‘Bear’ necessities at Whittington’s September spectacular

James Taylor’s ‘bear’ necessities are a huge lump of wood and chain saw.


‘Bear’ necessities: Chain saw artist James Taylor.

Come along to Whittington’s Saturday, September 3 spectacular at Bit End Field and watch him perform his magic.

The chap who chops grizzlies out of timber will not be the only new attraction at this year’s ‘Countryside Fair’.

Stunt Show

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Striking star: Janet James with ‘Alfie’.

Jez Avery and his Stunt Show will be showing the crowd things they should definitely not try at home.

Also appearing for the first time will be the ‘Mini-ponies’ – Tickle and Cuddles are bound to win lots of adoring fans.

They might even offer a ride to a feathered favourite from last year, Janet James’ ‘Alfie’ the parrot.


There could be some ‘tut-tutting’ from the vintage and classic automobile exhibitors when some 21st Century driverless cars are put through their paces in the main arena.

But no one is going to complain about food and drinks being served throughout the show, which is due to run from 10.30am to 4.30pm.

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Exhibitor: Rhiannon Stone from Woodhouse Farm and  with Woodhouse Farm and Garden’s giant pumpkins.

There will also be a huge number of other attractions.

List goes on and on!

They will range from a dog and duck show, ferret world and falconry for committed country folk, to a ‘reach up tower’, bungee trampoline and Punch and Judy show for the youngsters.

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Don’t try it at home: Jez Avery Stunt Show.

There will be more than 100 craft and food stalls as well as flower, produce and cake competitions and much else besides.

This year marks the fair’s 13th anniversary.

Community benefits

Every penny of profit is pumped back into the community.

The total so far has topped £163,000.

Tickets cost £12 (‘family’, two adults and two children), £5 (adult) and £3 (concessions).

Children under five enter free.

Parking no problem

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Tickle and Cuddles.

There will be ample free parking.

To book ring 01543 433189, or email: chrismillar25@hotmail.com

Sat Nav fans can find the venue by punching in ‘WS14 9LQ’.

For full details of this year’s show click here.

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