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Dufton has a factory!

 Not the sort where you’d see smoke belching from a tall chimney, but a small family run business producing wooden rakes which are used for a wide variety of applications. If you are a golfer, for example, chances are that the sand in the bunker you’ve just landed in has been smoothed over with a rake made in Dufton.

The Rudd family have been making these implements for several generations and John Rudd, with his son Graham, have been active in their workshop for more than sixty years.

Chicken Run!

Forget the Grand National and the London Marathon, the greatest race in the sporting calendar is undoubtedly the annual Easter Chicken Race held on the village green in Dufton - right outside the Stag Inn, of course.

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