Medieval food and petrolhead action draw crowds

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Visitors and residents were treated to another action-packed weekend of local activities on Saturday and Sunday.

Everything from special motor-racing in aid of a good cause to a delectable medieval feast were among the local attractions.

Skegness Stadium held its annual ‘Carnival Day’ festivities on Sunday.

This included the third annual Emergency Services race, which saw representatives from local emergency crews battle it out on the track.

Visitors were also treated to a spectacular display of stock car racing, caravan banger racing and the Crusher Monster Truck (see pictures on p27).

First over the line in the Emergency Services race was East Midlands Ambulance Service.

The fun day also had a serious side with proceeds from the day going towards the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance Charity.

Steve Pratten, Operational Support Manager for EMAS said: “The event was a great success and we look forward to being involved next year.

“It had a fun element about it as well as being a great chance for the public to have a look at emergency vehicles up-close and talk to staff from all of the services involved.

“It also produced a welcome bonus to the coffers of the Lincolnshire & Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance.

Elsewhere, the Northcote Heavy Horse Centre held a mouth-watering Medieval feast and banquet which was a complete sell out.

Visitors enjoyed an authentic spread, complete with vegetable broth and a full hog roast plus fruit pie for dessert.

And Terena Bolam for the centre was ‘thrilled’ with the turn out and deemed it a ‘great success’.

“It was a fabulous night, a complete sell out, unfortunately we had to turn some away,” she said.

This is the second year the centre has held the Medieval Banquet and with Saturday’s being so popular, organisers are looking to hold two such events next year.

“We’ve had some fantastic feedback and it was a big success. We are hoping to hold two banquets,” Terena added.

Visitors enjoyed an array of authentic entertainment including trapeze artists, aerial silks, fire performances and more.