A record number of 500 entries from adults and 200 from children made a huge contribution to the success of this year’s Scholes Village Show.
Many entries came from three generations of the same family, with children, their parents and grandparents enjoying competing together.
Held in the newly refurbished village hall, with strong support from the hall committee, this was the third Scholes show following the event’s revival in 2010; its popularity confirmed it is now firmly re-established.
With plans to build more than 800 new homes in Scholes during the next decade causing much local concern, many people see the village show as a strong statement of their determination to retain the rural character of their community.
Jane Macaulay, who chairs the organising team, told the Wetherby News: “I believe the number of entries was exceptionally good for any village show.
“We were overwhelmed by the amazing support we received from the village and nearby.”
The show was opened by Scholes resident Mrs Joan Fox, a village stalwart who for many years has worked tirelessly for local organisations, particularly Scholes Village Players and the village gala.
One of two new classes was a home baking competition open only to men and six very good cakes were entered.
“The children’s section was excellent and wonderful displays of flowers, fruit, vegetables and home baking were very impressive,” Jane added, thanking Women’s Institute members for providing “lovely teas.”