Show supporters

PUBLISHED: 13:47 18 June 2009 | UPDATED: 14:11 06 May 2010

SIR - Referring to the letter Show Letdown (Herts Advertiser, June 4), I m not sure that Bev Sharpe and I were at the same event. I think I speak for a large number of visitors when I say that this year s show was one of the most enjoyable in recent yea

SIR - Referring to the letter 'Show Letdown' (Herts Advertiser, June 4), I'm not sure that Bev Sharpe and I were at the same event.

I think I speak for a large number of visitors when I say that this year's show was one of the most enjoyable in recent years - helped by the glorious weather admittedly, but also thanks to the variety of displays, classes and events which truly did offer something for everyone.

I would agree to being disappointed in the horticultural tent - one section that definitely needs some serious attention next year - but in every other respect I thought it was a superb effort. So much so that I visited with family on Saturday and friends on Sunday, finding something different to enjoy on each day.

As for being unable to book tickets on line the day before, this is not uncommon when booking for events and tourist attractions. You just need to plan ahead!

GILLIAN THORNTON

Tuffnells Way

Harpenden

SIR - Perhaps the people who complained about the Herts Show should have come to the Radlett Festival which I attended on June 7.

Not only was the entrance fee relatively small but there was some terrific entertainment pitched to appeal to everyone. True there wer a few commercial stalls but also a lot of local charities too. I think I can say a good time was had by all!

SUSAN CHAIT

The Grove

Radlett

SIR - I wonder, firstly, what interests B. Sharpe and her family have (Herts Advertiser, June 4) and secondly why did they go to the Herts Show if all they wanted was food and "entertainment"?

I had not been for many years and enjoyed the show very much; there were so many things to see - farm animal judging and parades, horse classes, showing, jumping, carriage driving, craft stalls, good food marquee where B. Sharpe could have bought farm fresh food.

There were various demonstrations and "entertainment" in one ring, daring motorbike riders, military bands etc., etc., etc..

There was so much to see that unfortunately, I missed the dog show.

I thought it was very well organised, with no lengthy waiting between classes or events and well worth the entry fee.

The hard roads and the permanent numerous rings all added to one's enjoyment.

B. Sharpe could have bought her tickets the day before - why does she think the world only exists via email.

L BARWELL

Old Watling Street

Flamstead


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