Looking back at the Show

A week has passed since the Show – thank you all for coming.  We asked for feedback from people who attended and, woo hoo, it was all positive, big smiles all round!

The very lovely David Fletcher opened the Show and was there for people to have their antiques valued.  He had a good afternoon and said one of the visitors had a gorgeous tea service.

Our very own MP, Alistair Burt, and our very own Councillor, Jane Walker, both came to the show.  Great to see them, both from our point of view and from the feedback from visitors, and we are very appreciative that they made the time to attend.

The standard of show entries was excellent and the Judges had a hard time deciding which were first, second and third in many cases.  The auction of entries later was very successful ~ spreading the enjoyment!

The Bedfordia 5-a-side football tournament got under way before the start of the show and was enjoyed by many spectators and players.  Unfortunately there was one spectator who spoilt it for the rest – shouting and swearing abusive comments at the referee.  It is to the ref’s credit that he paid no heed and carried on with the game in the same manner of fairness and integrity that he always does.  Clapham Colts do wonderful things in our village and all give their time and efforts free of charge – we could not host the Bedfordia Cup without their help and at the moment, whether or not they participate in next year’s show hangs in the balance.

The Bedfordia Cup was eventually won by the Clapham Club for the second year running – well done!  And we’d like to thank Suzanne Hodgkiss (IT Manager for Bedfordia) for coming to present the Cup.

Looks like we will have to do the races again next year – those who took part had a great time, especially the ones in the egg and spoon race who found out that not all the eggs were hard-boiled – smile.

We’ve had some really nice e-mails and phone calls from people who participated with activities and stands and who want to come back again next year – thank you, thank you, thank you.  And thank you to all who came and all who helped – you have nearly a year’s grace now!

Don’t forget, it will be on Saturday, 3rd September in 2011.

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