When Martin Clunes threw a party on his land, 20,000 guests showed up, and he acted
The Buckham Fair, an annual charity event put on by Martin Clunes and his wife, Philippa Braithwaite, this year benefited Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance.
Martin and Philippa, along with countless volunteers, worked tirelessly to make the event a memorable one for visitors who came from around the world.
The cold, rainy morning didn’t dampen spirits either. People simply gathered under umbrellas, popped into tents and waited patiently for 15 minutes until the sun came out again.
Literally a “dog-and-pony show,” the Buckham Fair attracted hundreds of dogs of all breeds, shapes and colors. The fair was a dog-lover’s dream.
Not to be outdone, the horses were crowd pleasers also. Martin trotted his own majestic Clydesdale around the ring.
Along with the dogs and ponies, the fair featured a ferris wheel, bumper cars and other carnival rides for the kids.
The old-fashioned country fair was just what the doctor ordered: Martin Clunes up close and personal, dogs and horses galore, and food, rides and souvenirs for everyone.
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A few more photographs —
Here I am (Karen Gilleland) with Martin and my granddaughter. What a treat!
John Russell, a UK “Doc Martin” fan, asked the “Doc” to take his pulse.
Martin judges dog competition.