Norfolk Show 2013

Champions Parade and Certificate presentation

My alarm went off at 5.45am. Is this morning already??. I leapt out of bed, showered, dressed and had breakfast ready to leave the house by 6.30 complete with Placard!! 

I have seen the traffic at the Norfolk Show in previous years so, as I had to register at 9.15, I had decided to be there by 7.30am.

Pulham Orchestra was offered an opportunity to parade with the Norfolk Champions. The Champions were from a selection of agencies and charities who have worked with children or disadvantaged people in Norfolk. Many thanks to Linda Roy who managed to produce the Placard within a ridiculously short space of time and yours truly was elected to carry it around the parade ground and also to receive a certificate from Jake Humphrey, the Show coordinator.

The weather was kind so I had a couple of hours to explore the show and get weary feet before the parade. I was ably assisted by Judith Ford and her niece who took lots of photographs ( some of which are shown here) The staff of Norfolk County Council who organised the parade were highly efficient. The representatives of the Champions were lined up ready for the public presentation of certificates. All I had to do was what I was told. We then paraded to the show ground arena and walked around the perimeter displaying the excellent placard (whilst fighting the occasional breeze).

Speeches were made by Mr Humphrey and the tune "Champions" was played by the Royal Marines Band ( almost as good as our brass section!!) So on a serious note, we did have the opportunity to publicise our orchestra to the many people that we were able to speak to as well as having a great day out. And yes, my feet were killing me by the end!.

Paul Chambers