Stellar show lined up for Trawden’s annual big day

Eleven-year-old Caitlin Bowden, who goes to Trawden Forest Primary School, has designed the cover of this year's Trawden Agricultural Show catalogue (s)
Eleven-year-old Caitlin Bowden, who goes to Trawden Forest Primary School, has designed the cover of this year's Trawden Agricultural Show catalogue (s)

The front of the catalogue for Sunday’s Trawden Agricultural Show looks somewhat different this year.

Eleven-year-old Caitlin Bowden, who goes to Trawden Forest Primary School, was the winner of the schools’ competition for a striking new cover picture.

It was chosen because it represents the huge range of activities on offer at the show; from agricultural animals to children’s pets, from horticulture to crafts, and from fun dog classes to the Stallions of Substance display team.

The show’s treasurer, Andrea Hartley, said: “It sums up the variety of the show and that meant it just pipped other excellent pictures to the top spot.

“We have been able to display a selection of other entries in the glass house in Colne and we hope people will take a moment to see the creativity of our local children.

“Daniel McGowan, an 11-year-old pupil at Park Primary School, was also chosen as a winner for his fantastic picture of a tractor, and won family tickets to the show.”

Caitlin has lived in Trawden all her life, attending the local primary school, and goes to the show every year with her mum and dad and her brother Kieran, so the family tickets she has won will be well used.

Her artistic skills have been employed in the past when she has entered the Junior Arts and Crafts Section.

She particularly enjoys looking round the food stalls and, when younger, was always disappointed that she couldn’t have a piece from any of the tempting cake entries on display in the Adult Craft tent.

Caitlin also joins in the kids fun/race events and likes to help out in the Tug of War, which is the local agricultural speciality of pulling a tractor.

Included in a long list of attractions at the show are the adults arts and crafts, horticulture and horses and livestock.

In the main ring, there will be a special Strong Man introduction and competition which starts at 10-45am.

At 11-15am, there will be the finish of the fell race, at 11-45am the Young Farmers Challenge and at 12-45pm the Heavy Horses will be in Ring A while at the same time the Junior Tractor Pull and Bale Tossing will take place in Ring B.

At 2-30pm, there will be Horse and Pony Fancy Dress competition, followed at 2-45pm Junior Fun Races and 3-15pm the Stallions of Substance Display,

Later on at 3-45pm there will be the Livestock Grand Parade of prize winners and trophy presentations, at 4-15pm Vintage Vehicle Parade and trophy presentation and Terrier Racing at 4-45pm will end the day.

For all information on the show, go online to www.trawdenshow.co.uk