Article from Tetbury Advertiser
What a blooming marvellous event the Summer Show was this year, even the weather was kind allowing the huge crowd to enjoy the attractions to the full. Indeed with record gate receipts the committee is happy to report that without doubt, this has been one of the most successful shows that they have ever staged on the recreation ground. Another measure of the increased numbers is the fact that we actually sold out of burgers and hot dogs, something that has never happened before. As usual the horticultural, floral and baking displays proved both competitive and very popular with the marquee getting very crowded at times. The musical and colourful parade from Market place has also increased in size and, once again led by the stirring sounds of the City of Bristol Pipes and Drums, this drew a significant following into the showground. According to the band’s coordinator Diana Holl “It’s always a pleasure to play at Tetbury. We have such a friendly welcome and we enjoy looking around the show (and spending money) between our performances.” We are happy to report that they have already agreed to come back and entertain us in 2016. Another regular crowd puller is the Fun Dog Show sponsored by the George Veterinary Group and it was good to see so many dogs taking part, and then staying (with their owners) to enjoy the rest of the show.
We would especially like to thank the Lions Club for the continued and significant support in helping the day run smoothly. The prime aim of the show is for everyone to enjoy themselves and to this end the committee works hard to provide quality attractions that the people of Tetbury can enjoy at village fete prices. One mum commented on the day “To my mind seeing my daughter’s face on the go-karts captured it all. It showed how much fun and happiness this show brings to the town.” This can only be achieved with a significant level of sponsorship and we are thrilled that there remains huge support from the town. Over thirty items and vouchers were donated for the raffle and silent auction by the town’s traders while IHS in Cirencester Road and McCarthy & Stone each made significant financial contributions. IHS in particular has been behind this event for over a decade and is largely responsible for how it has developed into the crowd-puller that it now is. McCarthy & Stone is a newcomer to the event as is Miller Homes who sponsored the printing of the programmes. Tracey Lee, area sales and marketing director for Miller Homes said: “We are delighted to have been part of the Tetbury Summer and Flower Show. It’s such a fantastic day out and is great to support the local community. Miller Homes is looking forward to moving into Tetbury with our new Highfields development which will offer house hunters a range of 2, 3 and 4 bedroom homes in this beautiful town.” For more information on Miller Homes and Highfields visit www.millerhomes.co.uk
It is also pleasing to report that a number if people have come forward with new ideas for next year and one of the classic car enthusiasts has promised that he is “working on something special” for the next event. Such is the size of the event now we could do with the additional help of anyone who has event management skills or would like to develop into this area. If this is you, please contact Ken on 504189.
Summer Show Committee