We are delighted to report that once again there remains a strong business interest in getting involved with the Summer Show but it is apparent that interest is no longer local. We can reveal that even though there is still three full months before the show takes place on Sunday 14th August on the recreation ground, several stallholders have already signed-up to attend. Records show that these stallholders are now coming from far and wide and, fortunately for the show, present us with a Pandora’s Box of delights. We of course look forward to welcoming the local concerns who support us every year like the Bowl’s Club and Debbie Wood the face painter from Magic Masks but the new additions are surprising, varied and delightful. Coming from Stonehouse is a company called Jack Bakes providing vegan and gluten free cakes, cookies and savoury muffins. This may be welcome news for those of you who have dietary limitations or who prefer a meatless diet. However, everyone will be pleased to know that John Newman will be occupying his usual position on the show ground with his selection of mouth-watering beef burgers, hot dogs and bacon rolls and, as last year, is expected to sell out before the event ends.
Wiltshire features twice (for the moment at least) in the list of new additions, but we are happy to report that we have already ventured further afield. Very keen to participate has been Circle Cider, a small but very popular brewer from Swindon with a big reputation and a regular visitor to the towns Outlet Village market scene. Also from Swindon we welcome an independent Usborne Books organiser who will be providing a selection of books for all children aged between a few months to 14 years old. This is a first and a delightful addition for the Summer Show and it has got to be a “must visit” for all parents and teachers alike. Closer to home is Cirencester-based Sheunique and we welcome for her first of many visits, Sheila Lloyd-Graham, aka Lady She. You will find her a charming woman who has transformed from army physical training instructor to glamorous WWII Hollywood actress, offering “classes in hair styling, makeup and deportment to help vintage lovers establish their own authentic look.” So ladies be prepared, whether your interest is a hen night or that elusive retro look, this is surely a treat for you. It would appear our Fun Dog Show is the current winner of the long distance attraction as coming all the way from Carmarthenshire is Lincolns Lunch Box, a company who bake hand-made, plant based dog treats that are tasty, wholesome and enjoyable. Never mind if your dog is taking part or not in the Fun Dog Show that starts at 2.00pm, if you as the owner have dietary concerns about your delightful canine, these may be the people you need to speak with.
Our next update will feature more stallholders, the attractions you will enjoy and the launch of the important 2016 schedule.