Doors open at 2.0pm, Saturday 14th September, Tringhams Hall & Recreation Ground, Benner Lane, West End
The show is a wonderful traditional rural show. The 2013 Show Programme list 226 categories for which prizes are awarded. That’s not a typing error, there are that many categories.
In Tringhams Hall and the marquee there’s floral art, vegetables & fruit, wine, honey and dahlias in the horticultural section. Cookery & preserves, handicrafts, roses & flowers, and art & photography in the domestic classes section.
The live poultry section fascinates; with the bantams amusing feathered feet, and there’s always one noisy bird, often a male duck. Cuddled up together, the gerbils, guinea pigs, hamsters, rabbits, and mice are quiet in comparison to the noisy poultry.
This year my dear wife is competing in six classes. Having won first prize in the previous two years in a bread category, I’m expecting great things.
Outside, on the recreation ground are familiar attractions, sideshows, beer and food stall, tractor rides, and a dog show. All in all, it’s a day to look forward to.