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Denton Village News Archive for September 2011

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Fun on the Farm

The sun shone, for most of the day, at Glebe Farm yesterday and everybody attending Dentill 2011had a great time.

The third running of this biennial event attracted more than 700 people who enjoyed great displays of ploughing, harrowing, threshing etc. The traction engine powered threshing operation was a magnificent sight as were the fascinating displays of vintage vehicles, agricultural and otherwise. The children’s activities, including a sand pit, pets’ corner and donkey rides, were very popular. Througout the day the food tent and bar did a roaring trade and the Mustang’s flying display was an added attraction.

The organisers would like to thank all the many volunteers who gave up their time to make the event such a success and in particular Malcolm Skinner for providing the excellent venue. The total sum raised, for charity, was over £4,000.

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Results of the Balloon Game

There were 146 balloons in the tractor cab. There were 4 entries that were 1 away from the correct answer:

Thank you very much to everyone that took part, the competition raised £70.

The pictures were kindly provided by Simon Buck.

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The traction engine
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Tractors in action
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Trailer rides
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The Mustang display
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Adrian Hipwell

They Did It!

We are delighted to report that Hilda Thomas and eight other members of her family successfully completed their parachute jumps for charity on Saturday.

We reproduce below, with thanks to the EDP, the picture that appeared in the paper recently but look forward to receiving some pictures of the jump itself.

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Photo: Bill Smith - Eastern Daily Press

Another Great Show

The Gardening Club’s Annual Show held on 3rd September was as successful as in previous years.

This year a record 37 people entered their produce etc. with more than 300 entries across the 53 classes.

Class winners were:

Further details appear on the Show History page.

At the close of the Show tributes were paid to Ronnie Phillips who is shortly standing down as Chairman of the Club.

Sponsors Needed

Two Denton families are currently seeking sponsors for their charity fund-raising efforts.

On September 10th Hilda Thomas (at the age of 80!) will be leading no less than nine members of the Thomas clan in a mass parachute jump at Ellough. They will be raising funds for Myeloma UK the charity that helped Hilda’s son Chris when he was diagnosed with cancer. Contributions can be sent direct to Hilda (788249) or via Justgiving on the Net.

September 25th is World Heart Day and Nigel and Maureen Seamons will be playing there part on a sponsored bicyle ride round Grafham Water in Cambridgeshire. The money they raise will go to the Papworth Hospital charity; Nigel is a former patient at Papworth. Again contributions can be made to the Seamons (788717) or via Justgiving on the Net.

Wedding News and Views

Simon Buck has been the official photographer at two recent Denton weddings and his reports of the events together with some excellent pictures are available on his website.

The families involved have kindly agreed to general access so use the links below:

A third village wedding is due soon — watch this space.

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