Holcombe Hunt 2015 ball, Dunkenhalgh Hotel, Clayton-le-Moors

Lisa and Jody Wall, Megan Clark and Melanie Wilkinson

Lisa and Jody Wall, Megan Clark and Melanie Wilkinson - Credit: Archant

Supporters of one of the country’s oldest hunts staged a colourful ball at the Dunkenhalgh Hotel at Clayton-le-Moors.

The Holcombe Hunt can trace its roots back to the 11th century and its hounds are thought to be direct descendents of a breed called the Blue Gascoignes, brought across the Channel by the invading Normans. Today, members concentrate on drag hunting and some sparkling social events.