Was this once a curious country sport?

Why on earth are these men throwing a sheep on a rope into a river?

This question has been vexing Tim Relf. If you have a suggested answer, or simply want to see more pictures of this “curious country sport”, then go to Tim’s Field Day blog.

Gallery: Lambing 2021

One of the highlights of the farming year, lambing season is a challenging but joy-filled time for Britain’s farmers. View our gallery and share your lambing photos!
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