Thousands help mark 60 years of Game Fair

Despite the blustery conditions today the crowds were still out in force at the Game Fair being held at Ragley Hall this weekend. Photo: Mark Williamson

THOUSANDS of people flocked to Ragley Hall in Alcester this weekend for the annual Game Fair.

Marking its 60th anniversary, the blustery weather failed to deter visitors to the final day of three-day fair, which covers everything from archery, clay pigeon shooting and food, to equestrian, fishing, dogs, and falconry and lots of shopping venues.

First held in 1958, the annual event has grown from a gamekeepers’ get-together to become the most comprehensive countryside festival of its kind in the world.

Our photographer was there to capture a lot of the action, so don’t miss our full page photo special in this Thursday’s Herald.