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THE HONITON SHOW

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The 130th Honiton Annual Show got off to a great start, despite a weather warning. The crowds flocked in, and the showground was buzzing with eager exhibitors and traders. The past 18 months of lock-down had created a fantastic appetite for trade. Businesses eager on advertising their products and services, and visitors eager to buy. Then the rain came…….

But country people are very resilient, and despite the down-pours, the avenues remained full of drenched visitors, just happy to be able to get back to normal.

There were outdoor clothing stands, giant tractors for sale, financial advisors and accountants, smiley estate agents, garden furniture and summerhouse suppliers. Devon and Cornwall Constabulary had a theme on Rural Crime, whilst nostalgia pedlars had their vintage tractors and cars on show.

Then the hounds appeared in the main ring on Thursday, and children were invited into the ring to play with them. Away from the ring in the rather depleted animal lines, cattle and sheep were being judged.  And this is the fundamental purpose of any agricultural show – exhibiting fine livestock in order to perpetuate the national breeds.

Whittons Auctioneers advertising their business at the Honiton Show

“Local fine art auctioneers Whittons. Edward and Maria Whitton braving the weather in their very attractively decorated marquee.”

Devon and Cornwall Police at the Honiton Show

“Rachel of Devon and Cornwall Constabulary.”

AGM at the Honiton Show

“Phil Roper of Axminster Garden Machinery (AGM) talking lawnmowers, once the rain had passed.”

James Biggins Sheffield Silver and Top Hats
Devontiles & Bathrooms and the Honiton Show
Honiton Young Farmes playing rugby at the Honiton Show

“James Biggins from Sheffield with silver animal figures and top-hats”

“Devon Tiles & Bathrooms. Julie and Rob Ingram, smiling despite the rain, at Honiton Show.”

“The local young farmers just after demonstrating tug-of-war.”