500 at Hodder Valley Show 70th birthday bash

The Hodder Valley Show 70th anniversary celebrations. Photo by David McNamee. (s)
The Hodder Valley Show 70th anniversary celebrations. Photo by David McNamee. (s)

Around 500 people attended celebrations on Friday to mark the 70th anniversary of the Hodder Valley Show.

The party at Parrack Head farm, Slaidburn, included a hog roast, bar, charity auction and entertainment provided by the Wayne Farrow and Band.

There was also optional rally style judging of sheep, livestock and horticulture plus guessing games which included “name the area of the Hodder Valley” by looking at photographs taken by Slaidburn resident David McNamee. There was also a guess the use of the object game which included objects such as an old fashioned mole trap, an implement that was used to pierce a bull’s nose, a rachet used to tie a wool sack and a hay bale skewer used to test the quality of the hay.

An auction of promises was also held with all the money raised donated to the Farmers Walk for Cancer Charities. Rachel Capstick acted as auctioneer and prizes were donated by the local community. They included a Hodder Valley deer stalking experience with Duncan Thomas BASC, plus dinner for two at the Hark to Bounty, Slaidburn, a day’s fishing on the River Hodder for two, plus dinner and a bottle of wine at the Parkers Arms, Newton, and a vehicle MOT test, health check and valet at Deanfield Test Centre, Clitheroe, courtesy of Adrian Townson, to name just a few.

The evening was also a celebration of the effort made by all those who took part or supported the Farmers Walk for Cancer Charities. The final amount raised by the walk will be revealed at this year’s Hodder Valley Show which will be held in Dunsop Bridge on Saturday September 13th.

For the full story and a picture special of the Farmers Walk for Cancer Charities turn to page 13 for this week’s Clitheroe Advertiser.