Briony May lined up to open popular event

July 25 2022

This year’s Westbury on Trym  Village Show will be opened by Briony May – from the Great British Bake Off. Born and brought up in Bristol she still lives here and can be seen on TV in a variety of programmes for Loose Women to Food Unwrapped.

The show opens at 11 am on Saturday 3rd September and is celebrating 100 years of the BBC and some of the competition classes have this as their theme.

As usual the venue is the Village Hall and if you have not seen inside this building you’ve missed a treat. The show spills over onto the lawn where the Marshfield Brass Band will entertain the crowd once again. Last year 600 visited the show .

The competitions in a wide variety of classes showcase the range of talent that the Village produces locally and it’s a pleasure to see the results of often months of painstaking work. Gardening, flower arranging, art handicrafts, cookery and photography will all be on display. Pictures for the children’s colour category are downloadable from the website. In memory of Arthur Brice, the Gardener of the Future Trophy will be awarded to the best children’s living garden with the constraint that it has to be in a two litre ice- cream tub. Alternatively the challenge is to create a desert on a dinner plate. There’s lots to keep children occupied during the school holidays. Another challenge is to submit a two minute video entitled Natural History of the River Trym.

The gardens will be full of stalls and attractions for all ages and interests; these include Bristol Bee Keepers, Claire’s Crafts, Avon Wildlife Trust and local sculptor Jenny Pamphilon.

Bill Long, our ‘Town Crier’, will be keeping everyone informed about what is happening, so look out for him in his regalia on the day. 

Further details are available in printed schedules at The Westbury on Trym Library and a number of the village shops. The show website is also worth a look