Photos: Crowds enjoy the 134th Minster Show

Minster Show fun Photo Frank Leppard

Crowds enjoyed the return of the Minster Show yesterday (July 23) with fun on the Rec including children’s games, shows, music, wood carving and more.

The event started with a parade full of fabulous costumes, carnival queens and mascots.

Author David Lee Stone opened the show Photo Matt Doy

The 134th show also featured a marquee, funfair, stalls, races for children, live music, mascots, chainsaw carving and Punch and Judy with pip the clown.

There were competitions for photos and flowers, crafts and cakes, a VW static display, baby show, refreshments and a licensed bar.

Photo Frank Leppard

Organisers said: “The Minster Show parade was turned into a Mardi Gras yesterday led by The Hair of the Dog. So much effort went into all the floats and fancy dress to make it the best one for years.

“The show ground was filled with stalls and sideshows to be enjoyed by over 1,500 visitors. The sun shone, the music played and the atmosphere was amazing. The Native Oysters Band ,Bread and Butter Duo and The Rock Choir filled the air with music.

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“Minster’s Paul Cornwall who has been part of the show for many years playing his guitar very sadly passed away on Friday, July 22. As a tribute his family allowed us to play one of his songs so he could still be part of this year’s show as planned.

Zio the fox Photo Frank Leppard

“Minster once again pulled together to put on one of the best shows in East Kent. The committee would like to thank everyone who took part and visited the show see you all next year 22nd July.”