THERE must have been sighs of relief all round as the rain held off for Winslow’s big event, on Monday.
The Winslow Show celebrated another bumper year of fundraising on behalf of local charities in Winslow, with an estimated £14,000 raised at this year’s show.
Visitors enjoyed the horse-jumping and gymkhana, sheep displays, children’s entertainment, dog shows, craft tent and stalls. This year’s tug-of-war, won by Winslow Rugby Club, pulled in a huge crowd, as did the traditional Punch and Judy shows, craft tent and the Great Horwood Silver Band.
The children’s fancy dress parade was won by James and Issy Salt and Tom and Jenny Pearson, dressed as Little Bo Peep and sheep; Ella and Donni PaPa and Georgiou and Albert Weston dressed as Old Macdonald and his farm animals; Page and Sophie Ashby Clark dressed as Mary Mary Quite Contrary; Noah and Maisie Kingham as Jack and Jill and Jake Gordon dressed as The Gruffalo.
Winners of the sheep display classes included GE Hayes and Son who were awarded Reserve Champion Pen for a ‘Pair of Theaves’ and AEJ and FJ Claridge who were awarded Champion Pen for their ‘Four Butchers Lambs’. In the hay and grain classes, first prize was awarded to NF Hodges & Son.
A full list of horse show and gymkhana winners is available on the Winslow Show website at
Chairman of the Winslow Show Association, Dean White, said: “This year’s show was another roaring success. As well as providing a fantastic day out for the local community, all the funds raised will be distributed to local charities. It takes a great amount of time and effort to ensure this event happens each year and our wholehearted thanks go to the volunteers from Winslow Lions Club, Winslow Rotary Club, the Scouts and Winslow and Edgcott Young Farmers.”