Gloucester Old Spot Festival takes place at Ludlow Food Centre

Gloucester Old Spot Festival takes place at Ludlow Food Centre

Olivia Chivers watches the pig racing raising funds for Hope House Children’s Hospice. 1430_54002

Adam Davies, Ludlow Food Centre apprentice butcher, demonstrates sausage making. 1430_54004

Carley Tesch, now living in Singapore, deposits some money in to the piggy bank as part of fund raising for St Mary’s Church, Bromfield, with Joan Lewis looking on. 1430_54007

Tracy Moseley with daughter Amber Beverley-Smith alongside Peppa Pig. 1430_54008

In spite of the heavy rain early on children still managed to enjoy outdoor activities such as the bouncy castle at Ludlow Food Centre. 1430_54001. Photos: KEITH GLUYAS.

Rockley and Poppy Bean have a look at the Gloucester Old Spots. 1430_54009

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IT was a pig of a day at Ludlow Food Centre.

This did not just apply to the weather on Saturday when the centre celebrated a rare breed of pig.

The Gloucester Old Spot, a rare breed reared on the Plymouth Estate where the Food Centre stands, formed an important part of the day.

Pigs are foragers that do not appear to mind grubbing around in the rain and mud which was a good thing on probably the wettest day of the summer so far.

The festival raised money for the Hope House Hospice and one of the visitors now lives in Singapore which is a part of the world where monsoons are not unknown so that may have made them feel more at home.

A demonstration of sausage making ensured that no wool was pulled over any eyes when it comes to the ultimate fate of these fine animals.

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