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Home Committee Latest 2017 Early Show Report

2017 Show Report

Weyhey, told you, told you. It wouldn’t happen again!! Theale Flower Show is back on track for at least another 28 years of dry Show days and Saturday the sun really SHONE. OK, it got cooler into the evening but it is September. Ellie,  Olly and Maddy  our Flower Queen , Prince and Princess  all travelled in an OPEN TOP CAR in order to cut the Show Tent opening ribbon WITHOUT THE PRESENCE OF UMBRELLAS (c.f.last year).



The Axe Valley Vets were not available to put on their usual, very popular, Companion Dog Show although did still to show-up to lend their support for Nicola Trevett and Oliver Patton who filled-in for them this year.

There were even more entries than last year to the Show classes (677) and between 250 and 300 adults paid to come in with heaven knows how many (free) under 16s.


THANKYOU ALL EVER SO MUCH.

We also thank Christchurch for opening its doors to house the floral and plant entries and once again providing the venue for a demonstration of floral artistry by Jean Tincknell.Over 50 cream teas and more than 100 teas and cakes were sold in Theale Village Hall and that was after serving 63 very delicious lunches (generously supported by Hectors Farm Shop and Roger Wilkins Cider). Lesley and David Luke orchestrated all of this with the willing help of a team of local volunteers they put together. There was a slight change to the tenting arrangements this year with all the arts, crafts, vegetables and fruits in a single larger tent. This reduced the need for spectators to criss-cross the road quite so much, although the traffic wardens were still there as required. The Barnacle Buoys sang nautical ballads during the afternoon and in the early evening Sam Craine and Hayley Chidzy from Cheddar sang more contemporary music, very beautifully, for us whilst Karen and Colin Fox slaved over a hot bar-b-q.

Among the many un-sung heroes of Theale Flower Show I must mention the brilliant local businesses who generously sponsored so many classes once again this year. And then there are the local ladies and gents who turn-out to move kit from A to B, paper tables, erect the bar, sort entries, bake cakes, decorate the Hall, make salads and generally ORGANISE STUFF so the Show can go ahead. Only to come back next day to take it all down and put it away in a kindly neighbours barn until the next time!


MOST OF ALL THANKYOU EVERYONE WHO ENTERED A CLASS OR TWO AND BOTHERED TO COME TO OUR SHOW, YOU MAKE IT WORTH THE EFFORT. HERE’S TO THE NEXT 28 YEARS OF DRY, FLOWER SHOW DAYS.

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Countdown

The 2018 Theale Flower Show is on Saturday 1st September 2018
to go! Time flies....

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