Show secretary’s report – Elm Park Championship Show

What a weekend! We had the fuel problems, the A13 was closed for roadworks, making the traffic worse than normal. If that wasn’t enough the weather threw everything at us, sunshine, torrential rain, wind and what seemed to be a mini tornado. To top it all, our suppliers of the toilets did not finish delivering the toilets until about 7.00 ish as their wagon’s engine blew up and they had to use a car and trailer to deliver 2 toilets at a time. Despite all of this, it was a great show.

Thanks to everyone who turned up on Friday to help Ian and I with the rings, signs, tables, chairs and unloading everything. John and Kath Westell, Rod and Liz White, Sue Starr, Dave Gillet, Jan Witham, Julia Tuck, Kim Ford, Julie Enright, Paula Kenny, Les Tolliday, Mick and Lyn Johnson and Colin Sutton, many hands make light work.

Thanks to our Friday guards at the gate, Vanda Fitter, Linda Plows, Gaynor Taylor and Les Willis and to Malcolm Hanlon and Les Willis for manning the gate during the busy periods over the weekend.

Thanks to all our judges and stewards for giving up their day, sorry the weather was so bad but despite all my e mails, phone calls, text messages, the gods weren’t kind to us. Thanks to the Friday crew plus Nicola, Claire, Sandra, Ed, Sarah and Sue for coming along and helping in the marquee at the weekend. Thanks to Simon for helping with the tables and chairs on Sunday.

Thanks again to Richard Kebble for being Chief Steward for the weekend, much appreciated.

Apologies to Jane Bint and her team who had to stand to drink their afternoon tea and cakes as the tables and chairs man turned up early!

Congratulations to our ticket winners, on Saturday Dot Watts and Ob Ch Ziggdan Zyco winning the dog ticket and Anne Northfield and Moshanta Made for Me winning the girl’s ticket. On Sunday Trish Jones and Ob Ch Longwaves Cloudy Sky winning the dog ticket and Kamal Fernandez and Firetouch Super Girlie (owned by Val Venables) winning the girl’s ticket. Congratulations to all the other competitors who went home with a red rosette at our weekend.

If I have forgotten anyone, I am sorry. See you all next year.

Julie Appleton

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