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Rain fails to keep the revellers away from Corsley
10:00am Saturday 1st September 2012 in Warminster
Wet weather wasn’t enough to keep people away from the Corsley Show on Bank Holiday Monday.
As well as the usual flower and produce displays and competition, the horse and dog shows, vintage car displays, food, drink, and craft stalls, there were a number of new attractions this year.
In the main arena, the Portsmouth Area Volunteer Cadet Corps field gun display team took part in a thrilling competition representing an attack on a simulated enemy.
They used original 7lb muzzle-loading field guns used in the late 19th century at the Battle of Lady-smith in the Boer War.
Also in the main arena, mountain bikers demonstrated impressive tricks, jumps and stunts.
Colin Gordon, with his dogs and runner ducks, also appeared as One Man and His Dog.
Janet Dickens, from Westbury, said: “We come here every year.
“There’s plenty to see and do and when it rains we can just go into the beer tent! As animal lovers we’re looking forward to seeing all the horses and dogs.”
Philip Peterson, from Dilton Marsh, brought his two nephews along.
He said: “The weather’s not the best, but we thought we would come and see what’s going on. We’ve just seen a barn owl which the boys loved.”
Jenny Rutty, Corsley Show secretary, said: “Obviously attendance was down because the weather forecast was bad , but it wasn’t too bad in the morning.
“We did get quite a few people and we’re very grateful to them for coming along.
“We’ll live to fight another day and are planning next year’s event.”
Best in Show (RR Jones & BR Jones Perpetual Challenge Cup): Genguys, Irish water spaniel, Mrs Bradley (Bath). Best Sporting winner (AW Evemy Perpetual Challenge Cup): Genguys. Best Opposite Sex (Scillicet Perpetual Challenge Cup): Storm, flat-coated retriever, Mr Milbank (Bathford). Best Puppy in Show (Silver Perpetual Challenge Cup): Storm. Best Non-Sporting winner (CJ Stacey Perpetual Challenge Cup): Archie, border terrier, Sophie Holwill (Frome). Best child handler under 16: Georgie Holwill with Porter, Hungarian vizsla. Best variety veteran (7 and over): Zoe, greyhound, Mr Creasey (Corsham).
Sprint 5-7: 1 George Ritchie (Freshford); 2 Marley Evans (Chapmanslade); 3 Silas Jack (Banbury). Boys’ Sprint 8-10: 1 Henry Foster (Chap-manslade); 2 Alexander Knight (Chapman-slade); 3 Oliver Knight (Chapmanslade). Girls’ Sprint 8-10: 1 Poppy Freeman-Reade (Shaftesbury); 2 Alana McGirr (Warminster); 3 Phoebe Ritchie (Freshford). Boys’ Sprint 11-13: 1 Matthew White (Warminster); 2 Ethan White (Warminster); 3 Callum Turner (Corsley). Girls’ Sprint 11-13: Joint 1 Ellie Dent (Warminster) and Eve Rickhuss (Corsley). Egg & Spoon 5-7: 1 Silas Jack; 2 Aliya Dowson (Frome); 3 George Ritchie. Girls’ Egg & Spoon 8-10: 1 Alana McGirr; 2 May Evans (Chap-manslade); 3 Phoebe Ritchie and Poppy Freeman-Reade. Boys’ Egg & Spoon 8-10: 1 Henry Foster; 2 Alex and Oliver Knight; 3 Toby Freeman-Reade. Boys’ Egg & Spoon 11-13: 1 Callum Turner; 2 Matthew White; 3 Ethan White. Girls’ Egg & Spoon 11-13: 1 Ellie Dent; 2 Eve Rickhuss; 3 Hannah Pyper (Warminster). Sack 5-7: 1 George Ritchie; 2 Silas Jack; 3 Marley Evans. Boys’ Sack 8-10: 1 Henry Foster, 2 Alex Knight; joint 3 Oliver Knight and Toby Freeman-Reade. Girls’ Sack 8-10: 1 May Evans; 2 Poppy Freeman-Reade and Phoebe Ritchie; 3 Alana McGirr. Boys’ Sack 11-13: 1 Ethan White; 2 Callum Turner; 3 Matthew White.Girls’ Sack 11-13: 1 Ellie Dent; 2 Eve Rickhuss; 3 Hannah Pyper. Three-legged 5-7: 1 Marley Evans and Henry Foster; 2 George Ritchie and Silas Jack; Maisy Jack (Banbury) and Adelaide Peart; 3 Aliya and Reece Dowson. Three legged 8-10: 1 Alex Knight and Henry Foster; 2 Alana McGirr and Poppy Freeman-Reade; 3 Poppy Thornton (Frome) and Molly Savva (Chapmanslade); May Evans and Phoebe Ritchie. Three legged 11-13: 1 Conner and Callum Turner (Corsley); 2 Matthew and Ethan White; 3 Eve Rickhuss and Hannah Pyper. Obstacle 5-7: 1 George Ritchie; 2 Silas Jack; 3 Aliya Dowson, Marley Evans. Boys’ Obstacle 8-10: 1 Alex Knight and Henry Foster; 2 Toby Freeman-Reade; 3 Oliver Knight. Girls’ Obstacle 8-10: 1 Poppy Freeman-Reade; 2 Alana McGirr; 3 May Evans. Obstacle 11-13: 1 Callum Turner; 2 Matthew White; 3 Ethan White.
Full results in next week’s Wiltshire Times.