Dozens of entries in pet show

FILEY Town Festival’s ever-popular pet show was another big success - attracting almost 100 entries.

Two guinea pigs were among the entrants for the event, which was organised by Julie Viles and was judged by Dave Newberry.

Charlie Middleton won the Best Children’s Pet prize with Jenny, a Jack Russell/Corgi cross.

Liz Long took home the honours for Pet with the Nicest Eyes for Tom, a standard poodle.

Sam Jepson and his 12-year-old labrador/whipper cross Bonnie received the rosette for Pet in the Best Condition.

And the prize for the pet the judge would like to take home went to the Booth and Baker families for Martha, a 12-week-old Lhasa Apso puppy.

Martha was also named Reserve Best in Show but was beaten to Best in Show by Tom, the standard poodle.

The event was one of many attractions at this year’s festival, which finished on Sunday.

Despite less public funding in comparison to last year the festival still featured an eventful nine days aimed at involving all ages.

It culminated with a Family Fun Day in Glen Gardens, which included the pet show, before the traditional finale, a Last Night of the Proms concert in the Methodist Church.

Youngster Liberty Rounding was named as the festival princess, with Ellie Gibson in the role of festival queen and Ben Clarke as the festival prince.