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South Muskham and Little Carlton Fete sees John Deere tractor attract more than 1,000 visitors




A quirky village fete gave visitors the chance to sit on one of the UK’s largest tractors last weekend.

As well as the opportunity to take a seat on a John Deere 9629; the South Muskham and Little Carlton Fete offered carousel rides, axe throwing, a bouncy castle and slide, a straw maze for children to get lost in, a tug of war — and even the chance to see a meerkat and skunk.

South Muskham and Little Carlton Fete. Pictured are Ridley Hall, 4, dad Gareth Hall, 39, with Orwell Hall, 22 months, of Newark, having a sit in a tractor.
South Muskham and Little Carlton Fete. Pictured are Ridley Hall, 4, dad Gareth Hall, 39, with Orwell Hall, 22 months, of Newark, having a sit in a tractor.

Resident Charlie Brightmore said: “First of all, thank you very much to everyone who came on Sunday.

“With this being Little Carlton’s first ever village fete in three decades, it was a huge success.

“Throughout the day we had over 1,400 people attend the event in aid of the air ambulance, raising over £5,500.

South Muskham and Little Carlton Fete. Left to right: Isabelle Hopkinson, 6, Sarah-Louise Watts, 4, Sophie Hopkinson, 2, of Beacon Hill Road, Newark.
South Muskham and Little Carlton Fete. Left to right: Isabelle Hopkinson, 6, Sarah-Louise Watts, 4, Sophie Hopkinson, 2, of Beacon Hill Road, Newark.

“This was truly a classic country fair at its best from tombola and guess the weight of the tup, to the biggest tractor in the UK on display.

“The day after the event I had parent contact me saying their children had so much fun. We are already planning next year’s event with funds going to the air ambulance and a local charity in Newark.”

South Muskham and Little Carlton Fete. Left to right: Abbey Spendlove, 31, Freya Timlick, 2, Colin Timlick, 2, Lynda Timlick, 64, of Gedling.
South Muskham and Little Carlton Fete. Left to right: Abbey Spendlove, 31, Freya Timlick, 2, Colin Timlick, 2, Lynda Timlick, 64, of Gedling.
South Muskham and Little Carlton Fete. Pictured is school teacher Lydia Podlaszewski, 23, of Bathley, with Stinkerbelle, 4, the skunk.
South Muskham and Little Carlton Fete. Pictured is school teacher Lydia Podlaszewski, 23, of Bathley, with Stinkerbelle, 4, the skunk.
South Muskham and Little Carlton Fete. Pictured is Castle Roadsters Car Club member John Martin, 61, of Sutton-on-Trent, with his 1962 Ford Zodiac.
South Muskham and Little Carlton Fete. Pictured is Castle Roadsters Car Club member John Martin, 61, of Sutton-on-Trent, with his 1962 Ford Zodiac.
South Muskham and Little Carlton Fete. Pictured is Lucan Handley, 35, of Reptile Rendezvous & Furry Friends with one of their meerkats.
South Muskham and Little Carlton Fete. Pictured is Lucan Handley, 35, of Reptile Rendezvous & Furry Friends with one of their meerkats.


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