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Dalston Show – Saturday 8 August 2009



Posted: August 10th, 2009

Before we knew it, Dalston Show was fast approaching yet again! All staff involved were working hard behind the scenes making sure the equipment was all in order, and gathering together refreshments, nibbles and most importantly a few bottles of wine and beer!!!

On Friday 7 August a team of staff were on the show field erecting marquees and making sure that everything was in order for what we hoped would be a busy show day. There wasn’t much time for basking in the sun!! Late morning we were putting in the final touches when Fiona Armstrong arrived from Border TV and started interviewing – oh no that meant we were going to be on TV tonight! Well at least people could see we were all working hard. Once we were happy that everything was in order for our early start the next morning, we went back to the office hoping and praying for another glorious day tomorrow.

Show day arrived and guess what – another beautiful day – not like last year when we all needed our wellies. As we arrived on the showground everyone was working hard making sure their stands were all set up ready for the public to soon arrive.

All our team worked together finalising everything and then it was time for bacon and sausage butties!

Everyone started arriving around 10.30am onto our stand where they has an opportunity to meet up with some of our team and put faces to names and vice versa.

What a glorious day. The sun was beaming and the crowds were buzzing; the nice weather and other local shows being cancelled this year attracted more visitors than last year.

By 6.30pm everything was packed away ready for next year and most of us ended up sitting outside the beer tent having a well earned drink or two!

Thank you to all who visited our stand and for taking part in our “Guess the Auction Mart” competition – the winner was Philip Mattinson.

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