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Cheriton village show rivals Alresford in its biggest year yet
IT didn’t quite manage 20,000 visitors, but a village in Hampshire reckons it gave the massive Alresford Show a run for its money in at least one sense.
“We had 73 people enter exhibits and from those 73, we have 360 entries in total – which I think could even be more than Alresford!” said Viv Pain, an organiser of Cheriton’s Village Show, on Saturday (September 14).
More than 150 people passed through the little village hall, filled with tables that were decorated with the fruits of many hours of labour by residents.
From 2pm the afternoon was given over to Hampshire’s finest courgettes, potatoes and roses, and everything in between, before prize giving at 3.15pm.
Edward Primmer, 75, a retired farm worker, of Riverside Road, Tichbourne, said: “I’ve been growing things my whole life. I look forward to events like this, a local village show, and this year the standard is phenomenal.” Such effort cannot be wasted though, and an auction at the end saw lucky villagers get their hands on the produce that had been so closely scrutinised during the day.
The village youngsters kept their end up with a display at the Cheriton Primary School, with every pupil entering an exhibit.
“I think getting children involved in these shows is a must. That’s our future and they must bring stuff into the shows,” Mr Primmer said.
Proving itself to be a gardening hotbed, Cheriton Village Hall will get its next agricultural fix when it hosts a Question Time-style Q&A session, with experts including Chris Bird of Sparhsolt College.
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