Showtime in Thorner

NAWN 1109042 Thorner Flower and Veg Show. A bottle of home made tipple judges David and Ann Walmsley.(1109042AM1)
NAWN 1109042 Thorner Flower and Veg Show. A bottle of home made tipple judges David and Ann Walmsley.(1109042AM1)
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SUMMER has been good to Thorner Village Show organisers, as despite the rain, crowds poured in for the annual community event.

More than a 150 children, parents, grandparents and flower enthusiasts of all ages attended the Thorner Village Show show on Sunday September 4 to see an impressive display of flowers, vegetable produce and cookery displays.

NAWN 1109042 Thorner Flower and Veg Show. Visitors to the show enjoy the display.(1109042AM3)

NAWN 1109042 Thorner Flower and Veg Show. Visitors to the show enjoy the display.(1109042AM3)

Almost a 100 entries were taken up this year, up on last year, despite the wet summer weather having an affect on produce, organisers said. Classes throughout the afternoon included photography, flower arranging, arts and crafts displays, and a children’s section.

Those that were old enough got to sample the delights of homemade beer and wine, which proved very popular amongst visitors.

The show, which is organised by the Thorner Village Show Society, was held at the newly-refurbished Victory Hall.

Organisers described it as an ‘excellent facility’ to hold the event in after its renovation earlier this year.

NAWN 1109042 Thorner Flower and Veg Show.  A happy Mark Voice with his first place award. (1109042AM4)

NAWN 1109042 Thorner Flower and Veg Show. A happy Mark Voice with his first place award. (1109042AM4)

Dawn Clarkson, secretary at the Thorner Village Show Society, said the day had been a huge success and wanted to thank everyone involved.

She said: “The day was a big success and the village hall is now a great facility.

“We are a small committee and we cannot put this event on without the help of others in the village who give their time and assistance very generously.

“The committee also worked very hard, to put on what we believe was a very successful and enjoyable event. The judges also give their time, free of charge, and their expertise and enthusiasm is appreciated by us all.”

NAWN 1109042 Thorner Flower and Veg Show. Sisters Katie  and  Laura Anderson with their award winning entries. (1109042AM5)

NAWN 1109042 Thorner Flower and Veg Show. Sisters Katie and Laura Anderson with their award winning entries. (1109042AM5)

NAWN 1109042 Thorner Flower and Veg Show. A display of onions attract some interest.(1109042AM6)

NAWN 1109042 Thorner Flower and Veg Show. A display of onions attract some interest.(1109042AM6)