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.
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:
Philip Ransome (from Harleston)
Thank you very much to everyone that took part, the competition raised £70.
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.