LANGCLIFFE’S eighth annual show took place on Saturday on what turned out to be an unexpected, yet welcome, fine day.

The event was opened by John Dawson, local farmer, brother of Stephen Dawson - the vicar of Langcliffe -, and star of the popular Channel Four series: The Yorkshire Dales and the Lakes.

Mr Dawson opened the proceedings by saying how important community events like the show are. He recognised all the planning and hard work that had gone into the day, but also all the camaraderie and fun that was enjoyed.

He told the story of ‘a poor man who had nothing but money’ and said that the Langcliffe community was rich is other ways.

This year the event has been in existence for eight years.

“The first show was in 2012,” Helen Jarvis explained. “Ian Johnson and his wife, Barbara, returned to live in the village. They had both been involved in Giggleswick Village Show and had the skills to organise one here.

“Ian is still the show secretary. Lots of local people get involved. The classes have changed and developed over the seven years. Any money raised is distributed between the church, the community garden with the beekeepers and the institute.”

Resident and chairman of the Langcliffe Institute Eric Parker, along with a team made up from the committee, served refreshments throughout the show afternoon raising £229 for the Institute.

The traditional after-show pie and peas supper served 68 villagers and friends.

Thanks were expressed to Pat Smelt and her team for organising, cooking, serving and washing up after this.

The meal was followed by an auction of donated exhibits. Eric Parker was the auctioneer and Alan Smelt the porter.

This raised £131.90.

The raffle raised £139 and admissions £184.

There was an excellent turn out of exhibitors and visitors.

The show took place in the village hall and St John’s Church. The categories and trophy winners were as follows;

Children’s: Katy Hayes. Culinary: Helen Jarvis. Handicrafts: Averill Richards. Preserves: Kate Croll. Produce: David Croll. Photography: Steven Lee. Flower arrangements: Averill Richards. Door hanging: Susie Lewis. Art: Helen Jarvis/Pam Hicken. Judge’s trophies went to H Jarvis (x2), S, Woolley and J. Haines.

Helen Jarvis received the most points in show and was presented with the Reid James rose bowl.