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A grand day out at Cheshire Show

 ” Record numbers of people have visited this year’s Cheshire County Show. More than 80,000 enjoyed the vast rural festival under glorious blue skies and baking sun”  Click here to read more about this article from the Manchester Evening News

Silver Concierge includes companionship services within the wide variety of practical assistance we offer and this Tuesday we were out and about with one of our clients so were amongst the 80,000 plus visitors to Cheshire Show 2010. Some of our clients don’t want to attend certain events or activities by themselves or they haven’t got access to transport. This is where our Companionship Service proves to be invaluable. We can take clients out to shows or exhibitions, to the theatre or cinema, we can go swimming or walking or out for a meal or a drink, host visits to or from friends or sometimes take clients to appointments – whatever the client wants to do. Sometimes we meet them at the venue or pick them up from home – the client decides.

Our client had not visited Cheshire Show for a number of years and asked us to take them this year. Having picked up our client and driven to the showground they enjoyed a cup of coffee whilst browing through the programme to decide what displays they wanted to see. A coup for the organisers came in the shape of a 33-metre Big Wheel – Britain’s largest transportable observation wheel. The 144-capacity attraction is twice the size of the average Ferris wheel but there there was no time to go for a ride – too much to see on the list we had made !

We started off cheering on the Wilmslow Dog Training Group who had teams competing over an agility course. This was followed by a stirring display by the Band of the Brigade of Ghurkhas and followed up by the impressive sight of 4 packs of fox and drag hounds milling about together. The horses and hounds were being petted by dozens of children and adults in the arena before seeing the 80 plus hounds leading the horses around the arena with the horns blowing – an impressive sight of so many well behaved dogs running freely.

We then watched part of the motorcycle stunt act the Bolddog Lings Freestyle Team before heading off to see the magnicient floral displays in one of the side tents. We then had a stop for refreshments and a tour of the WI tent – they always put on a good spread. Having had a brief rummage around some of the trade stands our client then wished to visit the livestock rings where farmers and owners from across the north west competed proudly with their cattle, horses, sheep, goats and pigs in various categories.

Here is a short clip from You Tube giving some highlights of the show

We enjoyed watching a heavy horse class of mares with foals at foot and then later 4 teams of heavy horses pulling drays all plaited and gleaming before admiring all the different breeds of pigs and the cattle in the livestock tents before having a look at the Rare Breeds Society.

We also had time to sit on the grass and relax in the sunshine, both people and dog watching whilst enjoying a lovely icecream from Cheshire Farm Icecreambefore heading off to the food hall. We got to taste some products and then make some purchases from local growers before heading off home. A grand day out indeed – our client said that they had had an excellent day seeing all the things they had wanted to and had really enjoyed their visit.

If you haven’t been to Cheshire Show before then put a reminder in your diary for June next year- it’s well worth a visit for both adults and children. If you are interested in learning more about our companionship services; either for yourself or for a relative; then please contact us and discuss how we can help make life easier and more enjoyable.

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July 10, 2010 - Posted by | Companionship, Concierge, What to do in Cheshire | , , , ,

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