Peak show set to wow crowds

Green fingered Tideswell couple Denis Allerton and Judith Torrington, she has just won a top Sweet Pea competition and Denis has won a class at Bakewell Show for five consecutive years.
Green fingered Tideswell couple Denis Allerton and Judith Torrington, she has just won a top Sweet Pea competition and Denis has won a class at Bakewell Show for five consecutive years.

Fun-seeking crowds are set to descend upon the Peak District for an annual summer spectacular - with one visitor travelling further than most.

Next week’s Bakewell Show promises to wow folk with an exciting mix of family-themed attractions and agricultural delights.

And Angela Stevens is so keen to be part of the much-loved event she is travelling all the way from Australia to attend.

Angela, a lawyer, who heard about the extravaganza from a colleague who used to live in Chesterfield, said: “I’ve planned my trip around Bakewell Show.

“It really seems to promote and support the local community – Bakewell folk should be so proud.

“I’m very excited about being part of this fantastic community event,” she added.

The 182nd show – which takes place at Bakewell Showground next Wednesday and Thursday – will feature an array of attractions including daredevil motorcyclists and a talking robot.

And spectators will be charmed by the usual horticultural exhibits, dog shows and livestock competitions.

This year arty Derbyshire pupils have contributed to a stunning wall painting depicting the delights on offer at Bakewell Show.

The mural – made up of pictures of livestock, fruit and vegetables, birds of prey and Punch and Judy – will hang in the main meeting room at the new £369,000 show offices, which opened in May.

Show manager Janet Bailey said “The pictures are colourful and imaginative and the perfect link between a long established event like Bakewell Show and the next generation.”