Village Show


The 2024 Village Show will be held at the Hall on Saturday 10 August 2024.

HISTORY:  Since the 1950s the Hall Committee has run a Village Show and Children’s Sports Day every August.  Up to 2019 this took place on the Show Field at the top of the village just next to the Methodist Church.  We hired a large marquee for all the Show entries, including children’s classes, jams, cakes, handicrafts, photographs, fruit and veg, etc.  The traditional children’s races covered wheelbarrow races, sack races, 3-legged races, and bike races as well as running.  All this could only happen because of our supporters and volunteers in and around the parish, coordinated for many years by our hard-working Show Secretaries Claire Binns and then Maureen Hague. 

Thornton-le-Beans village show tent exhibits

No Shows were held in 2020 or 2021 because of COVID.  The Committee reluctantly decided that, with hardly any children now living in the village, and with a smaller and ageing pool of willing volunteers, we  had to scale our efforts down.  Accordingly in both 2022 and 2023 we ran a Show only, held at the Village Hall with some extra marquees,  but with a reduced number of classes and no Children’s Sports.  But we did also have a Treasure Hunt round the village.

Fortunately the weather was not bad on 12 Aug 2023, and here are the 2023 Show Results

Prizegiving 2022