Roll up for our (Socially Distanced) Village Show!

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Our much-loved annual Village Show is going ahead but in a different format this year.

The popular event cannot be held in its usual way this year, due to the pandemic. We didn’t want people to miss all the fun, though, so our inventive show committee have come up with ways for it to go ahead in ways that are safely socially distanced.

This year’s show is linked to Middleton Hall’s 120th anniversary which is being marked this year and which is reflected in the categories taking place over the next few weeks.

Throughout September and October residents and co-owners and their friends and families are being invited to take part in a range of weekly challenges – including vegetables, flowers and plants, decorated cakes and photography – either by sending photos or submitting entries safely following instructions to be announced for judging. We’re even planning Covid-secure sports day activities and a 120 laps fund-raising challenge!

We’re looking forward to seeing a 120lb onion…

The categories are as follows:

Middleton Hall’s (Socially Distanced) Village Show 2020

– A special edition to mark our 120-year anniversary –

7th-13th September – Allotment Week: Photos of: Heaviest Onion, 6 Runner Beans, 3 Beetroots, 6 Cherry Tomatoes, 2 Carrots, 1 Marrow, 2 Courgettes (The onion should be on a set of scales with the weight visible)

11th September – Sports Day – Sporting activities and challenges with a 120 theme. Further information to be announced

14th-20th September – Flowers & Plants – Flower arranging, Colourful posy, Unusual varieties, Walk around the grounds to view the 120-year-old trees. An information leaflet will be available from Reception throughout the week.

21st-27th September – Bake Off – Cake decorating competition (to be judged by residents)

September 28th-October 4th – Photography – Photos of Middleton Hall and the local area over the years. If you have any details an stories to accompany photos, we’d love to see this too.

Please send photo submissions to Note: all entries will be featured on our website and social media pages

 For further information please contact the Healthy Living Team on 01325 332207

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