Billingshurst Show


Billingshurst Show 2012



PrizegivingA capacity crowd of over 3,000 enjoyed the Billingshurst Show at the Recreation Ground, Billingshurst on Sunday 24th June, helped by some fine weather despite all the recent rainfall.

The theme for the Carnival Procession was Kids’ TV, and childrens’ favourite Phil Gallagher from CBeebies’ Mister Maker came to the Show with his friend Great Aunt Loretta from Grandpa in my Pocket to judges the floats.  First prize went to St Gabriels Playgroup, with Billingshurst Family Church second and WAKOOS third.

Led again by the splendid Petworth Town Band, who also performed at the Show later in the afternoon, the traditional Carnival Procession featured the Carnival Princess Katie Martin and her attendant Hollie Wison travelling in a vintage Bentley, and flower girls Olivia Falkner, Emily Kelly and Clara Chamizo.

Richard Curtis & WhizzyThe crowds were entertained during the afternoon with a full programme of arena events including Horsham Bluebelles, Southern Starlight Pom Pom Troupe and a return visit from Richard Curtis and his amazing K9 Freestyle Dancing Dogs.  Elsewhere there was music and dancing from The White Falcons, West Hill Morris Men and St Cements Clogs, another very successful Dog Show and stalls and attractions for all the family.

Organising Committee Chairman Paul Starkey said: “We try to make sure that the Billingshurst Show is a real traditional, family-friendly village show.  It was great to see so many people here today, and it’s particularly good to see so many stalls from the local community.”

Paul Starkey commented: “Many people contribute to making the Billingshurst Show a success, and I’d like also to thank everyone on the Organising Committee, which is made up of Rotary Club members and supporters of Billingshurst Scouts & Guides, our many helpers beforehand and on the day, and our sponsors and advertisers, especially our Principal Sponsors Austens, Coco’s, Essence of Asia, Gozone, Henry Adams and Pallet Truck Services, who have all been extremely generous with their support.

“The aims of the Show are to provide a great day out for the local community and to raise money for local charities.  This year we expect to raise over £8,000 which represents a great effort from all concerned.

“Finally I’d like to thank Mister Maker and Great Aunt Loretta for taking the time to come to our show and make it a special day for all the youngsters.”

Mr Maker with Katie Martin




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About Us

Billingshurst Rotary Club    Billingshurst Scouts & Guides

The Billingshurst Show is organised jointly by Billingshurst Scouts & Guides and Billingshurst Rotary Club. All proceeds from the show go to local charities. 

Charity registration numbers:
Scouts & Guides: 305886
Rotary: 1024700

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