It’s all go at the big show

PUBLISHED: 12:13 13 July 2006 | UPDATED: 10:28 06 May 2010

•	Radio-controlled teddies from Tree House Teddy Bears were raising money for Macmillan Nurses when they came across Derek Wheeler and his 1876 steam fire engine

• Radio-controlled teddies from Tree House Teddy Bears were raising money for Macmillan Nurses when they came across Derek Wheeler and his 1876 steam fire engine

OVER 4,000 people attended the Bedfordshire Country Show at Old Warden Park at the weekend. The event was blessed with good weather and show chairman Phil Gooden, who runs the owl and birds of prey centre at the park, promised next year would be bigger an

Youngsters enjoyed themselves on the quadbike circuit

OVER 4,000 people attended the Bedfordshire Country Show at Old Warden Park at the weekend.

The event was blessed with good weather and show chairman Phil Gooden, who runs the owl and birds of prey centre at the park, promised next year would be bigger and better.

"Numbers were down on last year as people were still interested in watching the World Cup games," said Mr Gooden.

"But despite the football the show was well attended and Saturday was a fantastic day and visitors said they had a great time."

The arena events were the most popular with the axe team and show jumping providing the top entertainment.

The dog and rabbit shows were also popular along with the craft fair.

Next year Mr Gooden hopes Bedfordshire businesses will back the event more.

"It is the county show in all but name and it would be nice to get more support from businesses in the county," added Mr Gooden.


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