show. It is not known at this stage how much has been raised, as the count-up of cash still continues.

WHAT COULD THE CHILDREN DO? There was an array of events for the children, not least the chance to have a go at the largest maize maze in East Anglia and also enjoy tractor rides, and jump aboard a tiny tots train.

WILL IT HAPPEN AGAIN? Almost certainly. The event is in its fourth year and appears to be getting bigger and better every time.

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