The Westbury on Trym Village (WOTVS) show is held in the Village Hall at the start of September every year. It is a well supported, local event with entry classes covering garden produce, baking, hobbies and crafts.
There are special classes for children and we encourage anyone who hasn’t entered before to give it a try. Over 100 people enter every year and over 600 adults come along to look at the displays, enjoy the entertainment, buy from the stalls and consume the food on sale.
Entry on the day is just £1, children are free and you get a half price ticket if you enter any item to be judged.
Entry Classes are contained in a free schedule distributed around the village from Easter and on this website.
Chairman’s Report on 2021 Village Show
Despite the uncertainties caused by the Coronavirus pandemic, the Westbury on Trym Village Show Organising Committee planned for the 2021 Show with hope and enthusiasm. Our optimism was well rewarded. The Village Hall looked wonderful, bright with the colours of the flowers, produce, crafts, art, cooking and photographs. People poured through the doors and the grounds echoed to the sounds of chatter and laughter as people enjoyed the traditional village atmosphere which was helped by the amazing weather.
Marking the theme of the show, ‘Vision 21’, the show was opened by local resident, Louis Jamieson and his guide dog, Kite. The South Gloucestershire Guide Dogs stand was very popular with visitors, who were able to meet other dogs and their owners. Opticians Newsom Davies collected a large number of unwanted spectacles for re-use at clinics in Africa, India and Eastern Europe.
The ever-popular Marshfield Brass Band entertained visitors and Bill Long looked the part as the ‘Town Crier’ for the day.
The ‘Best in Show’ was won by Clare Addams for a very attractive and beautifully presented collection of foliage.
This year there was a new category named in memory of local gardening expert, Arthur Brice. The trophy, which took the form of a mounted trowel, was for the ‘Young Gardener of the Future’ and was won by Amelie Hobbs for her living garden in a two-litre ice cream tub.
We were pleased to make a profit (£1,137) most of which will be donated towards the upkeep of the Village Hall, but, more importantly, we were delighted that everyone was able to come together in a day of celebration for the community of Westbury on Trym!
We had a lovely window display about this years show outside Trym and Tone on Canford Lane.
Our thanks go to Westbury Trym and Tone for donating this space to our Village Show.
The 2022 Show
Saturday 3rd September 2022
Our first planning meeting will be held in November. Watch this space for updates.
Some areas where you could help :
- Bake and Donate a cake for the refreshements
- Donate a Raffle Prize
- Help set up the tables and the tents and break it down after the show
- Guide our Contributors to help set up their enties on the Friday evening.
- New Committee members are also welcome. We meet once a month over cups of tea to plan the show and we are a friendly bunch.
Updated by the Webmaster 31 October 2021