Date set for annual village show

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The annual Village Show, run by the Alderley Edge Allotments and Gardens Society, will take place on Saturday 31st August at the Festival Hall.

Last year the hall was bursting at the seams with entrants, so in order to accommodate 113 show classes, the event has expanded to also take over the Emerson Suite.

This year's categories include flowers, fruit and vegetables, domestic crafts, photography, paintings, baking, preserves, and as always the young persons section and newcomers classes.

Mike Ockelton, who is organising the Alderley Edge Village Show this year said "Anyone in the local area can take part and you don't have to be an Allotment Holder. All we ask is that all produce is grown by you in your own garden, allotment, back yard or even on a window sill and exhibits for the other classes must your own work which have not been exhibited at this show before.

"Above all, it's a lot of fun and a real village day out why not put in an exhibit."

Alderley Edge Allotments and Gardens Society have been looking back at the history of the show and from the society's archives know that it started in 1941 and think it has had an uninterrupted run ever since.

However, with help from the Alderley History Group, they have been able to find newspaper cuttings showing that the first show was actually in 1918 and ran until at least 1921.

Mike explained "There the trail goes cold until 1941 so at the moment anyway, we don't know whether it ran or not in that intervening period from 1922 to 1940. If it did, then 2018 would have been our centenary and we missed it ! Nevertheless, our show program proudly displays the words 'Established 1918' so we are into our second century. It's a bit of a long shot but if anyone has access to old family archives which just might turn up more information, please let us know."

Contact us at 'aevillageshow@aol.com' with all enquiries and to receive a show program and entry form.

Our fabulous café, which has become a popular meeting place will be open all afternoon until 4pm serving tea, coffee and a selection of beautiful homemeade cakes.

Last year we were bursting at the seams so this time, to accommodate 113 show classes, we have also taken over the Emerson Suite to make this year's event the best ever.

Doors will open to the public at 12 noon on Saturday 31st August. Entrance is £1 for adults or 50p for accompanied children, everyone is welcome to go along come and have a look at this year's entries. The café will be open all afternoon until 4pm serving tea, coffee and a selection of homemeade cakes.

Email for further information and to receive a show program and entry form.

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