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Country Fair eagles left families on a high

PUBLISHED: 17:13 17 June 2008 | UPDATED: 10:01 11 August 2010

EAGLES swooped over hundreds of residents head as they danced, cheered and ate at the Eastbrookend Country Fair. The majestic birds of prey wowed families as they soared through the sky as part of a bird show at the event on June 1. The show took part in

EAGLES swooped over hundreds of residents head as they danced, cheered and ate at the Eastbrookend Country Fair.

The majestic birds of prey wowed families as they soared through the sky as part of a bird show at the event on June 1.

The show took part in the middle of the many stands that were erected for the fair, each of which held interesting information, activities, or in some cases other animals.

John Beckford who came to the show with his daughters Mary, 5, and Alice , 7, said: "We've been here all day and its been really good fun. The girls really enjoyed the eagle show and the ferret stand."

There were dozens of ferrets at the show courtesy of Ferret Friends and residents also got the chance to view and stroke different breeds of owls that were being kept in the Millennium Centre.

However if animals weren't your thing then the fair also boasted other activities such as Morris Dancing by Hands Around, wood sculpting and traditional displays of furniture making.

These popular tents were also filled with representatives from many of the borough's organisations such as Barking Art Society, Valence and Eastbury House, South Essex Wildlife Hospital and the London Wildlife Trust.

Suzie Moore, a mother of four, said she thoroughly enjoyed the fair. "I thought it was an excellent day "she said.

"The weather was good and it's been a nice day that anyone can come and enjoy.


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