Two counties marquee wins show honour
Efforts by Denbighshire and Flintshire County Councils to promote the hidden
tourist gems of both counties were honoured at the annual Denbigh and Flint
Agricultural Show yesterday (Thursday, August 21).
Both councils have joined forces for the last seven years to host a joint
marquee on the showground, with Hidden Gems: Right on Your Doorstep being the
theme showcased this year.
The exhibition included displays places to visit in both counties, as well as
promoting the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
The exhibition included a mini beach, kite and badge making, a mini
excavation to promote the regions archaeological links and a dry stone wall
was created to promote the countryside management work going on to protect and
enhance our scenic countryside.
A competition was arranged for school pupils to design their own posters
promoting locations in their area. The two winners selected were from Ysgol
Frongoch, Denbigh and were awarded with family tickets, courtesy of the
Denbighshire and Flintshire Agricultural Society. A hamper draw also took
place, with the winner from Connahs Quay taking away a luxury hamper of
locally produced foods, provided by local producers. They also won tickets
providing free entry to the Llangollen and Mold Food Festivals.
Councillor Huw Jones, Cabinet Lead Member for Tourism, said: We were
delighted to have the opportunity to promote the wealth of attractions,
locations and activities available in both counties, with a lot of focus on
some of those hidden gems that people may not necessarily know exist. We also
took the opportunity to showcase our coastline, with the mini beach and
associated seaside activities proving to be a big draw for visitors.
The countryside was also heavily featured, with the mini excavation and dry
stone wall attracting interest from a lot of show visitors.
Councillor Bernie Attridge, Deputy Leader of Flintshire County Council : This
Show is an important event in the agricultural calendar and I am pleased that
once again both councils successfully worked together to prepare a fantastic
exhibition which was both fun and informative and enjoyed by many, many people
who attended the Show.
Note to editors: For further information, please contact Denbighshire County
Council on 01824 706222 or Flintshire County Council on 01352 702110. In the
photograph below are Councillor Brian Blakeley, Chairman of Denbighshire County
Council and Councillor Glenys Diskin, Chairman of Flintshire County Council