History theme for 2019 Westbury Village Show
THE 2019 Westbury-on-Trym Village Show returns for its 40th Anniversary on Saturday 7 September.
The traditional village show is celebrating both the ruby anniversary of the show and the 150th year of the Village Hall. Visitors can expect a historical theme to the day’s events as well as regular favourites including garden produce show entries, artwork and a brass band in the afternoon.
Chair of the Westbury-on-Trym Society, Hilary Long, is opening the show at 11.15am. Hilary will be in full costume, making an appearance as Mrs Charlotte St Vincent Ames, wife of local benefactor Henry St Vincent Ames who financed and built the Village Hall in 1869.
The Village Hall is Grade II listed for its special architectural and historical interest, built in the Victorian Gothic Revival style and has gables, a vaulted timber ceiling, arched doorways and leaded glass windows. Visitors are invited to look around the hall at the show and the following weekend when it will be open to the public for Doors Open Day on Sunday 15 September, from 11am to 4pm.
It costs just £1 to come in and see all the exhibits at the Village Show and there’s free entry for children. Come along and sample the lovely homemade food on sale, enjoy a barbecue, marvel at the creative entries in the competition and watch the entertainment.