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ONCE again we thanked the weather gods as the rain that blighted the afternoon of the 1st August for so many was absent from Long Marston for the duration of the annual village show, the heavens only deciding to open as the afternoon’s proceedings drew to a close with the auction of items left in the show hall. Even this was not thwarted with show goers biding enthusiastically from the relative comfort of the marquee on the field. Earlier the crowds were entertained with music from Reflections and the traditional children’s games in the arena. Most stall holders reported that they had had a good afternoon and commented on what a lovely show it was to attend. Unfortunately the operators of the penny arcade and the megaslide were unable to come because of the forecast of inclement weather. Fingers crossed they will be able to make it next year.

A word of thanks is due to all those who helped with staging the show. A lot of hard work goes in over the three days which is made easier by the volunteer help that we receive to haul stuff around and erect and dismantle the various awnings, gazeebos, bunting, tables, etc. that make up the fabric of the event and those that spend their afternoon selling raffle tickets, tombola, flipping burgers and so forth. Thanks to all that contributed their time and effort.