Thou­sands are ex­pected at vil­lage show

Change of lo­ca­tion gives event a boost

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS - By Jack Abell jack.abell@trin­i­tymir­

PEO­PLE are ex­pected to flock to a pop­u­lar vil­lage show to be held this week­end.

The an­nual Chal­font St Giles Vil­lage Show, which reg­u­larly at­tracts thou­sands of peo­ple each year, will go ahead on Satur­day.

The event has been changed from its usual lo­ca­tion at Stone and Silden Mead­ows be­cause the ground there has not fully re­cov­ered from the heavy rain dur­ing the win­ter and spring.

Or­gan­is­ers feared that they might have to can­cel the show, which has been run­ning an­nu­ally for 100 years, but came to an ar­range­ment with Michael Tucker, who owns Cameron Farm, in Nar­cot Lane, for the event to take place there.

The new site will al­low the en­tire event to take place in one field rather than the usual two and there will be park­ing for at least 2,000 cars, so or­gan­is­ers are hop­ing it will prove to be suc­cess­ful as ever.

Among this year’s at­trac­tions will be rides in a teth­ered bal­loon, fal­conry dis­plays, a sheep show and a kite dis­play.

As well as this there will be a host of stalls sell­ing a va­ri­ety of dif­fer­ent items, as well as other at­trac­tions to en­joy through­out the day.

Chair­man of the show’s or­gan­is­ing com­mit­tee Rob Fowler said: “The show has been go­ing for 100 years, so it would have been a dis­as­ter to can­cel it.

“We think it will be just as suc­cess­ful as it al­ways is and we’re hop­ing to see loads of peo­ple on the day.”

Tick­ets are £5 for adults in ad­vance and £6 on the day. Se­nior cit­i­zens and ju­niors pay £3 each and un­der-fives go free.

Tick­ets are avail­able to buy in a num­ber of dif­fer­ent vil­lage shops.

For more de­tails on the show, and what will be hap­pen­ing on the day, go to www.cs­ show.



BIG DAY: (Above and top) Last year’s show was a huge suc­cess

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