This Day In 1993 - Three Days Full Of Fun


8th July 2011

The Maiden Newton Summer Event is a high point of the village’s life.

It has events spanning three days and starting tomorrow evening with a disco in the village hall – from 8 pm and just £1 admission.

Saturday of this week sees a whole day of activities which should be right for all ages.

So successful is this annual day that no less than 76 would-be exhibitors have regrettably been turned away due to their being no room to accommodate them.

So Saturday promises to be a day to remember with attractions that include stalls, games, an auction and an impressive 130 exhibits of stationary engines.

There are also displays of model helicopters and another display by the Dolphin Junior Motorcycle Team.


There will be refreshments, a bar, and the ever popular West Dorset Accordion Group will delight with their skilful music-playing.

In the evening, entertainment is provided by none other than the Wellies.

Sunday is another full day of fun and interest with all the above attractions plus a gymkhana, dog show, majorettes, falconry and a children’s fancy dress competition.

All activities are on the field and the whole extravaganza has been spearheaded by Keith Pritchard and backed by the Maiden Newton Village Hall Committee.

Planning has been going on since last August so you can judge the extent of the event for yourself.

Signs will direct you to the events field.

All we want now is continuing good weather in order that this year’s Maiden Newton Summer Event can be a really enjoyable occasion with a successful outcome.

[From the Dorset Echo 08-07-1993]

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