Country show a great success – but more volunteers needed

Alan Walsham with his first and second prize winning potatoes.
Alan Walsham with his first and second prize winning potatoes.

Visitors flocked to Fleet Country Show on Sunday, which included the third annual produce show and a companion dog show.

The event, held in association with the Holbeach and District Horticultural Society, was held at Battleford Hall gardens in the village and money raised went to various local charities.

Yvonne Horan with her 3rd prize winning victoria sponge and Sandra Joyne with her 3rd prize fruit loaf.

Yvonne Horan with her 3rd prize winning victoria sponge and Sandra Joyne with her 3rd prize fruit loaf.

The produce show attracted 175 entrants and the dog show was also well attended. There was also a village market, traditional village fayre activities, arena events, brass band, bar, barbecue and refreshments, and visitors could wander the splendid Battleford Halls gardens.

Fleet Preservation Trust chairman Peter Day said: “The feedback we got from people was that they really enjoyed the day and loved the gardens, which have come on quite a bit over the last seven years since we bought the place.

“We will definitely do it again next year, but bring it forward to July in the hope we get more volunteers. We could have done with a few more this year.”

If you would like to help at the show next year, please contact Peter on 07764282058.