Village show also includes book launch

Community organisations are coming together under one roof on Sunday.

The Pegswood Village Show is taking place in the Welfare Hall and there will be something for all the family.

There will be a Show Hall for the activities run by Pegswood Community Action, including the competitions in sections such as flowers, vegetables handicrafts and photography, stalls and a raffle.

Members of Pegswood Allotment Association will be in the other hall with a display of birds and poultry, a stand about honey bees and produce from the allotments for sale.

In addition, a history book about the people of Pegswood commissioned by the parish council will be launched at the event.

The publication, written by well-known local historian and author Neil Taylor, contains 128 pages not only of the history of the area, but of the voices from those who have lived and still live in the community.

The show will take place from 1pm to 4pm. Plenty of refreshments will be available.

One of the main organisers, Louise Carr, said: “The event has previously been outdoors, but we’ve decided to try it indoors this year because the marquee costs £800 and when it has been wet and windy, we weren’t able to get the footfall we wanted.

“We’re hopeful that it will be successful because we have the show, allotment association displays and history book launch all in one place.”

Priced at £9.99 (UK postage £3.50), advance orders for the Pegswood Through The Years book are now being taken at the parish council’s office in the Uniun Buildings – call 01670 514299.

It is hoped that the book will also be available through The Chantry, Waterstones and T&G Allan in Morpeth and the Amazon website.