CHRISTMAS OFFER Subscribe to Derbyshire Life today CLICK HERE

The Ashover Show 2010, Derbyshire

PUBLISHED: 13:05 06 December 2010 | UPDATED: 18:13 20 February 2013

The Ashover Show 2010, Derbyshire

The Ashover Show 2010, Derbyshire

Pictures from the 79th Annual Ashover Show

The 79th Ashover Show welcomed record crowds of over 15,500 and enjoyed perfect weather dry and not too hot. Exhibitors were invited to show their chickens and eggs at Ashovers first ever Poultry Show and the result was a truly spectacular display. Also new for 2010 was a themed vintage car display vehicles from the pre- and post-war eras were exhibited alongside dancers in period costume. A wartime theme continued with the vintage tractor show, and Wilf Bown amazed everyone with a JCB display. As always there was a unique blend of entertainment, livestock, over 100 trade stands, craft stands and exhibitions. Around 60 magnificent shire horses and over 100 cattle and sheep were judged and the light horse section offered its usual exciting mix of show classes, show jumping and new side saddle classes.


The spectacular and colourful Grand Parade, a parade of hounds, dog agility demonstration by Animal Magic, a traditional tug of war (won by the Ashover Old Farmers), and music from Ashover Brass Band were just a few of the other attractions that make this such a splendid event. The Appetising Ashover marquee had had to be extended due to popular demand and offered a truly sumptuous selection of food from the best local food producers, and there was a record number of entries in the Horticulture Marquee.


This years Show President, John Fisher, noted that the Junior Membership for children under 16 continues to grow, demonstrating the continuing support of the younger members of the community. In anticipation of the 80th Show next year, a calendar has been produced with photographs from last years event. Next years show is already planned for 10th August. For details visit


www.ashovershow.co.uk


Text & photographs by Jackie Twilley

0 comments

More from Out & About

Pat Ashworth talks to Lady Edward Manners about Christmas at the Hall where they’ll be celebrating the first family Christmas for 300 years

Read more

As winter strikes, what strategies have our wildlife developed to help them survive these harsher months

Read more

A look at the festive themes and events at the county’s great houses

Read more
Christmas

A ten-minute drive from the western edge of Sheffield brings thrill-seekers to a Derbyshire valley where outdoor activities are thriving.

Read more

Andrew Griffiths meets Jim Dixon, the former Chief Executive Officer of the Peak District National Park.

Read more

This walk offers a dance with the Dove and a meander by the Manifold, whilst along the way passing a church, castle remains, country houses and a hollow way

Read more

With winter on the horizon, trees glow with colour, migratory birds arrive and house spiders set off in search of a mate

Read more

Ann Hodgkin investigates a case of the sincerest form of flattery… or industrial espionage!

Read more

Derbyshire Wildlife Trust’s vision is of landscapes rich in wildlife, valued by everyone. They will achieve this 
by pursuing their mission of creating Living Landscapes. Here Julia Gow, the White Peak Reserve Officer at Derbyshire Wildlife Trust tells us about the reserve above the River Wye

Read more

Nigel Powlson visits Sudbury where a shopping courtyard is attracting even more visitors to this quintessential English village

Read more

If you’re walking in the Peak District, the chances are that you could encounter a reservoir at some point during your ramble. There are dozens of resevoirs dotted around all corners of the national park, we pick some of our favourite walks from our archive.

Read more
Peak District

A five-year Heritage Lottery-funded scheme, launched in 2010, was designed to encourage the restoration and conservation of the distinctive landscape character of a large area of north-east Derbyshire.

Read more

Enjoy the wonder of woodland in our glorious Derwent Valley on this park and ride special.

Read more

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy


Subscribe or buy a mag today

Topics of Interest


Local Business Directory


Property Search