MORE than 1,000 villagers came together in brilliant sunshine on Saturday July 13 to visit the 52nd Sutton Veny Flower Show.

The show is run by the Sutton Veny Flower Show committee on behalf of four local villages - Bishopstrow, Norton Bavant, Sutton Veny and Tytherington - with the help of many generous supporters.

Lucy Waters Chair of Sutton Veny Flower Show, said: “This year's show has been really successful. It’s such a lovely community event which brings together the whole community and provides a fun day out for all ages."

"The main event of the day is the competitor’s marquee, with a vast range of categories including the Victoria sponge, photography and sweet peas.

"We had more than 100 people enter the marquee for the flower, cakes and vegetables competitions.

"There was a huge stalls for the children, where the Warminster Cadets helped us out this year for the first time.

"They really made a huge difference and we have doubled what we took last year and that's all down to the cadets."

The show welcomes residents from the four villages and beyond to come for a day out and to bring the whole family including their four-legged family pets, who can be entered for the very popular dog show or have a go in the agility ring.

Other attractions on the day included more than 20 independent stalls for shopping, as well as children’s stalls and activities.

There was also the ever-popular beer tent and cream teas in the Village Hall supplied by the Friends of Sutton Veny School.

Main ring events have previously included dancing, gymnastics, rock choir and maypole dancing by pupils at Sutton Veny School. This year, there were donkey rides and visitors could walk goats around the showground on the Alexander Memorial Field.

The attractions also included a display of classic cars, included a racing car brought along by one resident.