With around ten weeks remaining before the Show takes place, it is pleasing to report that just about all the necessary arrangements are in place. Schedules have been printed and will be available from Tetbury Hardware from 1st June and also from our web page www.tetburysummershow.co.uk from the same date. These contain all the information you will need to submit items for the show including the date and where/how to submit the completed entry forms. The schedule also details that all cups awarded in 2015 must be returned by 1st July and there is a choice of three addresses to which these should be delivered. The ever popular parade through the town will once again be led by the stirring sounds of the City of Bristol Pipes and Drums commencing at 12.45 from Market Place, and will this year feature two Tetbury favourites. These are the land train, which we hope will deliver our newly elected Mayor to the event and the return of the colourful roving entertainer, Professor Crump hopefully astride his giant yellow bicycle. On the recreation ground there will be a range of activities for all age groups including the ever popular Segways, not the easiest of things to manoeuvre but a skill that can soon be acquired it would appear. For the younger children there will be the opportunity to drive electric go-karts and for the older ones there is the challenge of climbing Spider Mountain.
Appearing at the show for the first time last year, Spider Mountain is strength-sapping activity requiring a vertical climb of over 22 feet through seven elasticated spider’s webs and then a down a fantastic vertical drop slide. Despite the challenge, this proved immensely popular and is back by demand. Also back, and hopefully a regular feature of the show will be the Cotswold Pheasant and Poultry Clubs with an impressive display of rare breeds and a wealth of hints and tips for anyone keeping, or wanting to keep, chickens. We are working on one more activity promoting a local club and if this proves possible, it will be a first for the show. More on this in the next update as the activity requires a site visit and has some health and safety issues that need to be addressed.
Subject to the weather we are expecting a big crowd this year and provided the ground is not sodden, we should be able to park cars on the recreation ground allowing a short level walk to all the attractions. Mark the date, Sunday 14th August from noon and we look forward to seeing you all and admiring your floral, craft, baking and wine making skills in the marquee.