Orwell Show is a day to remember

MORE than 700 exhibits made this year s Orwell Show a great day out. The popular annual event, which is now in its 38th year, was held at Orwell Recreation Ground and attended by more than 700 people. Organiser Alex Reid said: The show was a great succes

MORE than 700 exhibits made this year's Orwell Show a great day out.

The popular annual event, which is now in its 38th year, was held at Orwell Recreation Ground and attended by more than 700 people.

Organiser Alex Reid said: "The show was a great success, and we had fine weather despite an unsettled week and gloomy forecasts.

"We have been working to broaden the appeal over the previous two years by bringing in different attractions for the main field, but the highlight was the horticultural show in the main marquee."


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The horticultural show included traditional classes, such as fruit, vegetables, wine, and preserves, as well as children's categories, and other hobbies such as photography.

The Frank Collis Challenge Trophy for the most points in the Show was won by Orwell Horticultural Society Chairman Fred Wilding from Royston, and the Orwell Residents' Trophy was won by Bob Bryant.

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As ever, the companion dog show was also popular, with the top prize going to Juliet Tyndall and Hector the Airedale terrier.

There was also plenty of food and drink on offer, with a barbecue, and real ale provided by the Potton brewery.

Magician and entertainer JezO was also on hand to thrill children and adults alike with a repertoire that included flying chairs and magic teapots.

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