Billingshurst show and carnival 2012

Richard Curtis and his amazing K9 Freestyle Dancing Dogs made a welcome return visit to the Billingshurst Show this year. Here's Richard with Whizzy, a collie-poodle cross.
Richard Curtis and his amazing K9 Freestyle Dancing Dogs made a welcome return visit to the Billingshurst Show this year. Here's Richard with Whizzy, a collie-poodle cross.

A crowd of over 3,000 enjoyed the Billingshurst Show at the Recreation Ground last Sunday, helped by fine weather despite 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.

Arena events included Horsham Bluebelles, Southern Starlight Pom Pom Troupe and the amazing K9 Freestyle Dancing Dogs. Elsewhere there was music and dancing from The White Falcons, West Hill Morris Men and St Cements Clogs, another successful Dog Show and stalls and attractions for all the family.

Organising Committee chairman Paul Starkey said: “We always aim for a traditional, family-friendly village show. It was great to see so many people here today, and to see so many stalls from the local community.

“I’d like to thank the organisers from Billingshurst Rotary Club and 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.

“This year we expect to raise over £8,000 which represents a great effort from all concerned.”