Village Show 2017

Well what can we say about it other than it was yet again another tremendous success.  The weather was kind, although rather cool later on which meant the cups of tea were more popular than the cold drinks.  It was the first time we ran out of cakes in the tea tent!

The comments from those who visited were overwhelmingly positive, a real country show without being commercial, please don't change anything!!

Arthur Fox had gathered together a very fine display of Shire Horses and carriage driving.  Together with the pony club and those with an appetite for horses were well catered for.

 

Where John Edwards found all the amazing cars, and vehicles of interest, along with the vintage tractors we will never know, they were a sight to behold.

There was something for everyone, the children went home exhausted.  They had a great time.

And, we made a very good profit.  The Treasure has reported we have £9,500 clear in the bank.  We will be distributing monies to one or two local charities at the Harvest Supper on October the 9th.

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2017 Village Show

About the Show 2017

Funds raised this year for our village charities, the church and village hall, along with local children's charities.

The highlight of the show for the children will be the hour-long races and activities in the ring.

We welcome people of all ages to try out archery with our professional instructor - a new addition to this year's show,  take part in football and the coconut shy competitions and of course test their strength in the tug of war.

For animal lovers we have many horse events including a parade of 10 Shire horses, The Pony Club will be showing off their skills and Shetland pony carriage driving is a sight to behold.

2017 Dog Show

Weston-Under-Redcastle Dog Show 2017

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We were so fortunate again this year, the weather was very good, the crowds arrived, and the day’s activities went according to plan.

 

The 250 children who came, had so much to do, they went home happy and exhausted. Bale assault course, climbing tower and bouncy castle.  Coconut shy, football games and crockery smashing.  Tractor rides and donkey rides.  Ice creams to eat, beef burgers and hot dogs, even pancakes with your favourite topping.  Fire engine to climb and Punch and Judy show to sit and watch or having their faces painted or hair braided.  BEST OF ALL the children’s running races and tug of war in the ring, more please next year they shouted!

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While the children were happily occupied, their parents and friends had plenty to see.  There was always something going on in the ring from 12 noon to 4.30pm.starting with the very entertaining and energetic pony club, how do they manage to stay on those feisty horses? The majestic and huge Shire horse parade is a sight to behold, we were so lucky to have ten of them this year. A fine array of classic cars and tractors, terrier racing and carriage driving followed.

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Many people came with their much loved dogs to show them and hopefully to win prizes at the dog show, they had another successful day.

 

Much goes on outside the ring of course, plants, cakes and jams to buy, tombola prizes to win. Pimms or beer to drink, teas and homemade cakes to indulge in, or a good bun and beef burger with onions.  Of course all this is going on with the jazz band playing, people laughing and chatting.  It was a great atmosphere.  A REAL COUNTRY SHOW!

 

There was a lot of work, but a lot of camaraderie over many months, but this has been very rewarding.

 

We have been able to distribute £10,000.  Some going to the village charities, the village hall and parish church.

We have also given £1000 to the NSPCC ChildLine at the harvest supper.

At the Christmas fair on December 17th we are presenting cheques for £500 each to The Riding for Disabled, The Blood bikes, and The Friends of Whitchurch Hospital.

 

Many thanks go to the helpers and loyal sponsors.

NEXT YEAR AUGUST 6TH 2017.

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