The show is held annually on the last Saturday in September. The exhibition of flowers, fruit, vegetables, baking, preserves, art, photography and handicrafts is held in the Village Hall opening at 3 p.m.
Exhibitors must live within a five mile radius of Willingham by Stow and produce must be grown in the area. We hope that you will continue to support this friendly village tradition and look forward to seeing your entries in the next show.
Willingham by Stow’s 75th Annual Show
The 75th annual show, held on 25th September was a great success. The village hall was filled with garden produce, cakes, handicrafts, art and photographs. Particularly colourful were the paintings and textiles work done by the pupils of Sturton school and we are very grateful to the staff for their support of the Show. Equally, the village Beavers and Cubs had been very busy decorating flower pots and pebbles and making rockets from waste material. Thanks go to them and to their leaders for making the show look so vibrant.
Mrs Helen Panter, Chair of the Show committee, welcomed all the visitors to the show and thanked them for their support. She then introduced Miss Margaret Smith, President, presented her with flowers and thanked her for attending despite a very recent illness. Margaret said that she couldn’t miss the show as at least one member of her family had been involved with it since 1951. She then asked Mrs Rebecca Andrews, a great supporter of the show, to present the prizes to the winners. Mrs Andrews congratulated the committee and the exhibitors on putting on such a fine display after what had been a very difficult year.
Henry Bates won the aggregate cup for the Junior with the most points overall, while the adult aggregate cup was won by Mrs Judith Tudberry.
To celebrate the 75th birthday an evening event was very much enjoyed: Kelly Ann entertained us with songs from the 40s to the 70s and the dancing space was full for much of the evening. An excellent meal was prepared by members of the village hall committee, their support helped to make it a very memorable occasion. Later in the year we will be planting 75 trees to further commemorate the special year.