We are pleased to report that preparations are well underway for the 2017 Tetbury Summer Show taking place on Sunday 13th August on the Memorial Recreation Ground. Gates will open to the public at midday and the parade through the town from Market Place to the show will set off at 12.45 to arrive at approximately the same time as the marquee opens after judging has been completed. The schedules have been updated and as usual hard copies will be available from Tetbury Hardware from 1st June and will also be available for downloading from the web page on the same date. Several changes have been made and perhaps the most significant are those relating to the photography section, which remains open to all ages. This year we are offering very different challenges as the subjects are Tetbury Characters (remember they do not have to be human), Tetbury Architecture, Colours and Shadows. There is plenty of time to consider these topics and choose your subject matter very carefully.
The George Veterinary Group is continuing its long tradition of supporting the Fun Dog Show and is again sponsoring the rosettes that will be given out on the day. Either Cyril or a colleague will be along to judge the various categories and join in the fun. A reminder that all dogs, whether in the show or not, must be kept on a lead at all times. On the subject of animals we can confirm that a troop of Meerkats will be visiting Tetbury for the first time. These adorable creatures are used to humans so this will provide an excellent photo opportunity for anyone wishing to handle one. Returning to the show are regular favourites, Roy Rogers and Trigger his land train and of course our long-legged roving entertainer with an extraordinary bicycle, Professor Crump. We are also welcoming back the City of Bristol Pipes and Drums for what may be a final visit as costs are regrettably increasing and sponsorship is getting harder and harder to source. However, if there is a business out there that wants to get involved in a traditional family fun day out, we would very much like to hear from you.
The web page, www.tetburysummershow.co.uk has been updated and now includes a stallholder application form available to anyone who wants to come along and showcase their crafts or services. All stallholders must bring their own gazebo, tables, chairs etc and are responsible for clearing all rubbish at the end of the day. This year Kathryn Limoi has joined the team and will be coordinating all matters relating to the provision of stalls, her details are of course on the application form.
Summer Show Committee