Open Farm in Moulton Seas End

John Ward's latest invention - The Naylor Welly Wanger
John Ward's latest invention - The Naylor Welly Wanger
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Naylors Flowers threw open its gates to celebrate the 10th annual Open Farm Sunday.

The nationwide event, organised by charity LEAF, aims to educate the public about farming and celebrate the work of British farmers.

Around 1,400 locals visited Naylors in Moulton Seas End, 1,000 of whom enjoyed a tractor trailer tour of the farm.

Younger guests were also given the opportunity to plant potatoes and sunflowers to take home and grow.

Matthew Naylor, managing director of Naylors Flowers, said: “On a modern farm it is difficult for people to imagine what goes on, so we invited locals in to show them.

“We had an absolute blast – we really enjoyed the day.”

One of the more unusual attractions at the event was local inventor John Ward’s Weirdly Wonderful Welly Wanging Machine, which he unveiled at the open day. Guests put the machine to the test, trying to throw a welly further than John’s creation could.

Dozens of local musicians offered the sound track to the day, with performances from the Sleaford Ukelele Orchestra, the Stamford Oompah Band and Crossing the Tracks.

The event raised £1,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support. Money was also donated to LIVES, the Garth School and Saracens Head Best Kept Village Group.

• More pictures in Thursday’s Spalding Guardian.