Hunt meets frozen out but there’s still a barrel of laughs

Published date: 29 December 2010 |
Published by: Helen Davies
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CROWDS turned out for the traditional Flint and Denbigh hunt meet on Monday even though it could not go ahead because of the weather.

Members of the hunt and the public still met in Denbigh town centre.

Jeremy Reid, master huntsman for Flint and Denbigh, said: “The weather was horrendous and wasn’t safe for the horses with so much snow on the ground.

“We still met though as the farmers and members of public love to see us out in Denbigh. It was a way of saying thank you to the farmers for letting us ride across their land.

“Everyone had a lovely time.”

The event also featured the traditional  Roll the Barrel event, which is as much a part of Christmas in Denbigh as mince pies, Santa Claus and turkey.

Hundreds of spectators gathered to watch the festivities, which also included a parade of vintage tractors.

Elsewhere the Wynnstay Hunt was also cancelled because of the frozen ground.

But members of the Wynnstay Hunt still turned out by the cross in Malpas in full hunting dress.

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  1. Posted by: tommy at 21:13 on 31 December 2010 Report

    What a bunch of tossers,and even worse the empty headed morons who come out to witness this pathetic spectacle.cameron wants to bring back fox hunting,and he is supported by Plaid and the LibDems.The only good thing New Labour did was to ban this purile pastime.

  2. Posted by: the zodiac club at 13:59 on 04 January 2011 Report

    "The weather was horrendous and wasn’t safe for the horses with so much snow on the ground." So caring these huntmasters!!

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