6th Dec, 2016

Honeybourne Village Show hailed as a success

Joshua Godfrey 16th Sep, 2016 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

HUNDREDS flocked to this year’s popular Honeybourne Village Show where crowds were wowed by a host of entertainment and activities.

The sun shone on the event which took place on Sunday, September 4 and organisers from the Honeybourne Village Hall Committee, made sure the show returned bigger and better than last year’s first outing.

World Irish Dancing Champion Gemma Osmond opened the show, which also saw performances from Honeybourne First School Children’s Choir, Belle d’Vain North West Morris Clog Dancers, McCarthy-Felton Irish dancers, PJ and the Party Bandits Jazz Band and the Evesham Community Choir.

This year’s tug-of-war competition was won by the team from The Thatched Tavern in the village and took home the Terry Herbert Cup.

A crew from Pebworth Fire Station also put on a display to wow the crowds.

There was also a wide range of other activities including miniature steam and locomotive engines, ferret racing, Wychavon Community Roadshow, vintage cars, a shooting range and a beer tent provided by the Fleece Inn.

The Produce and Handicrafts Show also saw a record number of entries with the trophy for the Honeybourne Parish Council Best in Show going to John Stedman.

Richard Kendrick, Village Hall committee chairman, said: “The theme for the show is ’Celebrating our Community’ and it proved to be a fantastic day out for all the family.

“It couldn’t have happened without the support from our sponsors, volunteers, performers and all the lovely people who came along and shared the day with us, and I would like to give many thanks to them all.”