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:
- Flowers - Peter Wiltshire
- Vegetables - Sarah Henderson
- Domestic - Jean Whipps
- Decorative - Barbara Spaul
- Men's (Cheese Straws) - Peter Wiltshire
- Best Single Bloom (A new Trophy in memory of Sandie Jones) - Doris Lambert
- Best in Show Under 14 - Lana Osborne.
- Overall - Sarah Henderson
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 (later announced as over £7,800) 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.