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Denton Village News Archive for September 2017

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Time Starts Again in Denton

Time has stopped standing-still, at last.

For some months time has been standing-still locally; at least down at St Mary's it has.

The major renovation project at the parish church forced the stopping of the clock on the tower. It had been showing twenty past four ever since.

Now, restoration is complete and, as shown in Johnnie Carslake's photo below, it is running, and chiming, again. Perhaps best of all; we will no longer have those panic moments - "I can't be that late for my appointment, can I!" - as we drive past the church.

Clock

A Weekend to Remember

What a great weekend - so much going on - no time to think for many Denton residents.

Saturday was the annual "Garden Club Open Show" and, as usual, the Village Hall was filled with colour, great produce of all kinds and fierce competition for the prizes on offer.

It was wonderful to see so many entries for the various classes. Over 50 people took part including some of the newest arrivals in the village and a number of children.

The winners of the trophies for the individual categories were:

Then it was on to Sunday and "Dentill 2017". Was it really two years since the last one?

In spite of perhaps a little too much mud, the venue opposite the Village Hall worked very well; with all the agricultural activities on one side of the ditch and everything else on the playing field on the other.

The range of farming equipment on display and in action, from the oldest to the newest, the smallest to the largest, was quite fascinating. The turn-out of classic cars was also most impressive, with a WWII American gun-carrier to keep everyone in order. The crowds made very good use of the excellent food and drink on offer and were entertained by the wide repertoire of the mobile organ.

One of the organisers rated this Dentill the "best-yet" and a substantial sum was raised for charity. Roll on 2019!

So it was a very busy weekend but, as one new resident observed, it provided two outstanding, most enjoyable community events - what living in Denton is really all about.

Thanks must go to the many people who worked so hard to make the events so successful.

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