Popular village show is back

The show hall.
The show hall.

Hundreds of visitors took part in a village show in new-look surroundings.

The annual Pegswood Village Show took place for the first time indoors following bad weather in previous years.

This year the competition side of the show organised by Pegswood Community Action (PCA) alongside the Pegswood Allotment Association Show, was held in both halls of the local Welfare Hall, with the competition section in one hall, and the Allotment Association and beekeeping displays in the other, as well as using the outdoor area on Front Street to display birds and poultry.

Once the judges had finished their deliberations, the hall was extremely busy all afternoon, with visitors admiring the entries, including fruit, flowers and vegetables, cookery, handicrafts, paintings and photography, plus a special children’s section.

Pegswood Allotment Association had a large display of produce for sale in their hall, in addition to various types of poultry and birds in the outdoor area.

There were also stalls selling greeting cards, pet products, and bakery produce, as well as a large display with live bees and jars of Pegswood honey.

Secretary of the Allotment Association, Bertie Sexton, said: “I am very happy with the show and the number of visitors.

“It has been an ideal opportunity to showcase both the Allotments Association and the beekeeping project, which itself has received accolades both for its set-up, and for its training and educational work which involves school and group visits.”

An added attraction to this year’s show was the launch of local historian and author Neil Taylor’s new book ‘Pegswood Though the Years’, a compilation of the history of the village, memories from local people, and containing a large amount of historic and contemporary photos of the place and its people.

Copies of the book were on sale at the show and the author was on hand to sign copies for those who bought them.