Despite the main Camelford Agricultural Show being cancelled due to the weather conditions on Wednesday, August 9, the handicraft and horticultural section still went ahead.

It was decided the section could be held in Otterham and St Juliet Hall near the show field, as a lot of competitors, both adults and children, had already put a lot of work into making and preparing their entries.

The show was a great success with around 140 competitors exhibiting. The show benches were full of 1,500 entries of all sorts of creations from cookery, art, photography, handicraft, garden flowers and vegetables, The judges had a very busy and hard morning of judging.

The handicraft and horticultural show secretary Elaine Reynolds was delighted and overwhelmed with the entries and support and said it was the “best show yet”, with the standard of the all the exhibits being “simply amazing”.

She added: “We put a lot of hard work into the planning and preparing the show that we really had to continue with our section somehow, and it all fitted into the hall and looked fabulous.

“Grateful thanks go to the team of ladies that provided a wonderful selection of refreshments all afternoon to many visitors who came to see the show exhibits.

“A wonderful community spirit was shown all day and so many positive comments of what a wonderful show it was.

“Everybody left smiling after catching up with old friends and enjoying being together despite the main show not taking place on Wednesday. Preparations have already begun by the committee for the Camelford and district 2024 show.”