Time to get creative as community shows return

GREEN-FINGERED growers and creative crafters can get stuck in as three community shows return.

Children getting creative at Delph last year

The Delph Flower Show is taking place – for the 89th year – on Saturday, August 26 at the Methodist Church Hall, Gartside Street.

There will be a host of flower, vegetable and produce categories for entrants to compete in, as well as a number of categories for children.

The show will be open for staging of entries on Friday, August 25 from 7-9pm and then on Saturday, August 26 from 9am-12.30pm.

Special guest Cllr Nikki Kirkham, chairman of Saddleworth Parish Council, will lead the judging at 1pm before the exhibition is open to the public at 3pm including raffle, auction and presentation of the prizes.

Then it is Denshaw’s turn to host their own Show on Saturday, September 2 at the Village Hall.

Alongside the flower and vegetable categories, entrants can also try their hand at home baking and the ever-popular children’s sections, and the new scarecrow competition.

Show organiser Dr Andrew Vance said: “We are looking forward to welcoming entries from all over the area, and this year’s show has the makings of a wonderful day.

Some of the flowers entered at the Denshaw Show last year

“If you are looking for ideas for the children to do during the holidays, then make a scarecrow!

“All the children’s sections are an ideal way of giving the children something to do. The Junction Inn at Denshaw has schedules for all the classes and the rules.”

Entries must be in by 12.30pm on the day, with viewing and prizes from 3.15pm, followed by the popular auction of the exhibits.

Artwork on display at Friezland Community Show last year

Judging will take place before the show and also being judged by people at the show.

Meanwhile, Friezland’s Community Show is returning on Saturday, September 23 at Friezland Church Hall following a hugely successful debut last year.

Almost 400 entries were made into the variety of categories, including arts and crafts, photography, fruit and vegetables, baking, drawing and more.

This year, the event, organised by the church committee, invites locals to show off their skills and imagination in a range of competitions, with sections for adults and juniors.

At the end of the day entries will be auctioned off for charity, with funds going towards church repairs, unless otherwise specified.



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