Everyone pulls together at Ashwell Show

PUBLISHED: 18:57 27 August 2008 | UPDATED: 15:51 11 May 2010

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A SUPERB display of jousting from the Knights of Middle England lit up this year s Ashwell Show. The jousting display team put on a mesmerising performance to thrill large crowds at the popular show. They also gave visitors a chance to experience the exc

A SUPERB display of jousting from the Knights of Middle England lit up this year's Ashwell show.

The jousting display team put on a mesmerising performance to thrill large crowds at the popular show.

They also gave visitors a chance to experience the excitement of jousting first hand.

Christine Schwick, from the show organising committee, said: "The team were available throughout the day to teach people about the art of jousting. A lot of the girls were swooning over the Dark Knight.

"We also ran a competition in the programme, which was won by Rebecca Eaton.

"Her prize is to spend a day with the Knights later in the year."

More than 800 entrants took part in various competitions, including the ever-popular tug of war, and the dog show.

"There were slightly less visitors than last year," said Christine. "But we were expecting that because of the credit crunch and the weather we've been having recently.

"But on the day itself we managed to avoid any showers which was good, and it was another excellent occasion," she said.

Profits from the show are still being counted, and the money will be split between local groups and charities.

Christine said: "Last year we raised more than £18,000, and we are hoping that it will be another good total this time around.

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