Flower show marks 75 years

August 03 2018

The Frenchay and Hambrook Horticultural Society, in conjunction with Frenchay CIC, celebrated 75 years of the Frenchay Flower Show with another glorious day on Frenchay Common on Saturday July 14.

Neither the heat, Wimbledon, nor the World Cup final could prevent a large and enthusiastic crowd attending to experience the delights of the day.

The show was opened by Presley Chick from Hambrook School and Charlotte Turner from Frenchay School, the Prince and Princess for the day, who proceeded through the showground, leading the cutest alpacas from Oakview Farm, before pulling the ceremonial bow to officially open the Show.

 Once more the exhibits were of the highest standard. The growers, bakers, craft workers and artists excelled themselves. In addition to over 40 stalls within the showground, the Vintage Car display at Frenchay Museum and the Steam Engines on Frenchay Common attracted admiring crowds. The WI supplied delicious cream teas and the music of the Marshfield Brass Band and the antics of the Bristol Morris dancers kept everyone entertained. The hot weather did not seem to affect the Bristol Starlight Cheer Squad who gave a fantastic performance displaying their team skills.

The show was brought to a close with the presentation of the winners trophies by our local MP Jack Lopresti and the West of England Mayor Tim Bowles, ably assisted by the Princess of the day Charlotte Turner.

The committee would like to pass on their thanks to everyone who helped, assisted, supported and had fun ! Hope to see you all again next year.

Miriam Young