DOZENS of people turned out in a rainy Bromyard this morning to see the annual Boxing Day hunt meet set off from the town.

Horses, hounds, and riders gathered in front of the town’s Christmas tree as they met for the traditional event.

This year the traditional Boxing Day Hunt took place a day later, as hunts do not traditionally take place on a Sunday.

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And people of all ages were there to support them as they arrived.



There was a convivial, supportive atmosphere in the town, and cheers rose as the master of the Clifton-on-Teme hunt was introduced to the crowd by the town crier.

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Hunt master James Ford offered his heartfelt thanks to the crowd for coming.

“I would also like to thank our farmers,” Mr Ford said.

“First for allowing us to go across their land and have a rip-roaring day, but also for all they do.

"Farming is the heartbeat of this community, and this wonderful, rural town, and I expect you all enjoyed a wonderful Christmas with lovely food on your plates, but please don’t forget that it’s that chain of events that puts the food on your plates.”