Pictures - Lambing Sunday at Bicton College

PUBLISHED: 13:48 20 March 2014 | UPDATED: 14:18 20 March 2014

Alfie Blackham in heaven at Lambing Sunday in Bicton College. Photo by Terry Ife. Ref exe 0146-12-14TI To order your copy of this picture go to www.exmouthjournal.co.uk and click on myphotos24

Alfie Blackham in heaven at Lambing Sunday in Bicton College. Photo by Terry Ife. Ref exe 0146-12-14TI To order your copy of this picture go to www.exmouthjournal.co.uk and click on myphotos24

Archant

BRIGHT, warm sunshine brought out the crowds for Bicton College’s annual Lambing Sunday event, held on March 16.

This year there was canoeing, an assault course, equine displays, a dog agility course and arts and crafts to keep around 5,000 visitors entertained, but Bicton’s Home Farm took centre stage.

Here excited children – and equally enthusiastic adults – were able to meet, greet and coo over this year’s piglets, calves and, of course, newly born lambs.

“Lambing Sunday’s a fantastic event – we come every year,” said Delia Pemberton, from Exmouth. “My grandparents were farmers and being around the animals brings back such happy memories.

“And just watching the children’s faces when they get to hold and feed the lambs is a joy.

“The students put so much work into the day, too. They’re a credit to the college, and an inspiration for anyone thinking of going into agriculture or animal husbandry.”

“I am delighted that so many people came along to enjoy themselves,” said David Henley, the college’s principal and chief executive.

“The weather reflected the atmosphere as it was such a bright and uplifting day, with families experiencing the many activities and adventures that Bicton has to offer.

“Local traders, students and staff all worked extremely hard to make the day memorable for young and old alike, and we are already working towards next year’s Lambing Sunday event.”

0 comments

Other News Stories

50 minutes ago

Scores of job hunters attended at the Glenorchy Work Club fair, with the event being hailed as a success.

Read more
50 minutes ago

A Budleigh Salterton woman has risen to a culinary challenge and beaten 400 other entrants to have her leek recipe chosen as the winner of a national competition.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:30

Efforts have been made to encourage hedgehogs in Exmouth.

Read more
Saturday, April 29, 2017

The Rotary Club of Exmouth and District treated 78 elderly local residents to a special river cruise and cream tea to celebrate St George’s Day.

Read more
Saturday, April 29, 2017

Staff from Corner House Veterinary Surgery will be among scores of women and girls taking part in this year’s Hospiscare Twilight Walk, setting off from Exmouth in July.

Read more
Saturday, April 29, 2017

A seaweed harvester from Sidmouth is feeling ‘quietly confident’ after being shortlisted to receive £100,000 worth of support from an organisation set up to help new food and drink businesses.

Read more
Friday, April 28, 2017

Lewis Jefferies hopes to one day promote conservation and sustainability.

Read more
Friday, April 28, 2017

The owner of two puppies taken from an Exmouth home is offering a cash reward for their safe return.

Read more
Friday, April 28, 2017

RNLI lifeguards will return to East Devon’s beaches from Saturday (April 29) as patrols for the 2017 summer season get underway.

Read more
Friday, April 28, 2017

A sinkhole caused by a water pipe fault beneath Exmouth beach is to be repaired ‘as a matter of urgency.’

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 10°C

min temp: 8°C

Most Read News

Useful Links

Advertise in the Paper
Submit a Story
Subscriptions Order
Competitions
Photo Orders
Family notices
iwitness24
Google Plus
Facebook
Twitter
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the Exmouth Journal e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Local business directory

Exmouth's trusted business finder

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists


Find planning applications