Hurst Show 2024

Terry Bovis
1944 - 2011

Terry Bovis was a founder member of the horse show and country fayre when it started in 1979 and continued to do much work for the show. His talents included erecting the large marquees in demand for many village events, including the horse show and country fayre.

He converted an old bicycle to create a machine to tow bait which entrants in the races for terriers and other dog breeds chased. In the day or two before the show he scoured village lanes for road kill rabbits to act as bait (something that was much easier before the red kites arrived).

Terry, a gardener for 43 years at Bill Hill Park near Hurst, was an enthusiastic member of the Hurst Horticultural Show committee and loved growing vegetables and sweet peas on his two allotments. He was a Hurst pantomime stage hand, he started a Hurst youth club and was on the H2K millennium committee in Hurst.

He was closely involved in Father Christmas appearing for over 25 years at places including the village school, playgroup and fairs.

Terry Bovis astride his engineering masterpiece

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