Pulling together for country fair

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PLANS are well underway for this year’s Town and Country fair but organisers are trying to pull in teams to take part in a Tug of War competition.

It is a new addition to the event which is now in its fourth year.

Organised by the Rotary Club of Whitby and District it will be taking place at the Stables on the A171 Whitby to Guisborough Road on Sunday 4 September from 11am onwards.

The Rotary is looking for teams of eight to take part and there is a £50 prize for first place.

There are separate teams for men and women and local businesses are more than welcome to submit a team.

Plenty of activities and attractions have already been lined up from show jumping to archery, to a dog show and clay pigeon shooting.

Classic cars and motorbikes and vintage tractors will also be rolling up and in addition to music and entertainers there will be a refreshments area and over 30 trade stalls.

But the organisers are constantly trying to think of events to make the Town and Country Fair different to other shows.

One of the biggest differences this year is that parking and entry are free.

Rodney Natriss said: “The Rotary itself is not a fundraising organisation. It provides a service to the community. “Therefore because the community by way of taking trade stands in the past and providing entertainment always supported us, we thought we will give them something back.

“We are not like Egton and Danby shows. We have to think of something different. The other shows are the same year in year out, which is fine as they are established and have been going hundreds of years but ours is not like that.”

If anyone is interested in taking part in the tug of war contact Rodney Natriss on 605586.