Sun and fun at the show

Homemade treats: Selling cakes for Crowland Community Playgroup are (from left) Paula West, Donna Lever, Lily Cross and Rachel Cross.
Homemade treats: Selling cakes for Crowland Community Playgroup are (from left) Paula West, Donna Lever, Lily Cross and Rachel Cross.
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THE sun shone down on more than 2,000 visitors to this year’s Crowland Show.

A horse show, a marquee full of crafts, baking and flowers, entertainment and games were among the crowd-pleasers in the Snowden Field on Saturday.

While organisers brought back the traditional parts of the show, they also took the opportunity to introduce a few changes.

New events included more than 50 runners taking part in a 12km run, new rides for children and new classes in the horse show.

Show secretary Helen Turpin said: “These things need to evolve or they get stale. We decided to try moving the marquee to the opposite end of the field to open it up a bit more and give us a lot more space.

“It also gave us more room for people to walk around and see what was going on.”

Ms Turpin said the changes worked “really well”.

Rose Bailey left this year’s show with a £100 prize and the title of Supreme Champion. Reserve Supreme Champion was Charlotte Hobday.

Michael Moore, of Werrington Joggers, took first place in the run, while Nene Valley Harriers runner Ruth Jones was the first woman back.

Crowland Challenge winners “The Non Applicables” collected £400 for the Crowland Juniors Football Club.