Snap happy mother and son from Barford visit lambs after winning photography competition - The Leamington Observer
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19th Aug, 2022

Snap happy mother and son from Barford visit lambs after winning photography competition

A MOTHER and son from Barford celebrated winning a lambing photography competition by returning to see how the lambs have grown up at Moreton Morrell College.

Rachel Hartley and her son Noah, 6, were named winners of the photography competition, which was held at the college’s Lambing and Animals Weekend.

The competition invited visitors to share their cutest lamb pictures from the weekend on social media to be in with the chance of winning a prize.

Ms Martley and Noah returned to the college, which is part of college group WCG, to receive their prize and had the opportunity to meet the four-month-old lambs which they had seen being born in March at Nether Morton Farm.

Nether Morton Farm manager Henry Dingle presented them with their prize which was a canvas of their photograph and a £50 gift voucher for The Falcon at Hatton, in Warwick.

Mr Dingle then took them down out into the field to reacquaint themselves with the lambs.

Ms Hartley said: “It was our second time at the lambing event at Moreton Morrell and it is such a lovely event. It’s an authentic farm experience and to get the chance to get close and hold the lambs is great.

“Noah loves animals and there was a really sweet moment when he was holding the lamb and it looked up at him. It was perfect timing for a photo.

“We have farming in the family and having Moreton Morrell College on our doorstep gives Noah the chance to learn about farming, agriculture and animals.

“We came when Noah was three, we came again when he was six and hopefully, we will be able to come down again next year to see the lambs being born”.

Mr Dingle said: “It was a lovely photo submitted by Rachel of Noah, and it really encapsulated what makes the lambing weekend at Moreton Morrell College so special.

“To welcome them back to the farm to see the lambs and celebrate winning the competition was an absolute pleasure”.

Second prize in the photography competition went to Kelly Hill.

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