Fleet Hargate became the American Frontier last weekend as 100 cowboys, Native Americans and civil war soldiers gathered for the British Westerners Association’s (BWA) tri-annual camp.
Campers immersed themselves in the Old West, axe-throwing, knife-throwing and lassoing before bunking down in 1800s-style Old Western tents each night at the Anglia Motel.
There was also a quick-draw competition to see who had the fastest hands in the West, as well as a performance from the Western group Country Born.
The event was organised by the BWA, a group of American history enthusiasts.
Keith Robinson of the BWA, whose cowboy name is Duckpond, said: “There is such a brilliant atmosphere at these events, especially on an evening around the fire in the authentic camp.”
The next camp held by the British Westerners Association will take place June 3-5at the Anglia Motel.
• More pictures in Thursday’s Spalding Guardian.