Get set for the 42nd Westbury Village Show!

Preparations for the 42nd Westbury on Trym Village Show are gearing up. 

It will once again be showcasing the interests and talents of local people at the Village Hall on Saturday  September 2. Doors will be open to the public at 11am and we are pleased to announce that the show will be opened at 11.15am by Darren Jones MP.  The presentation of trophies will be at 4.30pm.

The theme of this year’s show will be Harvest Time.

The Hall will be full of impressive displays of fruit, vegetables, flowers, cookery, art, crafts and photography. Once again, SusWoT (Sustainable Westbury on Trym) are sponsoring a video class. People are invited to submit a clip lasting up to ninety seconds, on the theme of ‘Harvest’. 

As always, there will be classes for children and young people, including cookery, art, craft, colouring, handwriting, gardening and photography. This year there will be a new prize for children’s flower arranging entitled The Patricia Smith Award for Children Having Fun with Flowers which will be sponsored by the Henleaze Flower Arranging Club.  The schedules contain further details of all the classes plus lots of ideas for creative minds and keeping children entertained during the summer holidays. 

Mindful of this year’s theme, we are delighted to be linked with Family Food Action, which is a non-political community-based charity. The Ardagh on Horfield Common acts as a collecting hub that works with five partner organisations who provide meals and distribute donations to families in the North Bristol area. There will be a stall where there will be information about the charity’s vital work and, should visitors so wish, make donations of items or cash.

They would particularly appreciate donations of:

• Tea, coffee, long life milk, juices and squash 

• Tinned foods, sweet and savoury snacks, biscuits, dried fruit 

• Toiletries : Soap. Shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes, sanitary products

• Baby items nappies, wipes, baby food.

(Unfortunately, they are unable to accept fresh food, dairy products, homemade products or baby formula).

There will be a wide variety of stalls and games delicious food on offer and the Marshfield Band will add to the traditional atmosphere of the event. 

Posters, flyers and schedules are widely available in a variety of locations around the village. 

We look forward to seeing you there!

Carole Thorpe (Chairman)