Without doubt, the inaugural Village Show showed Middleton Hall at its best. It drew residents, staff and their families together, displaying their obvious talents.
The event was a just a seed of an idea a year ago (if you pardon the pun). Everyone pulled together to make it a reality and it truly was a happy day.
Staged in the marquee, the show featured 26 entry classes, from pumpkins to beans, sunflowers, flower arrangements, breads, scones, jams, chutneys and homemade drinks, ceramics, paintings and scarecrows. And, it seems, everything in between. Plus dog! Lots of dogs!
The competitions and the dog show were hotly contested but with good spirit. Thank you to the judges, many of whom were external and expert in their respective fields.
As well as competitions, we enjoyed a line dancing display from the Texas Toe Tappers, Morris dancing by the Harlequin Women’s Morris Dancers, face painting, a BBQ, and many handicraft stalls.
All in all, it really was a great day, and one that everyone is keen to arrange again next year. Looking forward to it already!