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About the Last Show

76th Annual Frenchay Flower Show

Frenchay has enjoyed another wonderful Flower Show. The weather was perfect and the crowds poured through the gates.

The entertainment started with the Winterbourne Winds providing music enjoyed by all followed by the official Show openers, the prince and princess from local schools, Charlie Hardwell and Cerys Thomas. They paraded through the crowds leading Alpacas from Oak View Alpacas which brought much applause from the crowds. The marquee ribbons were pulled and the Show was under way.

The exhibits were well up this year and the visitors were treated to a wide variety of entries, from amazing flowers, bread, cake, fruit and vegetables to outstanding handicraft exhibits including a model of Frenchay School. There was a fantastic display of children’s work and as always the painting exhibits attracted huge interest. In the Friends Meeting House a brilliant exhibition of photographs was complimented by the amazing flower arranging exhibits. A stunning array of colour.

The W. I. yet again spoiled everyone with their legendary cream teas. The stalls and sideshows provided great entertainment. We were treated to another fun packed performance from Starlight cheer squad and a new addition, Peter Dann’s ‘Punch and Judy’ Show, provided a real sense of the old summer Fayre tradition.

Among the many highlights Marshfield Brass Band once again led the way with a wonderful performance of old and new favourites. The Bristol Morris Men entertained the crowds despite the baking sun, it’s great to hear the bells and beating sticks ! As ever a big thanks to the steam and traction engines and the barrel organ which travels a long way to play for us.

The vintage car exhibition near the museum is a wonderful part of the Show and the free vintage buses running to and from the marquee were a real treat saving the visitors from a long walk in the sun.

Another marvellous day was had by all. We are a voluntary organisation so thank you to everyone who helped, the committee, volunteers, exhibitors and especially the over three thousand visitors including children.

We hope you all enjoyed the Show and will join us again on July 11th next year.

Philip Whitby-Coles Chair

Frenchay Flower Show Stalls