(last updated 14th May 2018)
Valley lies in the southern part of the Lake District National Park
between Lake Coniston and Windermere. It is a quiet area of gentle rolling
fells, moorland, woodland, fields and wetlands, with farms, hamlets and
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Report from the
On the 24th & 25th March we held our annul Spring Show in the Rusland Reading Room. We were blessed by beautiful with the most amazing weather. At the beginning of the week the weather wasn’t too kind with wind scorched foliage at the flower workshop and grumblings of no decent flower or daffodils not blooming. Along with that the main pole snapped which need to be replaced.
But on Saturday morning everyone started to arrive with amazing flowers, painting, home produce and crafts.
The display of entries was beautiful and the scent for the flowers filled the tent. Judging started with enthusiasm and the kitchen was full activity prepare a feast of soup, sandwiches and homemade cake. Rusland Horizons were making bird boxes, bug nests, and woodland crafts with children. Sarah Jackson was busy face painting both days . On Sunday the Furness Clog dancers put on a lovely display demonstrating different traditional dances and encouraged audience participation.
This year we had to new prizes in memory of two of our founder members: Gordon Wilkinson made a beautiful wooden bowl in memory of Elsie Wilkinson for the most points in the Home Produce section, and Janet Benefield gave a prize in memory of Chris Benefield for the best painting.
Overall it was an amazing weekend with lots of people coming along enjoying the activities, food, displays, dancing and entries.
The Committee would like to say a big Thank you to all the helpers with which there wouldn’t be a show, and to all the competitors who worked hard to produce such lovely products which made a super display for everyone to enjoy
Also thank you to local businesses for donating prizes to the raffle.
See you next year!
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