Menston Village Show – new activities, with prizes, for youngsters and 84 competitive classes in all


Menston Show report, with lots of pictures, will be posted, with winners in the MBA ‘Young people’s activity zone’, by Monday 8 September; prizes are at Solo. For full results from Menston Show now, click the Show button at the right.


15 year old Anna Middleton with the poster she designed

This year’s Show poster was designed by Anna Middleton, then 14 years old. The competition this year is to design a poster for Menston’s WW1 ccommemorations.

Only a few days to the Menston Village Show, Saturday 6 September, which this year has not only the usual 84 competitive classes, including 21 for contestants 14 years and under, but another six competitive activities for youngsters from 7 to 17 years in a ‘Young People’s Activity Zone’, organised by the recently-formed Menston Business Association (MBA). There is also a non-competitive activity for younger children at a mini toy supermarket in ‘the zone’, which is in the annexe leading from the main hall of the Kirklands Community Centre to the Children’s Centre. The ‘zone’ will be open during the public open hours of the Show – 2pm to 3.30-4.00pm.

Prizes and certificates

Competitions in the zone include a ‘Where in Menston was this photograph taken?’; Menston history quiz; How many step-ups can you do in one minute?; Write a short (5/6 lines) poem with a World War 1 theme; Identify leaves from local trees/plants; Match property types with who might live in them.

The Menston Business Association logoAll the competitive activities in the ‘zone’ have small cash prizes and certificates for 1st, 2nd and 3rd in each of the age groups 7 to 11 years and 12 to 17 years. For top scores over all the six activities there are prizes of vouchers to spend in the Solo Delicatessen on Main Street: £12.50 first prize, £7.50 second prize and £5 third prize. These are sponsored by Solo and prizes for individual activities and the activities themselves are sponsored by a number of Menston businesses: Nick Cahill Plumbing & Gas Engineers; Martin James Property Services; David Wright painting and decorating; Ian Cunningham Heating and Gas; Aspire To Be beauty salon; Ribston Pippin estate agents; Justin Leeming photography and design; The Studio Pilates; Cleasby Kindercare; Menston Co-op.

Show details and entries

Full details of the show, including all the classes which can be entered, can be seen by clicking HERE or the Menston Village Show ‘button’ in the right column. In the Show pages you’ll find a link to a downloadable entry form or you can pick up a schedule and entry forms from the Menston library or various village shops (entries must be delivered to the Hall between 10.15 and absolute latest 11.30 on the morning of the Show).

The Show is open to the public from 2.00pm to 4.00pm, entry for adults is 50p, 7-14 years 25p, ending with an auction of Show exhibits at 4 o’clock.

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