Guernsey Press

Monster fun to be had at West Show

HEAVY rainfall has not deflated the West Show committee as they prepare for a bumper year of their 100th show.

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The West Show takes place tomorrow and Thursday at L’Eree. Show president Mark Le Prevost with committee member Linda Norman. (Picture by Peter Frankland, 32423213)

The tents were going up yesterday, with monster trucks parked in the arena, while western parishioners were finalising their entries.

‘It’s going to be absolutely fantastic, set up has gone really well, and the number of exhibition entries was possibly a record year,’ said committee president Mark Le Prevost.

‘Touch wood with the forecast, but the show will go ahead rain or shine.

‘Hopefully there will be a bumper crowd for the biggest and best show we’ve had in a while.’

There have been more than 1,000 entries up on last year, and also more stallholders and trade stands than recent years.

Intermittent rain falling since Sunday morning has not yet had an impact on the showground at the L’Eree field.

The committee aims to ensure the show’s agricultural heritage while making it engaging and fun for younger islanders.

‘At our roots we are an agricultural and horticultural show so we pay attention to keep that side going, while also bringing over modern entertainment too,’ said committee member Linda Norman.

‘I think the monster trucks will be a real highlight over the two days.’

Monster trucks Big Pete and The Grim Reaper have been booked for the centenary show for three years, after they first appeared back in 2017 and were a huge hit.

There is a mini monster truck mania for the children who are inspired by the main monster truck event, which will run from 11.30am to 7.30pm both days.

Other notable acts include the Bolddog Lings, UK professional freestyle motorcross riders and Honda’s official UK stunt team, and Skydive Jersey, which will see people parachute into the main arena each afternoon.

The iconic Vraiceaters Tavern will be open between 11am and 11pm on Wednesday and Thursday.

‘We will provide a family show with lots for kids to do and a lot of fun entertainment. The showground is rammed for both days,’ said Mr Le Prevost.

‘My favourite part is seeing it all come together.’

Tickets are available on the gate, with prices same as last year at £7 a day for adults or £10 for both days, and £4 a day for children, £5 for two days.

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