Despite gloomy weather forecasts all week, the sun came out for Capel Show. The brass band played, the craft stalls kept busy, the horticultural marquee was filled with beautiful exhibits and the classic cars gleamed on Capel Recreation Ground last Saturday.
Over 5000 people turned out for a terrific family day and they certainly enjoyed themselves. More than 600 classic vehicles were on display. An excellent collection of motorbikes, cars and commercial vehicles, including a beautifully restored Peugeot H Van and a Police Car that only those “of a certain age” will remember! The overall car show winner was a Triumph Dolomite.
The Grand Marquee drew the crowds in. Stunning displays of fruit, flowers and veg sat alongside home baked goods and handicrafts. The children’s classes were well supported showing the imagination and creativity of young people.
Outside folk enjoyed all that was on offer. Whether it was an ice cream or a cream tea, or maybe a burger and a beer from the bar, the food and beverage fast disappeared.
The fun Dog Show provided plenty of amusement and animal exhibits drew the crowds. Congratulations to Best Dog in Show, Biscuit and owner Sinead Paddy.
Busy stall holders sold jams, pottery, walking sticks, soft furnishings, children’s clothing and so much more.
It is worth remembering that, after costs, all the monies raised from stall holders fees, entry charges, etc go to help local charities and St John the Baptist Church in Capel. Local organisations also have the opportunity to fundraise. Some run raffles and tombolas, whilst others provide food and beverage.
Congratulations to all the winners of the horticultural cups and medals. Especially Sam Jenks for winning the Tyrell-Evans Cup, National Vegetable Society Medal and the Venitt Rose Bowl. Robert Astrop for winning the Banksian Medal, Tom Foreman Dahlia Cup and the Wilding Silver Cup. Julia Forsyth for winning the RHS Bronze Medal, National Dahlia Society Silver Medal and the Silliman Cup.
Full Results of all of the Winners are here
Some great photos of the show from Julia Forsyth: