12:20PM, Wednesday 03 August 2016
A call for volunteers and last-minute stallholders has been made by the organisers of Littlewick Show as it prepares to set up on a new show site.
The 82nd annual show will go ahead on Bank Holiday Monday, August 29, at Bottle Meadow in Knowl Hill.
The popular family show which brings together a mix of horticultural displays, rural crafts, a classic car show as well as a funfair among other activities, has had to scale down for its new premises, but organisers are pleased it can still go ahead.
Previously held in the Braywick Showground, this year's show will have smaller horse and dog shows but will still include a variety of competitive classes for entrants and show visitors to enjoy.
Val Bosley, Littlewick Green Show's honourable general show secretary, who has been organising the event for the past 49 years, is looking forward to it.
She said: "It's a lovely show. We'll hope for some sunshine.
"We have a Punch and Judy show that has been coming for the last 40 years, a funfair for the children as well as a company giving them circus skills, we have the horticultural tent with lots of food entries, and the horse and dog show as well as the Maidenhead Concert Band."
The Littlewick Show is a not for profit event, and any surplus funds raised are donated to charitable organisations in Maidenhead and the surrounding area chosen by the management committee.
Volunteers are still needed to help with the running of the day, from setting up stalls and tables, to stewards around the show.
There are also limited spaces for last minute stall holders.
Val added: "We're pleased we have the new site, and it's now closer to Littlewick.
"For a while we didn't know where we would go, but we've had so much help, we've had friends in all directions.
"We have had to scale down some events, like we do not have the big horse arena, but I am still looking forward to it." The Littlewick Show will open at 10am and can be accessed via the Warren Row Road side of Bottle Meadow.
For queries about volunteering or having a stall contact Val on 01628 630622.
More than 50 street parties are set to take place this weekend across the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead and the surrounding areas.