The 70th annual Pengover, Merrymeet and Menheniot Horticultural, Arts & Craft show took place at Menheniot Village Hall on Saturday, July 22.

The show was opened by Mrs Pauline Martin, 99, whose family were instrumental in organising the inaugural show in 1950 which was held in Merrymeet.

In later decades the show moved to Pengover where it remained until the nineties when it relocated to its present location in Menheniot. 

Mrs Martin believes she is probably the only person who can remember attending all the shows.  Despite the poor weather the show was very well attended and Mrs Pauline Martin’s opening speech extremely well received.

A spokesperson said: “The show this year received hundreds of entries across the eleven classes of exhibition, which include Fruit, vegetables, flowers and Domestic as well as handicrafts, photography and floral art. Our ever popular children’s classes received many entries from Menheniot primary school, Menheniot play group and little owls as well as open classes for other children. 

“This year’s children’s judge had a hard task with the wealth and depth of quality in this class.

“The trophy for the most points in the whole show went to Mr Philip Thomas of Menheniot.

“The committee would like to express their thanks to all the judges, Stewards and helpers who give their time both before and on the show day.

“We look forward to seeing everyone at next year’s show.”