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St Martin prepares for annual horticulture and craft show
12:00pm Sunday 11th August 2013 in News
Plants are being anxiously watched and crafts hastily finished ahead of St Martin Craft and Horticultural Show later this month.
The 38th annual show how will be held in the barn at Trewince, St Martin on Saturday, August 24.
It will be opened at 2.30pm by the Rev Owen Blatchly, who opened the sixth show in 1978 when he was vicar of Manaccan. In 1982 he moved up country but returned to Cornwall when he retired, although he continues to take an active role in church matters.
Despite appalling weather last year more than 450 people gathered for the event, which has maintained its tradition feel with straw bales providing seating.
Schedules are available |from Newtown Garage and Mawgan Shop for this year’s event and everyone is invited to enter.
Particular emphasis has been placed on the children’s classes this year, to encourage more youngsters to get involved and keep the show running into the future.
Last year roughly 100 exhibitors managed to produce just over 1,000 entries, despite difficult conditions during the growing season.
During the afternoon the Cober Valley Accordion Band will be entertaining visitors, while the ladies of the village will be ensuring that tea and cakes are in plentiful supply.
There will also be a raffle, ice creams, face painting and a charity sales table, with this year's proceeds going to the Cornwall Air Ambulance.
The venue has plenty of free parking.
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