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Friday, September 15, 2006

Fine Weather Brings Out Show Supporters

Ponteland Village Show put on a fine display of gardening produce, mouth-watering cookery and beautiful creative work and more than 300 villagers came to the Memorial Hall to check it out. The warm sunny September day encouraged viewers but the seasons this year did not help the growers. A long cold spring, the hottest July on record and a wet August were detrimental to the flower growers and there were reduced displays of dahlias, chrysanths and gladioli. Irene Halliday encouraged the Brownies and Rainbows to put on a splendid display of work in the children's classes. The Guides did a superb job of pouring teas for thirsty folk and selling their delicious home cooking. Syd Cowan, the show chairman was very pleased with the support from the public and said there were only 2 classes out of 125 which had no entries. The committee are thanked again for their hard work on staging another successful show. What will they do next year for the 30th Village Show ?
By Muriel Sobo