The first activity on site happens on the Thursday before the show when the stands and tables are set out. It is slightly intimidating looking at a pile of stands in Alan's trailer and a large empty marquee. Mike took control the way a good chairman should and dictated where the stands should go, third time lucky! :-)
Friday was acceptance day where the entrants brought in their photographs, all correctly marked up with name, title and class, well perhaps some did but it was good that we had a few spare pens.
Pre 8:00 on Saturday had a team of eight (ish) preparing the photographs for presentation to Anne for judging, recording the results and then hanging them on the stands. A good bit of teamwork kept Anne busy and seated and all was completed in plenty of time for the opening. Opening was slightly delayed by Peter Street who was one of the judges for jams, chutneys, pickles, cakes and fairy cakes. Due to the efforts of the new organiser, Polly,
the entrance level was very high. This meant Peter had a lot more to eat/sample for the judging than anticipated. We all wish you a speedy recovery Peter! :-)
The photographic display was busy through the whole day, never a quiet moment.
These two young ladies were spotted on our stand with their 1st, 2nd, and 3rd rosettes. Not to miss a photo opportunity they and their parents were asked if it was OK to take a picture for our website. The two young ladies were composed by Anne and photographed by Christina.
A small point to note was their rosettes were awarded for painting not photography but it was a fun diversion and the young ladies were happy.