Outing to Malvern Show – Saturday 28th September 2019
Our coach was nice and early and we were soon all on board and ready for our journey to Malvern.
It was an uneventful and a non-holdup journey to Malvern. Once we had been through check-in everyone went their separate ways. It is a huge show over a vast area. There was something for everyone; Retail of anything to do with gardening, outdoor clothes and shoes; Nurseries, Food outlets and a Food Hall; Machinery of all types including vintage machinery, a Vintage tent where refreshments were served in china cups and saucers; they also had jive demonstrations and lessons (I know of at least one of our members who tried this). The RHS had a marque of show flowers at competition level. A huge marquee housed vegetables of all different sizes and weights (several records were broken). An old fashioned fairground for the youngsters to explore. A number of buildings housed a World of Animals. In the arena a dog agility course took place as did a sheep dog demonstration, parade of livestock and machinery; show jumping; a heavy horse competition (Hook Norton Brewery) took part in this, and a carriage driving competition . Country Pursuits Village gave an authentic taste of country sports, demonstrations of country skills and animals.
The above is just a small synopsis of what the day covered, it would take 2 or 3 days to get round everything fully.
We spent 5 hours at the show and when the party got back to the coach with their purchases they were all ready for a sit down and restful journey home; we arrived back in Carterton at approx 4.45pm. Thank you Janice for some of the photos. Pam