“Buzzing” Disley Show enjoyed by all

Disley Show: Alan J Butterworth watercolour artist and member of Disley art society.
Disley Show: Alan J Butterworth watercolour artist and member of Disley art society.

It was a “buzzing” atmosphere at this year’s Disley Show, and not just because of the bee hives.

Crowds flocked to the village to enjoy the 106th annual Disley and Lyme Horticultural Show on Saturday, to enjoy the traditional stalls and competitions.

Disley Show: Robery Rooney with his Handmade wooden pieces.

Disley Show: Robery Rooney with his Handmade wooden pieces.

As green-fingered gardeners held their breath as their plants and flowers were assessed by judges, budding grocers displayed their fruit and vegetables.

While onlookers marvelled at the freshly baked pies and tarts, others admired the carefully painted, carved or knitted handicrafts on display.

Lesley Stafford, a judge’s assistant, said the day marked the epitome of village life, with a huge marquee, a fell race, a cricket match, a dog show, a barbecue, bouncy castles, apiaries and plenty of homemade cakes and jams.

She said: “Everyone had a glorious time. It was good fun for all the family. There were puppies misbehaving and children in fancy dress racing after them.

Disley Show: Alan J Butterworth watercolour artist and member of Disley art society.

Disley Show: Alan J Butterworth watercolour artist and member of Disley art society.

“The exhibits were certainly of a superb quality and the trophies were very hard fought over. It was well attended and a buzzing atmosphere.”

Lesley, the wife of show secretary Dean Stafford, added they’d like to thank all the volunteers and the WI.

Thea Brooke Baird was named the winner of the centenary cup for her carved melon with leek foliage depicting a shark eating a fish. For a full list of results see the Buxton Advertiser website.

Disley Show: Tresurer of Disley Show Peter Thomas.

Disley Show: Tresurer of Disley Show Peter Thomas.

Disley Show: Tresurer of Disley Show Peter Thomas.

Disley Show: Tresurer of Disley Show Peter Thomas.

Disley Show: members of Disley Horticultural society Margaret Burchett, Jean Oakley and Barbara Sellers.

Disley Show: members of Disley Horticultural society Margaret Burchett, Jean Oakley and Barbara Sellers.

Disley Show: members of Disley Horticultural society Margaret Burchett, Jean Oakley and Barbara Sellers.

Disley Show: members of Disley Horticultural society Margaret Burchett, Jean Oakley and Barbara Sellers.

Disley Show: Joan Green with her homemade cakes

Disley Show: Joan Green with her homemade cakes

Disley Show: Carolin Hallsworth member of the Stockport branch of the Cheshire beekeeping Association.

Disley Show: Carolin Hallsworth member of the Stockport branch of the Cheshire beekeeping Association.

Disley Show: Carolin Hallsworth member of the Stockport branch of the Cheshire beekeeping Association.

Disley Show: Carolin Hallsworth member of the Stockport branch of the Cheshire beekeeping Association.