CROWDS came out in their thousands to watch the horses and hounds at the traditional Lacock hunt on Boxing Day.

The High Street was packed with locals and those from further afar who had come to enjoy the boxing day tradition which has been part of the village for more than 60 years.

The riders came over pack horse bridge and stopped for a cherry toast outside the Red Lion Pub with the chiarman of Wadworth, Charles Bartholomew.

Avon Vale hunt master Stuart Radbourne said: “There was a few thousand people who came out and about 60 people on horses and the weather really helped the turnout.

“The hunt is very much a tradition in the village now and always has a great atmosphere.

“It is also good for the village and the local pubs who see a roaring trade.

“We have been doing it for so many years now, it was hunt master Mike Smith’s 60th ride this year. It was a great event as always.”