One of the biggest events in Suffolk's countryside calendar has come to an end after more than 30 years.

Euston Rural Pastimes was first held in June 1991 and has taken place annually at Euston Park, in west Suffolk. 

The volunteer-led event raised £626,000 for local charities, as thousands of people came together to celebrate countryside life.

East Anglian Daily Times: Heavy horses were often on showHeavy horses were often on show (Image: Newsquest)

However, the event will now no longer be taking place. 

A statement from the organisers said: "Since having to cancel the 2020 event owing to the Covid-19 pandemic, the 2021, 2022 and 2023 events were held on a much reduced scale, still raising significant sums of money.

"It has been decided, as the time comes for all good things to end, this event is no different, and we can finish on a high, with many wonderful memories and thanks to everyone involved over the years for a superb job done." 

Events at the show included ring events involving classic cars, tractors, steam and stationary engines, as well as horse shows.

"The various organisers over the years of the event would like to thank everyone that has been involved, whether as exhibitor, stall holder, helper or by attending for helping to make the event what it was."

A spokesman for the Euston Estates said: "From the Euston Estates perspective we are disappointed that the organisers of this highly successful event have decided that it can no longer continue, but we fully understand the reasons why.

"The Estate has been privileged to have been part of the event over the last 30+ years, we have enjoyed seeing so many people enjoy the activities in such fantastic surroundings."