Westbury Village Show shares its vision
Over the past twenty months members of the Westbury-on-Trym Village Show Committee have been planning and preparing for the 2021 Show. They are delighted that it will be going ahead on 4th September, opening to the public at 11am.
There’s something for everyone to enjoy from homemade food on sale, tasty barbecue treats and entertainment along with the marvellous creative entries in the competition. Chair of the committee, Carole Thorpe says: “Our traditional show is one of the things that helps to make the village a community, so we hope to see you there!”
The theme of this year’s traditional village show is ‘Vision 21’ which provides lots of scope for imaginative crafters, artists, flower arrangers, photographers, cooks and gardeners to share their skills. There are opportunities for children to take part too with a new trophy introduced for young gardeners in memory of Arthur Brice, who was a judge for the horticultural classes for many years. This year it will be awarded for the best miniature garden grown in a two litre ice cream tub, so it would be a great activity for the last couple of weeks of the summer holiday.
There will be interesting stalls and exhibits; the Marshfield Brass Band will be adding to the traditional atmosphere during the afternoon. There will be a wide range of delicious hot and cold food throughout the day.
The organising committee are pleased to be welcoming South Gloucestershire Guide Dogs to the show. Local resident Louis Jamieson and his guide dog Kite will be opening the show and there will be an opportunity to meet other guide dogs in the garden of the Hall.
Opticians Newsom Davies will be having a stall and will be collecting unwanted spectacles which will be sent to clinics in Africa, India and Eastern Europe, so search your drawers for any that you no longer need and give them a second lease of life!
Bill Long has volunteered to be ‘Town Crier’ for the day and will be a new, colourful and noisy addition to proceedings!
All profits from the show go towards the running of the hall; a visit will provide an opportunity to see first-hand improvements which have taken place during lockdown.
Entry forms with fees (cash or cheques made payable to Westbury-on-Trym Village Show) to arrive no later than 5pm on 31st August. Further details are available in the free schedules which are available in a number of village shops; they are also available from the Westbury-on-Trym Village Show website www.wotvs.co.uk and their Facebook page.
Please note that there will be the option to pay for refreshments with card or cash but other payments will need to be cash only.
Although the national Covid restrictions have eased, the committee will have some measures in place to keep everyone safe during this period of adjustment.