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Young farmers say tanks for the support ahead of county rally

Beth Brewster (treasurer) and Louisa Spendlove (chairman) of Norton & Gaulby Young Farmers' Club with their straw tank as they get ready for this Saturday's Leicestershire & Rutland Young Farmers Club rally. (MAIL PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER)

Beth Brewster (treasurer) and Louisa Spendlove (chairman) of Norton & Gaulby Young Farmers' Club with their straw tank as they get ready for this Saturday's Leicestershire & Rutland Young Farmers Club rally. (MAIL PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER)

An eye-catching tank design has been erected in a field by a young farmers’ club alongside the A6 in Kibworth.

The Norton & Gaulby Young Farmers’ Club have made the giant scarecrow sculpture at Beauchamp Grange Farm to promote its apperance at Saturday’s Leicestershire & Rutland Young Farmers’ Club annual rally in Melton.

The Harborough district team will compete against 10 other clubs in various contests such as bale-stacking, tug of war, flower arranging and cross-country running, to name a few.

As usual, the club has come up with a fun straw-based design.

Previously incarnations have included a windmill, combine harvester and an Olympics theme.

The club was established 72 years ago and now has about 70 members with ages ranging from 10 to 26.

It meets at Great Glen Primary School on Tuesday nights from September to June and organises activities such as farm walks, sports and guest speakers.

Pictured above, foreground, are the club’s treasurer Beth Brewster and chairman Louisa Spendlove with the straw tank and fellow members.

 
 
 

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