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Village set for summer show

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By Fiona Reid
Annan and Eskdale
Village set for summer show

A STRONG entry is expected at the 123rd Holm Show at Newcastleton this Saturday.

Officials say interest is high in all the main sections including sheep, horses, dogs, home industries, flowers and vegetables, floral art and photography.

There is also one of the largest entries for years in the poultry show and children’s sections.

Among the firm favourites are the vintage machinery and classic cars display with an innovation this year being a children’s fancy dress competition, with animals and vegetable costumes theme and prizes for the under fives; five to ten-year-olds and over-tens.

Show jumping and a display by Borders Bubble Football will also take place in the arenas and there are a number of new exhibitors from both sides of the border among the trade stands.

The presentations, around mid-afternoon, will be made this year by Mrs Jean Elliot, formerly of the Copshaw Kitchen, who was involved in the restarting of the show after the end of World War Two.

Beginning his three-year term of office is the new show society president Chris Brodie of Waterbeck supported by chairman Robert Elliot, Carrotrig; vice-chairman Philip Hedley, Newcastleton and an enthusiastic committee and other volunteers.

Secretary Jenny Nixon predicted the show was set fair for dry weather on Saturday.

She said: “Everything looks set for a great day with plenty of interest for everyone and the emphasis on good family fun.”


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