Banners fly for Goosnargh and Longridge Show

The banner presentation with mayor Coun David Moon with Jean Hill, Philip and Nellie Cowell
The banner presentation with mayor Coun David Moon with Jean Hill, Philip and Nellie Cowell

The final preparations for the annual spectacular of Goosnargh and Longridge Agricultural Show on Saturday have included special council and business gifts to the committee.

For the first time, two banners advertising the town council’s support for the show and funded by its £750 gift, will fly on the showfield and on the horticultural tent.

And it is to promote that section that a £500 gift from the town’s Booths supermarket was presented to by manager Ian Payne to show president Philip Cowell.

He is pictured at the banner handover by town mayor Coun David Moon, and both expressed their pleasure at the continued support for the show as a major community event.

Work on the show field on Lower Lane has progressed well over the past weeks, committee member Jean Hill reports, with the road way having had extensive work done to ensure that the show gets off to a great day whatever the weather.

“Advance ticket sales have been going well and anyone wanting to buy raffle tickets at a £1 each can do so before the day or at the show,” Jean explained.

“There are cash prizes of £!00 and £50 and we have had other wonderful donations including a first prize of £250 voucher to be spent at Andrew J ONeill`s electrical shop in Longridge and which has kindly been donated by the Longridge vet Andrew Hutcheson.”

Other donations of prizes have been made by members of the committee, Gibbon Bridge Hotel, Palace Cinema, Oh Sew Crafty, The Station Cafe, So Plants at Spout Farm, St. Wilfrid`s club, AnJis Emporium, Sudell’s alpacas and Sainsbury`s supermarket.

Show day opens at 9am, when the popular Junior Section is judged and the riding ponies are put through their paces on the light horse field.

Judging of all other animals, poultry and horticulture sections continue at 10am, the junior tent re-opens after 10.30am, the WI tent at 11am when the different ring events also start up.

The grand parade and vintage tractor display conclude the day in the main ring between 3pm and 4pm.