Holbeach Town and Country fair needs Ransomes to set world record

Tractors parade in the main ring at a previous Holbeach Town and Country Fayre. SG150614-186TW
Tractors parade in the main ring at a previous Holbeach Town and Country Fayre. SG150614-186TW
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Organisers of Holbeach Town and Country Fayre are hoping for a last minute rush of entries to keep their world record bid on track.

2016 sees the 80th anniversary of the first Ransome crawler tracked small tractor being built and the show wants to harvest the biggest number ever gathered in one place.

Julian Longford is the man charged with rounding up the Ransomes, and he’s keen to hear from owners or enthusiasts who can appear at the show on June 18 and 19.

Despite nationwide advertising, only half a dozen owners have come forward so far but Julian said: “I am hoping there’s going to be a rush nearer to the closing date at the end of May.”

Held on King’s Field by kind permission of Ashley King, the fayre is expected to be bigger than ever with more and more inquiries coming in from groups and individuals.

Show chairman Andrew French said the committee has worked hard to make sure this year’s fayre is filled with fun for all of the family,

Holbeach Town and Country Fayre is the home of the world famous cabbage hurling championships in which teams of three compete for a silver challenge cup and a £150 first prize.

Cabbage hurling was devised by local inventor John Ward, who says: “It’s not a bad prize for messing about for a few minutes.”

• To show your Ransome, please email Julian at longford23@aol.com or telephone him on 07736 082945 or 01205 820153.

Classic car owners or clubs can get involved in this year’s fayre by calling Bruce French on 01945 440394. Bruce can also supply information to anyone wanting to camp for the event.

Anyone wishing to have a stall, sideshow or display can get more information by emailing holbeachtcf@gmail.com or telephoning 07599 634830.

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Holbeach Town & Country Fayre annual presentation

Holbeach Town & Country Fayre