HUNDREDS of visitors flocked to the Halesowen and Hagley Farmers’ Club 64th Annual Countryside Show on Saturday to watch a variety of rural competitions.

The popular ploughing match attracted 25 contenders eager to show their skills off in various categories with Bob Allin reaping the member’s championship and Richard Fellows the non-member’s title.

Home craft competitions featured baking, preserves, flower arranging and handicrafts, plus children’s classes.

The event, at Brookhouse Farm, Frankley, which attracted about 300 people, also featured horse and dog shows, and a parade by the Albrighton Woodland Hunt Foxhounds, along with children’s activities, stalls and refreshments.

The sale of a Favourite Recipes booklet in aid of the Midlands Air Ambulance was launched with more than 100 copies sold on the day.

Cookery classes competitors donated their entries to be sold with the proceeds boosting the air ambulance fund.

The £2.50 recipe booklet is available from Liz Clarke on 0780 0906759.

Cup winners in the home craft section were Wendy Whiteman (most points in open cookery classes), Ann Nation and Liz Clarke (most points for a member), Cate Crowe, Gill Collins and Jayne Willetts (most points for a non member), Ann Nation (Class 6 and most points in handicraft), Mary Edwards Jayne Willetts, Cate Crowe, Joy Galley and Ann Butler (most points in floral section).

In the children’s sections most points in the show went to Lucy Charles (aged eight and under), Emily Baylis (aged nine to 14) and Charlotte Duerden (junior cookery).

Cup winners in the ploughing contest went to Richard Fellows (vintage trailed), Bob Allin (vintage mounted), Ted Pratt (novice), David Pardoe (reversible), Alan Braithwaite (classic), Scott Moseley (best under 20), Horse show section winners included Nicola Robinson, Corran Brown, Sarah Thomas, Hannah Ludlow, Harvey and Sophie Watkins, Georgina, Lucy and Megan Charles and Sarah Shand.