VIDEO: National Trust farmers bid to win film contest with Lion King spoof

14:51 12 June 2012

The Son of RamCam has been renamed Wimpole Thornhill after suggestions were put forward by the public.

The Son of RamCam has been renamed Wimpole Thornhill after suggestions were put forward by the public.


A SPOOF of the Lion King has been entered in a national film competition by National Trust farmers.

The team from Wimpole Hall have put together the short as part of Farmers Weekly’s Welcome to Wellywood contest.

Lambing King parodies the iconic scene were Simba the lion is held aloft by his father to introduce him to the wildlife of the African savannah.

Animals on the farm have had a busy week with a special lamb being named by supporters of the MyFarm project, which aims to demystify farming.

It was formerly known as Son of RamCam and has now been christened Wimpole Thornhill.

Staff asked for names to be put forward and received 47 different names with Cromwell and Spartacus also considered.

For more information on the project log-on to


More news stories

Members of the Save The High Street Campaign outside an empty shop.

Concerned locals despairing at the number of empty shops in Royston town centre have revived a campaign to save the High Street.

From left to right: Jenny Sutton, Hayley Peacock, Ale Dimedo, Becky Morley and Rebecca Willers.

With I’m a Celebrity back on our screens, it seemed like a timely excuse to take part in a bushtucker trial... but rather than travel Down Under, all I had to do was pop along to Shepreth Wildlife Park.

Yesterday, 17:16
Fairfield, Stotfold and Letchworth schools have expansion projects in the pipeline.

The number of pupils at schools rated ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted inspectors has risen by more than 7,500 in the past 12 months, says Herts County Council.

Yesterday, 14:17
The team from left to right: Ryan Deards, Ben Cullen, Josh Sewell, mum Wendy, dad Ian, brother Ollie and Jamie Gordon raised an impressive £10,000.

The mother of a Melbourn hit-and-run victim has spoken of the emotional moment her son’s friends and his brother handed over a £10,000 cheque to the hospital that cared for him.


Most read stories

Digital Edition

Read the Royston Crow e-edition E-edition