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The Boxing Day Hunt, Chagford, Devon - 26th December 2012

For a bit of an outing on a wet Boxing Day, we drive the few miles over to Chagford to watch the kick-off of the Boxing Day Hunt. Afterwards, it's back to Spreyton for a spot of lunch at the legendary Tom Cobley Tavern.

next album: New Year's Day and Lunch at the White Horse, Ipswich, Finningham and Brome - 1st January 2013
previous album: Christmas Day in Spreyton, Devon - 25th December 2012

2012 The hounds ride in from Mill Street

The hounds ride in from Mill Street

2012 The hounds stream past into the The Square

The hounds stream past into the The Square

2012 Hounds mill around the Master of the Hunt

Hounds mill around the Master of the Hunt

2012 Another rider appears

Another rider appears

2012 Port and mince pies are handed out, as is the tradition

Port and mince pies are handed out, as is the tradition

2012 A speckly horse gets a pat on the arse

A speckly horse gets a pat on the arse

2012 Riders of the Mid Devon hunt join in

Riders of the Mid Devon hunt join in

2012 Children crowd around the horses

Children crowd around the horses

2012 The hunt Master surveys the scene

The hunt Master surveys the scene

2012 The crowds build up

The crowds build up

2012 Hanging around outside the Spar

Hanging around outside the Spar

2012 Uncle Neil looks around

Uncle Neil looks around

2012 A horseback rum and coke

A horseback rum and coke

2012 A woman looks absurd using a pooPad to take a pic

A woman looks absurd using a pooPad to take a pic

2012 Fred looks up at the rain

Fred looks up at the rain

2012 Fred clings on to Matt for a piggy-back view of the horses

Fred clings on to Matt for a piggy-back view of the horses

2012 Three horses' arses

Three horses' arses

2012 A car squeezes through the crowd on Mill Street

A car squeezes through the crowd on Mill Street

2012 The car is swalled by people

The car is swalled by people

2012 Sis gets a coffee

Sis gets a coffee

2012 A festive scene inside the Three Crowns in Chagford

A festive scene inside the Three Crowns in Chagford

2012 Nice green corrugated iron on a Spreyton Nissen hut

Nice green corrugated iron on a Spreyton Nissen hut

2012 Fred splashes around in a puddle

Fred splashes around in a puddle

2012 Spreyton cottages

Spreyton cottages

2012 Isobel, Harry and Neil in the Tom Cobley

Isobel, Harry and Neil in the Tom Cobley

2012 Neil and Grandmother in the Tom Cobley

Neil and Grandmother in the Tom Cobley

2012 Harry plays with Grandmother's stick

Harry plays with Grandmother's stick

2012 A 'Bass on Draught' mirror advert

A 'Bass on Draught' mirror advert

2012 Mother inspects the Tom Cobley's wine list

Mother inspects the Tom Cobley's wine list

2012 Boxing Day dinner in the Cobley

Boxing Day dinner in the Cobley

2012 Fred bounces about

Fred bounces about

2012 There's an ever-so-faint rainbow

There's an ever-so-faint rainbow

2012 The view from Mother's garden

The view from Mother's garden

2012 Fred looks out through a Venetian blind

Fred looks out through a Venetian blind

2012 Mother's new garden

Mother's new garden

2012 Mother has a quick chat to Isobel just before we set off on the 320 miles to Suffolk

Mother has a quick chat to Isobel just before we set off on the 320 miles to Suffolk

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The hounds ride in from Mill Street