Show lives on in hearts of residents 15 years on

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When their tiny village school was threatened with closure back in 2000, the community of Edale, in Derbyshire, pulled together to save it.

They hosted an event - Edale Country Day - which raised the much needed funds and, fifteen years on, the event now forms the highlight of the Peak District calendar.

For organiser James Metcalfe, Edale Country Day holds a special significance as his late mother, Sue Metcalfe, was a key figure in the fight to save the school and was organiser of the very first ever show.

James said: “My mother understood how important the village school is for the community. I think that she’d be proud that the show keeps on getting better every year and that her family are still so closely involved after all these years.

And James now has even more reason to be invested in the school’s future, after he married the school’s headmistress last summer.

He added: “Who knows, maybe one of my kids will be running the show in twenty or thirty years time.”

The show will be held on June 14, from 10.30am, on Edale playing field.