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Fab­u­lous vil­lage show en­joyed by thou­sands in Chal­font St Giles

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - FRONT PAGE - by Tom Her­bert tom.her­bert@trin­i­tymir­ror.com Twit­ter: @TRHer­bert BE163072 ALL PIC­TURES: JON MIKOL

THOU­SANDS de­scended on a pop­u­lar vil­lage show at the week­end.

The an­nual Chal­font St Giles show saw rev­ellers flood through its gates on Sun­day.

It was the first time since 2014 the show was held at Stone Meadow, de­scribed as its ‘rit­ual home’, hav­ing been held at Nar­cot Lane over the past two years. The big­gest show in

the vil- lage’s cal­en­der, the theme this year was ‘All Crea­tures Great and Small’ and the list of ac­tiv­i­ties in­cluded a sheep show, a dou­ble wheel of death, a fal­conry cen­tre and an ex­treme stunt team.

Var­i­ous com­pe­ti­tions for both adults and chil­dren alike ran through­out the day, in­clud­ing cook­ery, fruit and vegeta­bles, craft and cre­ative writ­ing.

Elle O’Con­ner, one of the com­pe­ti­tion or­gan­is­ers, said they were up on en­tries from last, withw more than 1,1001, tak­ing part.

A live auc­tion and a tug of war, along with a karate and kick box­ing demo, were also among the en­ter­tain­ment of the crowd.

The show has raised thou­sands of pounds for good causes over the years.

One of the or­gan­is­ers, Garry Brown, said there was ‘fan­tas­tic sup­port’ from the vil­lage: “The dis­plays and the acts were amaz­ing, re­ally good.

“We would like to thank all the helpers for all their sup­port.

“The food tent was mobbed. It was just a great show, it was fab­u­lous.”

Eye­catch­ing: Mem­bers of Chal­font Wasps FC, from left, Steve Wadding­ton, Ni­cola Higgs, Kevin O’Neill and Alan Yeo­mans

On their bikes: Above, , The Xtreme Stunt team m in ac­tion and left, Bonny y Shack, 4, rides the ob­sta­cle course

Mak­ing friends: Seven-year-old Henry HoweDavies feeds a bunny in the pets cor­ner

Good dog: Imogen n Mik­lau­sic, 3, with mum m Katy, and their pointer era Bella

My hero: One dog looks up in ad­mi­ra­tion at an­other as they wait their turn in the ring

A roar­ing suc­cess: Alex Whit­taker, 8, won first prize for his draw­ing of a lion

Sit!: The Wheel­house Dog Train­ing School put on a dis­play of ca­nine obe­di­ence and agility Tuck­ing in: Two-yearold Fred­die Webb feeds feath­ered friends in pets cor­ner

Wave hello: Katie White­house takes a turn on the carousel with son Ethan, 2

Baa-ril­liant: Joe Man­nion, 8-year­sold, won first prize for his Gar­den Car­toon an­i­mal sheep made from cau­li­flower and aubergine

That’s the way to do it: A fam­ily en­joy the Punch & Judy show

That’s dif­fer­ent: Gary Jack­son won first prize for his crash hel­met hang­ing bas­ket

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