Deeping Show a success
A SPECTACULAR showcase of farming and countryside pursuits drew thousands to Market Deeping at the weekend.
Organisers of the Deeping Agricultural Show and Country Fair were delighted the rain held off until late on Sunday after last year’s wash-out kept crowds away.
Everything from vintage tractors and a Battle of Britain fly-past to a grand parade of sheep kept visitors entertained throughout the weekend as well as a host of activities for youngsters.
The show raised money for Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance, Fenland Riding and St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice.
Publicity co-ordinator Pauline Redshaw said: “The 65th Deeping Show enjoyed good attendance. The committee is grateful for people that brought animals to the show. There was an excellent display of vintage tractors and cars and an array of stalls.”
Local schools got involved including Deeping School’s model railway club.
The show also had a rousing display by town criers from across the world preparing for the World Town Crier Championships in Chester this weekend.
A farm owner was injured on Saturday after an incident in a cattle pen. The committee said they “deeply regretted” what happened and their thoughts were with him and his family.
big shout: (From left to right) Bretton parish crier Pearl Capewell, Judy Campbell from Australia, Brenda Willison from Market Deeping and Paddy-Ann Pemberton from New Zealand rehearsing for the World Town Crier Championships in Chester this weekend. (METP-06-06-10DL044)
Archie Palmer plays on one of the tractors at the Deeping Show. (METP-05-0610GM009)
show: Reece Cambridge with his Dexter heifer at the Deeping Show. (METP-05-06-10GM003)
sun: Harriet Fielding enjoys an ice cream at the Deeping Show. (METP-05-06-10GM013)
display: (From left to right) Sisters Phoenix and Willow Van Landeghem display their Lincoln longwool sheep at the show. (METP-05-06-10GM004)