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Thousands enjoy action-packed Banbury and District Show

Banbury and District Show provides popular spectacle for vistors

Rain failed to dampen the spirits of the thousands of people who enjoyed an action-packed Banbury and District Show on Sunday.

Crowd numbers were boosted in the afternoon when the sun appeared and organisers Banbury Town Council said the event was a massive success despite the wet morning.

Banbury Methodist Scouts at the Banbury and District Show 2016
Claire Hosler buys a tombola ticket from Banbury Methodist Scouts left to right Oliver Smith, Bailey Poole, Max Rose and Rufus Corney.

In the arena, the Xtreme Stunt Team, the Coventry Drum Corps and the Banbury Cross Flyball Club entertained spectators – while on stage in the second field groups of young dancers and the Brackley Brass Band attracted plenty of attention.

The Xtreme Stunt Team at the Banbury and District Show 2016

A funfair, charity stalls, food and drink sellers and other sideshows did good business and a giant TV screen relayed The Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations live from London.

Having fun on the Go Karts at the Banbury and Disrtict Show 2016

Mayor Gordon Ross said:

“Everyone knows there is plenty to do and see at the Banbury and District Show and they come out even when the weather is bad.

“It was great to see so many people smiling in the rain.”

Beatrice and Maddie Smith with their ‘royal’ flags and hats at the Banbury and District Show 2016
Beatrice (aged 4) and Maddie (aged 6) Smith with their ‘royal’ flags and hats

Cllr Colin Clarke, chairman of the council’s general services committee, added:

“A great deal of hard work goes into the planning and organisation of the show and it’s so pleasing to see, despite the poor weather conditions, so many people having a good time.”

Banbury Rotaract Stall at the Banbury and Distrit Show 2016
Banbury Rotaract Stall at the Banbury and Distrit Show 2016

Claire Harrison from Trophy Pet Foods said:

“Dizzy-Eric (the dog) and I enjoyed our first show of the year despite the wet stuff falling out of the sky! Always love the council run events and they really looked after me yesterday. It was fantastic to see lots of my customers who popped over the stand to say hi and it was great to meet lots of new doggies who we hope to see very soon”

Trophy Pet Foods Stall with owner Claire Harrison, and Eric the dog.

Catherine Smith from West Bar Vets said:

“We’re showcasing alongside BARKS with a stall whilst raising awareness, and hopefully money, for BARKS and Dogs For Good with our prize draw, and tombola”

West Bar Vets with BARKS at the Banbury and District Show 2016

Neil Webber from local business Pro-Clean said:

“A really interesting day so far, meeting lots of customers old and new and the lively people of Banbury. Even the rain dhasn’t dampened the spirit. Huge thanks to Banbury town council for organising another excellent event.”

Pro-Clean Stall with Neil Webber at the Banbury and District Show

Gordon Boffin from Banbury Cross Flyball Club who put on a demonstration in the main arena said:

“Many thanks to Ann Sewell and her team at Banbury Town Council for putting on a fantastic event today at the Banbury and District show, and many thanks to the visitors to the show for braving the elements and supporting Banbury Cross Flyball Club.”

Gordon Boffin from Banbury Cross Flyball Club who put on a demonstration in the main arena

Until the next time – thank you Banbury and District show 2016.

 


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