“A Great Success and Future Assured”
With entries up, exhibitors up, over 30 new entries and many offers of help, Bridgwater Flower Show has survived a difficult year which saw the sad loss of key supporters and now hard working secretary Jackie Sealey says that ‘Next Year is assured’.
Showing their wares to the public for the past 2 days in Bridgwater Town Hall, the Flower Show also includes photography, art, vegetables, wine and other exhibits alongside the floral entries.
As Mayor of Bridgwater Dave Loveridge handed out a table full of glittering prizes, Deputy mayor and Westover Councillor Steve Austen said “It’s a very high standard this year. In fact I’m astounded by the level of competition”.
Multiple winner Bob Cudlipp said “The Town Council have done a great job by sponsoring the Flower Show and entries are of a high standard.” Bob, a stalwart of the Flower Show for the past 8 years, has been involved in agriculture since he was 16. “It was during the war when my father , like a lot of people, grew food in their gardens and encouraged his 4 sons to take an interest. So really, it’s in the blood.”
A ‘Carry-On Film’ script writers dream, the hall included Tony Cox and his 11lb marrow next to Ron Sprod and his massive parsnips. It was all we could do to stop the Mayor getting his plums out…
Speaking from the stage Jackie Sealey thanked all the helpers and appealed to the community to get involved for next years show saying “There’s still plenty of seats at the meetings if you want to join us and we’re a very friendly crowd.”
On 30th September they are organising a fund raising Quiz Night at the West India House with celebrity local historian Roger Evans as MC.
For further information about the Flower show, the website is bridgwaterflowershow.webplus.net