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A fabulous day at village show
7:20pm Tuesday 11th September 2012 in News
THOUSANDS turned out to see a showcase of traditional country life at this year’s Alfrick and Lulsley Show on Saturday.
The sun shone, while the crowds were thrilled by the death-defying aerial stunts of local pilot Richard Goodwin in his Raging Bull biplane.
In the arena visitors were entertained by Meiron Owen’s Quack Pack, an animal act where sheepdogs herd a flock of Indian Runner Ducks, with hilarious results.
Show chairman Bridget Lewis said: “It was a fabulous day, absolutely wonderful.
I don’t know yet how many people came, but we had 3,000 last year and I think it’s going to be much the same this year. We had two overflow car parks and both of them were filled.” She said that despite the poor weather this summer, there was a record number of entries in the horticultural show.
“It was slightly up on last year, which was the previous record, and we’re really pleased with that. Even in the honey category, which we were a bit worried about, we had enough entries.
“One of the show’s strengths is that the exhibitors are all local, from Herefordshire and Worcestershire, and in many cases from within a few miles of Alfrick, so it really shows what the local countryside is like and what people do here.
“I overheard visitors saying that the show was the best they’d ever been to.
There was a wonderful atmosphere.”
The show included all the popular attractions, including the well-loved cake and bottle stalls. “They were the first to sell out, they always are,” said Mrs Lewis.
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