Thousands gather for traditional Boxing Day Heythrop hunt in Chipping Norton

Thousands gather for traditional Boxing Day hunt

Thousands gather for traditional Boxing Day hunt

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AROUND 6,000 people have gathered today for the traditional Boxing Day Heythrop hunt in Chipping Norton.

The square outside the Fox Hotel was packed with riders, dogs and Chipping Norton residents who went along to see the hunt off.

Despite criticisms from animal rights campaigners about the event, there were no signs of protest there this morning.

Riders followed a scent trail that had been laid out earlier in the day.

The Bicester and Whaddon Chase Hound Club hunt was also due to take place east of Bicester today.

The Kimblewick Hunt, previously the Vale of Aylesbury with Garth and South Berks Hunt, which covers parts of Oxfordshire, was due to meet at Cholsebury Common at midday.

 

 

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4:15pm Thu 26 Dec 13

Myron Blatz says...

Do you think local lad Dave is aware of all these angry people hunting for him in light of his Government's policies, and the massive cuts to public services which are affecting the daily lives of millions?
Do you think local lad Dave is aware of all these angry people hunting for him in light of his Government's policies, and the massive cuts to public services which are affecting the daily lives of millions? Myron Blatz
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11:18pm Thu 26 Dec 13

LetsBeRational says...

Myron Blatz wrote:
Do you think local lad Dave is aware of all these angry people hunting for him in light of his Government's policies, and the massive cuts to public services which are affecting the daily lives of millions?
What's that got to do with this article. I don't mind people complaining about government policy, that is a benefit of living in a democracy and more people should voice their concerns, but keep it to relevant articles.
[quote][p][bold]Myron Blatz[/bold] wrote: Do you think local lad Dave is aware of all these angry people hunting for him in light of his Government's policies, and the massive cuts to public services which are affecting the daily lives of millions?[/p][/quote]What's that got to do with this article. I don't mind people complaining about government policy, that is a benefit of living in a democracy and more people should voice their concerns, but keep it to relevant articles. LetsBeRational
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