A TRADITIONAL village event has been described as the ‘best one yet’ by its organiser.

Moulton Crow Fair took place on Saturday, July 8 with hundreds of people from inside and outside the village flocking to take part in the day’s activities.

Visitors were treated to early day performances from Kenshin Ryu Karate Club and Lalita Sivakumer Bollywood Dancers before Moulton Crow Men danced at 3.30pm.

The famous dance is done by men of the village and the tradition is thought to date back to the 1920s when residents performed at fairs for prize money.

Angela Capstick, Moulton events committee secretary, said: “This year by all accounts is the best one we’ve ever had.

“The weather was fantastic, we had a great footfall and from what we’ve seen so far everyone enjoyed themselves.

“The crow men are a group of people that never fail to deliver.

“There is something about the uniqueness of the crow dance that draws people into the village every year for this event.

“It’s a tradition that goes back a long way so it’s great that they can put on such a good show every year.

“It was a huge day for village business as well. It’s really important that everyone benefits and we take on board any comments that people have that may help up improve in future.”

There were also performances from bands Tijuana Death Squad and The Other Side later in the evening before the event was concluded with fireworks at 10pm.

A tug of war also took place throughout the day and the Lion pub retained the trophy they won last year.

Angela said: “The only thing I would like to significantly improve on next year is the number of people participating in the tug of war competition.

“Well done to the Lion for retaining the trophy but the main feedback we’ve had is that people would have liked to have seen more entries.”

“But I also encourage anyone who would like to hold a stall, or get be a part of the fair next year to get in touch.”

Anyone interested in getting involved next year should contact Angela via capstix@hotmail.com.