Cream teas and tractors were on offer in Holbeach St Johns

At the Plough Inn after the tractor run are Bil Shaw, Ken Beales, Stephen Pearsall, Kevin Pearsall, Nick Pilgrim and Edward Pearsall.
At the Plough Inn after the tractor run are Bil Shaw, Ken Beales, Stephen Pearsall, Kevin Pearsall, Nick Pilgrim and Edward Pearsall.

People from Holbeach St Johns and surrounding villages came out in force to support the annual fete and tractor run on Sunday.

Some 72 vintage tractors went out on the run before their drivers enjoyed a ploughman’s lunch at the aptly named Plough pub in the village.

Ross Thompson of Fens Falconry with organisers Val Brooks, Len and Pat Burgess, Karen and Robert Frost with a Lanner Falcon.

Ross Thompson of Fens Falconry with organisers Val Brooks, Len and Pat Burgess, Karen and Robert Frost with a Lanner Falcon.

Attractions at the fete included a birds of prey display from Fens Falconry, a dog show organised by Absolute Animals, cream teas served by the Women’s Institute and a barbecue using only locally sourced meat.

Chairman of the organising committee Robert Frost told the Guardian: “Putting the fete on was a good team effort and we had a smashing day.

“It was a grey start to the day but that didn’t seem to put anyone off and the weather got better as the day went on.”

Profits from the event will go towards the continuing upkeep of the village hall – particularly to buy new tables and chairs.

Barbecuers Steve Ludlow and Paul Atkins with organisers.

Barbecuers Steve Ludlow and Paul Atkins with organisers.

Money was due to be counted last night but it is hoped it might match last year’s fantastic effort of £1,600.

“I would like to thank everyone who donated raffle prizes and the committee members for all their help and effort,” added Mr Frost.

The tractor run left Holbeach St Johns at 10am, taking in local villages and returning for lunch at 1pm – slightly later than planned due to a few breakdowns.

The run was organised by John Jeffries of the Ferguson Club and he thanked David Chapman and John Sharpe for all their help.

Best Rescue Dog winner Tiger with owner Sue Hall and dog show organiser Hannah Campling of Absolute Animals.

Best Rescue Dog winner Tiger with owner Sue Hall and dog show organiser Hannah Campling of Absolute Animals.