Village Show

Over Haddon Village Show

Held during September annually.

In 2020, due to the coronavirus pandemic, a virtual village show was held in Over Haddon. Villagers also decorated their houses to mark the day the show would have been held. See photos from the 2020 Village Show below.

During the show normally, entries are usually accepted between 9:30 am and 11:30 am on the day, as well as between 6:00 pm and 7:30 pm on the Friday before.

The hall then usually opens for viewing, teas, tombola etc at 2:30 pm

Children’s sports 3:15 pm

Auction of Produce at 4:00 pm

followed by prize giving

There are classes for everyone, including some that don’t take a lot of time to get ready, e.g. photos, a jug of garden flowers, a vegetable animal, a limerick, etc. etc.

Donations of bottles for the Tombola and baking for the teas are always appreciated

For more information, please contact Christine Chresta on 01629 814177, or check out this link.

Everyone is welcome to join in the village show – it’s very informal, you don’t need an allotment or a large garden. There are usually a wide variety of classes for all ages; e.g. a jug of mixed garden flowers, photography, cookery and several new classes e.g. Do you have ‘just one perfect flower’?

Do join in and help to make the next show another success. Over Haddon proudly has one of the few remaining village shows.

And don’t forget the auction where you can buy excellent baking, vegetables and flowers.

Our photos from the 2020 Over Haddon Village Show!

Decorations:

To celebrate the alternative version of the event, villagers across Over Haddon decorated their houses with bunting, flowers, garden displays and scarecrows. People had a chance to view these efforts as they participated in a treasure hunt, devised by Pat Thurlby, which took them around the village.

Below are photos of some of the beautiful decorations which could be see in Over Haddon:

A postman scarecrow

A Spiderman scarecrow

A Batman scarecrow

Another scarecrow display

A scarecrow on a tractor!

A scarecrow with a difference!

A “walker and their dog”

Another scarecrow effort

A porch display

A selection of produce

Flowers on a fence

A beautiful garden display

An NHS display on a gate

A lovely sunflower display

A colourful collection of watering cans

There was plenty of bunting!

A lovely vase of flowers

A fantastic display of plants and flowers

More plants on display

Very colourful walking boots!

More bunting – this one homemade

Limericks:

Each year, the village show holds a limerick competition – and this year was no different! The theme was ‘lockdown’ and these were some of the entries:

 

Jill Beckett: 

The lockdown it challenged us all,

While some baked, others painted their wall,

But when flour disappeared,

It was just as we feared,

B&Q had nothing at all!

 

Martin Chresta:

The lockdown has seen us all baking

And jigsaws we’ve all been making

Allotments have flourished

And families nourished

While for a vaccine we are still waiting

 

Rob Finney: 

We have a quizmaster called Patrick

His clues are quite problematic

We try not to Google

But that can be brutal

In lockdown he’s just been fantastic

 

Linda Savage:

No touching, no hugging, no kissing,

In lockdown, it surely is missing.

Due to Covid’s pandemic,

We’re all now hysteric.

Of our old lives, we’re just reminiscing.

 

Shirley Swaap:

I’ve never seen Bakewell so empty

since we moved here in 2003.

No tourists in town

because of lockdown,

but behaviour in the dale made us worry.

 

Tony Thompson: 

Well lockdown at first is quite fun,

Get all those outstanding jobs done,

When you’ve worked through the pile,

You can sit back and smile,

And wonder where all the time’s gone!

 

Roger Truscott:

This lockdown year has been scarily new

Nowhere to go and nothing to do

Just gardening and telly and reading, but then

It’s time to get on with our lives once again

 

Virtual village show photos:

The show must go on – and in order to make that happen, we ran a virtual village show on our Facebook page, sharing photos submitted by Over Haddon residents of things they had been doing during lockdown. Here are some of those entries:

Bernie Almond – working hard on the allotments

Bernie Almond – keeping busy on the allotments

Pat Thurlby – potatoes growing on the allotment

 

Pat Thurlby – a lovely, neat-and-tidy allotments

Sally Moseley – a greenhouse on the allotment

Jill Beckett – our vegetable plot and summer house

Jill Beckett – relaxing in the garden

Shirley Swaap – the pergola designed by Chris during lockdown

Christine Chresta – a stunning garden

 

 

 

Roger Truscott – a calm and peaceful garden

Olga Truscott – the garden looking lovely

Fran Thompson – the garden in full bloom

 

 

 

Bernie Almond – ‘Just guarding the apples’

Zena Hawley – an arrangement of garden flowers

Olga Truscott – elegant flowers

Fran Thompson – gorgeous garden flowers

Trish Renshaw – stunning flowers

Helen Head – Beautiful peony

Jen Foxon – Dick Foxon with his planters

Jen Foxon – Dick Foxon baking bread

Sally Moseley – produce from the allotment

Sally Moseley – Sally’s Piccalilli

Christine Chresta – a cake made by Martin Chresta

Fran Thompson – potato-tastic!

 

 

Fran Thompson – plenty of tomatoes

Bernie Almond – Produce grown on the allotment

Bernie Almond – Fruit growing on the allotment

Jen Foxon – Jars of Jen’s jam

Shirley Swaap – a knitted beaded necklace made during lockdown

Steve Pope – meadow and dry stone wall restoration

Steve Pope – meadow and dry stone wall restoration

Bernie Almond – Transforming the allotment

Jose Stone – play-day with clay

Jose Stone – play-day with clay

Jen Foxon – Dick Foxon completing a jigsaw

See photos below from the 2018 and 2019 versions of the Over Haddon Village Show!

The Village Show 2019 – our winners.

The Village Show 2019 – our winners.

The Village Show 2019 – our winners.

The Village Show 2019 – our winners.

The Village Show 2019 – our winners.

The Village Show 2019 – our winners.

The Village Show 2019 – the auction.

The Village Show 2019 – our winners.

The Village Show 2019 – our winners.

The Village Show 2019 – our winners.

The Village Show 2019 – our winners.

The Village Show 2019 – the auction.

The Village Show 2019 – beautiful flowers.

The Village Show 2019 – vegetables on display.

The Village Show 2019 – some of the onions.

The Village Show 2019 – the children’s entries.

The Village Show 2019 – the children’s entries.

The Village Show 2019 – the vegetables.

The Village Show 2019 – cakes on display

The Village Show 2019 – the gins entered.

The Village Show 2019 – a general view.

The Village Show 2019 – gin and artwork.

The Village Show 2019 – flowers and fruits.

The Village Show 2019 – jams and jellies.

The Village Show 2018 – damson and sloe gin

The Village Show 2018 – a general view

The Village Show 2018 – marrows!

The Village Show 2018 – the junior competition

The Village Show 2018 – the junior competition

The Village Show 2018 – various entries

The Village Show 2018 – arts and crafts contest

The Village Show 2018 – tombola

The Village Show 2018 – photo contest

The Village Show 2018 – a general view

The Village Show 2018 – a general view

The Village Show 2018 – some of the winners

The Village Show 2018 – floral display

The Village Show 2018 – various entries

The Village Show 2018 – jams and preserves