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Organisers reveal line up for annual show

By Jo Deeks on Thursday, 6th June 2002.

Final touches are being put in place for Haverhill’s big event of the year, The Haverhill Show, which will take place on Sunday, July 7.

Last year’s event was a huge success, with crowds flocking to its new venue on the recreation ground.

The event is the main fund raiser for LAMPH, the Haverhill-based group for adults and children with disabilities.

The amount raised was slightly down last year as no admission fee can be charged on the recreation ground. But this year, organisers will make sure there are plenty of buckets out collecting donations. There will also be a central information point where donations can be made.

The show will get started at 10am with the traditional car boot sale and an opening service conducted at the bandstand by Haverhill Methodist Church.

Main ring events begin at 12 noon with a dog display, followed by Reg Weller’s rope tricks, a girls under 15 football game, a parade of classic cars and bikes and two karate displays, plus two displays by Sapphire Majorettes.

Popular events returning again this year include a dog show and baby show, with judging starting at 1pm for both. Entry forms will be printed in the Weekly News nearer the time but entries will be allowed on the day.

The baby show has proved so popular that it will start earlier than in previous years, with registration from 12.l5pm onwards at a fee of £1 a baby. There will be four categories: 0-6 months, 6-12 months, 12-18 months and 18-24 months. There will be no overall winner as judges are finding it increasingly difficult to choose just one baby from so many entries.

There will be 15 classes in the novelty dog show, ranging from Mr and Mrs Haverhill to glamorous granny dogs.

There will also be a flower show, craft fair, an art group stand, a native American camp, a clown’s van, classic cars and bikes and model cars.

The popular School of Motoring have-a-go driving sessions will return, as well as the tug of war, a beer tent, bouncy castle, trade stands and the fun fair. Local bands Oblivion, Rupert’s Tartan Scarf and Slingshot will perform free at the bandstand, all rock competition finalists, with and karaoke sessions in between.

Other local organisatious such as the metal detector club, the family tree group and the local history group will also attend.

Haverhill Weekly News

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