Waingroves puts on a good show

From champion growers to showstopping bakers - and of course some light-hearted fun along the way- it could only be Waingroves Show returning for its 28th year.

The packed weekend event kicked off on Friday, September 14, with a night of music from the band Tin Soldiers at the 
community centre and saw 34 people brave the weather to take part in the village 
fun-run on Sunday.

Waingroves show. Gerald Treweek and Emily Smith judging the vegatables.

Waingroves show. Gerald Treweek and Emily Smith judging the vegatables.

Plenty got soaked at the popular ‘water wobble’ 
contest on Saturday, which sees competitors navigate an 
obstacle course with 
buckets of liquid down 
Waingroves Road before filling up a 
container with the remains for a shot at a cash prize. 
More than 80 folk also 
attended an arts exhibition at the Methodist church, with 60 exhibitions on display for visitors to take in.

But for many it was all about the show itself - with 92 prizes up for grabs in a host of categories in baking, horticulture, craft, art and many more.

Secretary of the show committee Lynsey Booth said the standard of entries this year was very high.

“It was fantastic,” she said. “Some of the skill and quality, imagination, as well as creativity, was amazing.”

Although weather was against the show organisers, a fate which included having to cancel the yearly Hurricane and Spitfire flyover, chairman of the Waingroves 
Community Trust John Stamp said the turn-out for all the events and the number of e
ntrants into the competitions was high this year.

His highlights included taking village children on a bug-hunt in the Waingroves Community Woodland.

“Things like this really bring the woods alive,” he said.