The Rotary Club of Alford & Mablethorpe in Lincolnshire, UK • Established 1978 • Home club of Rotary International Past President Bill Huntley

Mablethorpe & District Show

In early 1999 the Mablethorpe Show and Carnival, which traditionally took place in the school grounds and from which the school received some financial benefit, was in danger of being abandoned due to lack of support for the organisation and running of the event.  A partnership between the school and our Rotary Club has ensured the continuation of this highly successful event every year from 1999 to 2015 when the school closed (with the exception of cancellation in 2007 due to flooding).

The Mablethorpe & District Show was the area’s largest open-air event which was held annually. The show was a family day out which offered something for everyone. People came to bargain at the Car Boot Sale,  to see the Main Arena Attractions, to see the various Side Show Attractions, to see what the various Charities &Trade stalls have got to offer, to see the Classic & Vintage Cars on Display and a working Drainage Board Display, to look at our local Fire Engine, Coastguard Vehicle and our Lifeboat, see the old working Oil Engines on Display, to try their luck on different games, to have a go on the different amusements –  this event had all of these things and much more.

The Mablethorpe & District Show was held at the Tennyson High School, Seaholme Road, Mablethorpe. The show was attended by literally thousands of locals and tourists and over the years and raised over £40,000; this sum was shared between Tennyson School Association and Rotary.