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Dec 12 2019

CHEQUE FOR £28,000 HANDED OVER TO THE CHURCHES OF THE FIVE PARISHES

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The Christmas Fair at Little Easton Manor last weekend was very busy and many people came to enjoy the festive atmosphere, buy craftwork from the stalls, drink mulled wine and accompany the choir singing carols. Father Christmas was in attendance, to the delight of the multitude of children, and in addition the face painter was kept busy by a constant stream of customers. What a wonderful variety of designs she produced, the proud children showing off their brightly coloured new faces! Amongst all the fun, a cheque for £28,000 was presented to the Rev. Tim Goodbody by the organisers of the Countess of Warwick Show. This will be distributed between the Churches of the Five Parishes.

Next year’s Show will be on Sunday 30th and Bank Holiday Monday 31st August. Please do put this in your 2020 diaries!

 

 

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Sep 03 2019

30th Show was Hottest Ever!

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30th Show was Hottest Ever!

We pray for good weather each year, hoping to avoid soggy conditions, but we certainly got more than we bargained for this year!

This year’s show was so varied in content, with things to appeal to everyone. Whether you prefer vintage cars and motorbikes, tractors and steam engines, alpacas, chickens and horses, oil paintings and watercolours, real ale, locally made beefburgers, homemade pies and breads, firing an arrow like Robin Hood.

Watching dogs race, cheering on one’s children in the egg and spoon and sack races, talking to woodturners and knitters, riding in Rolls Royces, checking out how straight the ploughmen’s furrows were, tossing balls at china teapots, enjoying listening to the music on the Manor lawn, 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 real animals eager to parade in the arena, Teddy the Red Poll bull, old breeds of pigs and their piglets snuffling in the straw, blacknose Valais and Herdwick sheep, 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 great opportunities to experience the ‘great outdoors’

The show encompasses so many people’s businesses and hobbies, their livelihoods and passions. They all enjoy discussing 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, 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 country show

DID YOU…….enjoy this year’s show?

WOULD YOU……enter something for next year’s Show?

COULD YOU……help us out for a couple of hours?

WILL YOU…….come next year?

Sunday 30th and Bank Holiday Monday 31st August 2020

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Sep 01 2019

2019 Photo Galleries Now available

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The Photo Galleries are now available HERE

To download any image right click on desired image in the viewer / slideshow and select ‘Save Image’

For queries an any image please contact Paul – Web Administrator at: web@countessofwarwickshow.org with gallery and image number.

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Aug 22 2019

CANINE MUSICAL ‘SIT’

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Yes really! walking round to the appropriate music and when it stops trying to make your dog sit…..the cause of much amusement amongst the spectators, especially in latter rounds where the owners have to ‘sit’ as well! Have a go at 12.40 each day in the arena.

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Aug 13 2019

COUNT DOWN!

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Not long now til the show…but much work to be done between now and then..next week will see marquees up, barriers in place, arena built, verges trimmed, car parks mown, signs put up and many other less visible activities essential to putting on two days of entertainment….enjoy!

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