100th show is best so far

sp91638 Woolley Moor Show. David Oven with his 1949 Oliver 77 Standard.
sp91638 Woolley Moor Show. David Oven with his 1949 Oliver 77 Standard.

BREATH-TAKING aerobatic displays gave the 100th Woolley Moor show a flying start in its “best” year.

With entertainment for all, including fire eating, vintage vehicles, a barn dance, fireworks, a fair and much more, the event celebrated its centenary in style on Saturday.

“It was the best event we’ve ever had in terms of the numbers of people, profit and attractions,” said Ben Cooke, who helped dad and show chairman Ian Cooke.

“The planes were really good, that’s what most people came to see, and also the Dales Divas.”

The show at Badger Lane also included traditional competition showing classes, Punch and Judy, games, Ashover Brass Band, archery and dog obedience.

In a statement posted on the show website, chairman Mr Cooke said: “I would like to thank all the people that worked to make this year’s show one of the best in it’s one hundred years history, and to all the people that came and supported us on the day.”

Scarecrows depicting historical characters were created in the run up to the show.