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Visitors to Scorton's May fair were treated to the spectacle of sheep racing, with rare Coloured Ryelands owned by Susan Atkinson racing down a course on the village playing field. Joe Atkinson encourages the sheep on.

Visitors to Scorton's May fair were treated to the spectacle of sheep racing, with rare Coloured Ryelands owned by Susan Atkinson racing down a course on the village playing field. Joe Atkinson encourages the sheep on.

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Decorated wheelbarrows and sheep racing were the order of the bank holiday weekend for people living in and visiting Scorton.

The three-day village Bikes and Barrows Festival saw scores of people, many enjoying a day out in the sun, showing up to witness bike and wheelbarrow races, sample local produce and enjoy a host of games and entertainment to raise money for the village. The festival culminated in a sheep race, entered by village farmers. Joanne Golton, one of the organisers, said: “There’s been lots and lots going on, and the village was teaming with people. The whole thing is getting bigger and bigger each year – this year we had 92 decorated wheelbarrows and bicycles across the village.”
This year was the third Scorton Bikes and Barrows Festival, which is likely to have raised up to £12,000. The money will be put back into the village.

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