Sun shines as Axe Vale Show attracts the crowds

PUBLISHED: 17:04 25 June 2018 | UPDATED: 17:24 25 June 2018

Roger Critchard and Doug Rudge of Axe Vale and District Conservation Society at the Axe Vale Show. Ref mha 26 18TI 2018 6176. Picture: Terry Ife

Roger Critchard and Doug Rudge of Axe Vale and District Conservation Society at the Axe Vale Show. Ref mha 26 18TI 2018 6176. Picture: Terry Ife

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Hundreds turn out ro enjoy all that was on offer at the Axe Vale Show on June 23 and 24.

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Crowds flocked to the Showground and enjoyed the wealth of things to see and do throughout the day.

Visitors were entertained by a range of activities in the ring, including the Fire Stunt Spectacular and the birds from Xtreme Falconry, as well as Axminster’s gymnastics club and Lyme Regis’s tae kwon-do club.

Other aspects to arouse interest included the strongman, Black Rock Llamas and the busy bandstand offered an alternative as some great bands pumped out the tunes whilst people relaxed in deck chairs or danced along to the tunes.

There were also successes with the dog show on Saturday, – with the Best In Show cup, donated by the Ferne Animal Sanctuary and the sheep shearing on Sunday.

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Simon Hodges, the show’s chairman said: “The turnout was phenomenal, an event like this is at the mercy of the weather and its seems that this year we have been lucky – it was wonderful to meet many friends both old and new from near and far who gave a thumbs-up to the 2018 show.

“There are many people behind the scenes that make this event possible. We are all focused on delivering a great event for Axminster and one that raises money for local good causes.

“We now start to work on our 25th anniversary show, on June 22/23, 2019.”

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Trudi Day and Elfride Vaughan of Axminster Art Society at the Axe Vale Show. Ref mha 26 18TI 2018 6207. Picture: Terry IfeTrudi Day and Elfride Vaughan of Axminster Art Society at the Axe Vale Show. Ref mha 26 18TI 2018 6207. Picture: Terry Ife

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