Get in touch: send your photos, videos, news & views by texting YORK to 80360 or send an email»
Local talent at centre of Dunnington village show
8:06am Monday 26th August 2013 in News
PRIZE flowers, vegetables, wine and paintings were among the many things on display at the Dunnington village show at the weekend.
About 60 people submitted 430 entries at the show, held in the village’s reading room, in a range of categories.
Moira Deuchars, co-chairwoman of the show alongside Jennifer Winspear, said: “People enjoy coming along and seeing what people make. I think there are quite a few talented people in Dunnington.
“It has gone well. The numbers have slightly fallen from last year – with the hot summer there were not so many flowers. The children’s entries were up this year.”
The winner of the overall Dunnington Championship Cup was Walter Fairburn.
Prizes for the children went to Lewis Fairburn, who won the Parish Council Cup for his Halloween mask, Holly Crosby for decorated biscuits, Holly Ventress for hedgerow arranging and Christopher Chiver for homemade sweets.
There were also refreshments and a raffle with proceeds of £77 going to York Against Cancer.
The first Dunnington Village Show was held in August 1904 and apart from breaks during the war years, and later through lack of support and funding, remained an annual event for many years.
Meanwhile, Acomb Green summer fair has was cancelled at the weekend due to bad weather.
The ground was too wet to hold the event, due to include stalls, music and games between 1pm and 4pm on Saturday.
A spokesman for City of York Council said: “There has been that much rain, the ground has become completely sodden and the vehicles cannot go on it.”
Comments are closed on this article.