The trophy tradition carries on but is moving with the times, as you’d expect from a very much alive show.
We are introducing a prize for the best exhibit in handicrafts by an 8-16 year old in this year’s show and Holme Valley Parish Council have kindly sponsored this trophy.
Local artist Mick Kirby-Geddes, produced this quirky, sculpted bird and we thought it would be appreciated by young exhibitors winning the trophy.
It’s also unbreakable and uses recycled materials.
Mick is a well-known local metal sculptor and his railings, gates, benches and even giraffes can be seen around the area. His trademark style of using a mixture of found objects and new materials to create all sorts of sculptures is well recognised.
Taking a leaf from his book we hope to develop a recycling handicraft class in 2022.