I'm a fan of Minster Show and went again last saturday.
Whilst it threatened to rain, a quick spit was the worst it got and once again it was well attended.
The excellent Minster-in-Thanet website has developed a comprehensive mini-website with many photographs which covers the show. Well worth a click.
The parade had the usual floats with several Kentish princesses attending.
I enjoyed the exhibits in the marquee especially the vegetables. Once again Fred Fright (pictured at the bottom) dominated.
He saw off strong competition from Tom Debonno and Tracy Northrop. The crafts, flower arranging and encouragement of children are all that a show like this should be about.
Entertainment flowed from one stage with a range of musical acts.
On the other side of the show children raced and the "Red Wheelies" Scooter formation team paraded and then displayed, raising awareness of multiple sclerosis.
My thanks to members of Minster and Monkton Horticultural Society for their time and tips. It's good to know that everyone's beans seem to be behind this year!
Their autumn show is on 18th September at Minster Village Hall.
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