Thousands flock to Greenfield to enjoy sunny Saddleworth Show

ALMOST 6,000 people enjoyed an afternoon of fun and games as the sun shone on the annual Saddleworth Show extravaganza.

The popular event, run jointly by Saddleworth and Oldham Metro Rotary Clubs to raise funds for local causes, attracted locals of all ages to Well-i-Hole Farm in Greenfield.

There was something for everyone to enjoy from dog shows, falconry demonstrations, donkey rides, stalls, woodland activities, fairground rides, and the famous Duck Race.

And talented musicians and artists took to the Big Stage to entertain, including the young performers talent showcase which featured everything from pop to hip-hop.

(Pictures by Carl Royle)

Delighted with the event, Barbara Howse, new President of Saddleworth Rotary Club, said: “The Show was an outstanding success.

“We were blessed with near perfect weather and this, combined with the idyllic site, provided the perfect backdrop for a truly enjoyable day for all the family.

“The Show presented a real host of activities, events, food and drink. The highlight for many people was the Big Stage, hosting so many fantastic local acts.

“The talented performers kept everyone entertained all day long fabulously diverse entertainment.”

She added: “Our treasurers are still counting the takings but are confident it’s going to be a bumper year.

“However, the real value of Saddleworth Show is that it is truly a wonderful community and family event.

“The enjoyment on everyone’s faces throughout the day was reward enough for the hard-working members of both Clubs who put in so much effort to pull off this superb event.”


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