Crowds turn out for new year hunt

A BIG crowd turned out on a beautiful sunny day to see the traditional New Year’s Eve hunt in Horncastle.

Hundreds of people - aged 12 to 70 years old - watched as the South Wold Hunt turned out at the Bull Hotel.

After the gathering Hunt Master Nick Ashcroft led the hunt into the countryside .

Supporters followed them through the fields as the hounds followed a scent across the fields.

Mr Ashcroft said: “It was a really excellent day - the weather was really nice and we couldn’t be happier with the turnout.

“Everyone had a great time, it just gets better and better every year.”

Mr Ashcroft said he would like to thank everyone for their support.