Sow, grow and show in Bradford on Avon

This Is Wiltshire: Committee members and officials ready to see how entrants measure up at this year’s Bradford on Avon Flower Show,  secretary Nicola Reynolds, Mayor John Potter, Joe and Piers Alder and Joceline Bury Committee members and officials ready to see how entrants measure up at this year’s Bradford on Avon Flower Show, secretary Nicola Reynolds, Mayor John Potter, Joe and Piers Alder and Joceline Bury

Hundreds of people had a blooming good time at the Bradford on Avon Flower Show at St Margaret’s Hall on Sunday.

There were around 80 categories at the competition covering many floral and disciplines such as cookery, drinks and novelty classes.

Mayor town councillor John Potter, one of the annual event’s organisers, said: “Despite the terrible year we’ve had for weather, we still had a very high amount of entries.

“People really seemed to enjoy the day and there weren’t too many left disappointed.”

Cllr Potter and the event’s organising committee were all dressed in brown coats as part of the show’s tradition.

He said: “I think our team of experienced judges were really pleased with the standard this year.

“We had a few quirky entries like a carrot whistle, which was very clever, and some of the miniature gardens entered by the children were spectacular.”

Reisdent Caroline Boisset had a particularly good show as she scooped top prize for the marmalade, best scones and best speciality bread categories, and was also highly commended for her pumpkin cake.

She said: “I was not expecting to do so well, but I was really chuffed to be successful with the marmalade and the scones.

“There was a great atmosphere at the show and I’d encourage anyone interested to enter the event next year.”

The committee will have to find an alternative venue for next year as St Margaret’s Hall will be being revamped.

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