From scarecrows to spuds, show will be bigger and better

THE second Stannington Show will be even bigger than the inaugural event.

And there will be some colourful creations outside the Village Hall to greet the crowds on Saturday afternoon as this year there is a class for scarecrows.

There are 72 classes in total which require handicraft, cookery, photography and garden produce growing skills among others.

In April, 33 potatoes were given out for the heaviest crop of potatoes in a bucket contest.

Those taking part will bring along their bucket to be tipped out and weighed.

New to the event is the ‘Banks Shield’ for the most points overall.

At 1pm a dog show will take place and the show will be open to the public from 2pm — admission is £1 for adults, children go free. There will be a raffle and plenty of refreshments.

One of the organising team, Sandra Dickinson, said: “Preparations for the show have gone well.

“We needed more people to help out with things like stewarding and paperwork and they are all in place.

“Hopefully, the weather will be good to help encourage people to come along.

“There will be plenty of games outside for children to enjoy, including beat the goalie and splat the rat, and a bouncy castle weather permitting.”

The fun continues on Saturday evening in the hall with a fish and chip supper and a performance from local group Rollin Rock. Tickets cost £12.50 for adults and £8 for children.

An auction of produce will be held on Sunday in The Ridley Arms at 7pm.

All monies raised during the weekend will be shared between the village hall, Stannington First School and St Mary’s Church, Stannington.

For more information, telephone Mrs Dickinson on 01670 789999.