Village Show (2016)

64th Hanley Swan and Hanley Castle Village Show
& Car Boot

August Bank Holiday weekend – Saturday 27th August 2016

Hanley Swan Village Hall

Doors open at 1.30 pm

This Year’s Show 2016

We hope you are looking forward to one of the major social events in the village calendar, as we start the preparations for the show once again. This year we have a number of categories to celebrate our village, both in the photography, and literature, we do hope you find this interesting to challenge your talents.

The Plant Stall will be here again this year, where we sell donated plants and produce. So if you have any surplus produce from your garden, or spare plants you don’t want to overwinter, your donations would be very welcome. These can be left at the Village Hall on either the Friday afternoon or the Saturday morning of the show.

We will have the local group of musician’s back, 4Tunes, to provide us with some music to entertain; they gave such a lovely atmosphere to last year’s show. After the success of the limerick last year, we are keeping with the poetry theme, but asking for a simple poem about The Hanleys. Anything that inspires you about our beautiful village, be it social, humorous, or the countryside. Whatever represents our village life.

As is the way with all public events, our overheads this year have gone up through insurance, so we have had to raise admission back to £1, with children under 16 free. This is a non-profit making event, with considerable costs to stage, so we aim only to cover our outgoings, any surplus we make we donate to causes associated with the village.

The Car Boot is on!

The annual clear out of your garage and loft is as popular as ever. The costs is £7 a boot. Access to the field on Saturday for Car Boots is from 12.00 onwards – but please remember the show itself opens at 1.30 pm.

Teas and Cakes

Wonderful refreshments and home made cakes will be available from 1.00 pm onwards courtesy of the kind volunteers from the Hanley Castle WI. The added bonus of Bacon Baps is also on the cards. 🙂

Can you help?

The committee are always extremely grateful for any help you can offer in running the show, helping in the hall, selling raffle tickets, or assisting in the administration. Please contact any of the committee if you are able to help, even for an hour or so on Friday afternoon when we set the hall up, or on Saturday.

Entry Forms

Entries can be passed to any of the committee members,
by the end of Thursday 25th August 2016, or handed in to
Grange Farm Nurseries, Guarlford Road, Guarlford.

Committee Members:
Hilary Fowler – The Paddocks, Picken End, Hanley Swan WR8 ODQ (01684 311085) or
Carol Nicholls – Holly Cottage, Gilberts End, Hanley Castle WR8 OAS (01684 310337)
Jim Hill – Holloway Farm, Roberts End, Hanley Swan WR8 ODR
Diana Lack – The Smithy, Gilberts End, Hanley Castle WR8 OAS (01684 311498)
Ann Canham – Smithy Cottage, Gilberts End, Hanley Castle WR8 OAS (01684 310366)


For further details see the schedule enclosed in July/August edition of the Parish Link.

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