3 August 2001

Large turnout for event

NEARLY 114,000 visitors attended the CLA Game Fair at Shuttleworth-Old Warden Park, Beds during the three-day event.

"This years event has been a clear demonstration that the countryside and the recreational activities it supports are a vital part of many thousands of peoples lives," said Vincent Hedley Lewis, chairman of the Game Fair Local Committee.

During the event the Prince of Wales received a cheque for £55,000 from Country Land and Business Association president, Anthony Bosanquet, which will go to the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institute and the ARC Addington Fund.