SUNDAY 24th & MONDAY 25th AUGUST 2014
The show is over for another year and we would like to say a BIG THANK YOU to everyone who came.
This year’s show was so varied in content, the many different activities designed to appeal to a wide range of people. Whether you prefer vintage cars and motorbikes, tractors and steam engines, donkeys, chickens and horses, oil paintings and watercolours, real ale, Pimms and pizzas, beefburgers (locally made), homemade pies and breads, learning how to turn a clay pot, firing an arrow like Robin Hood, watching dogs run through tunnels and slalom poles, cheering on one’s children in the egg and spoon and sack races, talking to woodturners and knitters, browsing through vintage records, riding in Rolls Royces, gazing up at the flying displays, checking out how straight the ploughmen’s furrows are, tossing balls at china teapots, enjoying listening to 27 Strings, hitting the high bell on the strongman machine, smiling at the canine dog sit, admiring the beautiful Manor gardens, envying the skill of the growers of huge onions and the arrangements of flowers, the excellent fruit cakes and jams, the ingenious children’s vegetable animals, the many owls and hawks sitting patiently watching us all! the shire horses and Poitou donkeys, eager to parade in the arena, Teddy the Red Poll bull looking so well after his dramatic recovery, old breeds of pigs and their piglets snuffling in the straw, strange looking ducks paddling, chickens pecking for seeds, cattle with long horns, rarely seen anymore………all these and much more assembled to entertain and educate, to amuse and astonish, to admire and contemplate, to ‘have a go’ and participate, to see that there are such good opportunities to experience the ‘great outdoors’
The show encompasses so many people’s businesses and hobbies, thier livelihoods and passions. They all enjoy talking about these and are willing to share their enthusiasm with us, as many of you will have experienced.
The show was originally started by the Countess of Warwick, who lived at Easton Lodge. This was sadly demolished in the 1950s, and she died in the 1930s, but her spirit lives on and one would like to think that she would recognise and be proud of what is really her legacy. Each year the show develops, with new activities and participants, but ultimately remains true to its roots, a showcase for the countryside and local community.
Next year’s show, on the 30/31st August, 2015, will build on the one just passed, and hopefully provide two more great days of fun and entertainment.
Please do look at the excellent photo galleries to the right of this page, where you will see reminders of your visit, but also things you may not have had time to see!
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