Show Time!

It really doesn’t seem possible that July is here again and once more our lovely village show is on the horizon. Beautiful May weather gave us a good start to the growing season, so fingers crossed we will see record numbers of entries in our show tent. I think my tomato plants are as big now, as I write in June as they were on show day last year.
The show committee and volunteers will be out selling tickets now and really appreciate everyone’sĀ support, without which the show would not be the success it is year upon year. The 150th anniversary is a great milestone for such a small village and an evening recently looking through historical show memorabilia made the BHS members realise what a wonderful legacy it is. It was also a comfort to find that previous organisers in the 1800 found it as exhausting as the present ones.

Last year our show gardens remained empty and were sadly missed. Our 3m x 3m plots are a great way of promoting your club or organisation and also provide colour and interest to the show field. It would be lovely to see some taken up this year. 2017 will see the last year of our WI baby show. If you were a past winner please contact Andrea Walwyn at the village shop. Andrea is trying to find as many previous bonny babies and past show princesses (princes) as possible. It would be nice to leave a new archive photograph in the memorabilia box.
Birstwith in Bloom

Our next stage of judging is on the 10th July, just to add to our already busy month. BIB volunteers have continued to be very active and are pleased to report that so far judging has awarded us a silver medal, but of course summer judging could improve upon that. Even when judging has finished the BIB group aim to continue their work and always welcome suggestions from local residents as to how they would like to see our village develop in the future.

Don’t forget BIRSTWITH SHOW 29th JULY ( also Tombola prizes much appreciated, for collection ring 01423 779885)

Maureen Smith

One thought on “Show Time!

  1. I was at the Army Apprentices’ College back in 1976 – 1978 and spent quite a bit of time in Birstwith. I enjoyed the quiet of the village and the pub. I also got to know a family called the Mickles, Big Mick was an attraction at the tug of war back then, his wife Mrs Mick, Angie and Graham their children were great to know.
    I remember helping out at harvest time one year and Graham took me for a drink afterwards….big mistake I ended up sleeping in the bath at the farm that night. But next morning one of Mrs M’s cooked breakfasts and I was ready to go.
    The show was always a great time and loved by everyone.

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