The 2013 Show was themed around Urban Wildlife

Some Statistics from the Show

We had a record entry this year of over 600.

45% of the entries were from children.

There were 615 adult visitors to the show.

 
 


The Chairmans Report

 

The 34th annual WoT Village Show turned out to be a fantastic success, thanks to the untiring work of the WotVS committee; Alexia Gardner, Andy Fraser, Harriet Lupton, Heather Andrews, Liz Boot, Meena Sudhakaran, Ruth Fraser and Wendy Morri, all volunteers who helped out on the day and the active participation of the local community.

The theme was URBAN WILDLIFE and we worked very hard to ensure there were a lot of activities and interesting stalls to keep families entertained.  Hopefully everyone had a lot of fun and learnt something about the importance of Urban Wildlife.  We started with moth trapping on Friday night (all were let go Saturday night) and on Saturday we had owls, hedgehogs, bees, life down the microscope, Avon Wildlife Trust, lichens and entertainment from Animal Antics, Mosaic Singers and the Westleigh Brass Band.

The show was opened by a real celebrity, Westbury's very own Mike Dilger (wildlife expert for The One Show).  Mike kindly gave a very interesting wildlife talk, did a book signing and even handed out the trophies at the end of the day.  A true star!

We also looked this year to welcome all the wonderful community groups who work hard to make Westbuty on Trym the wonderful village it is.  We had stands from Westbury in Bloom, Allotment Association, WotSoc, The Country Market and Suswot.

There were three new cups given this year,  The Nancy Perry Cup in honour of Nancy who sadly passed away this year.  Nancy was the bedrock of the Village Show for years.  There was a Suswot bowl and the John Whitson Trophy donated by Red Maids' School.

This is the first year under the new name of the WoT Village Show (formerly the Flower Show).  Thanks to the generous support of Alexander MAY who covered all our capital expenditure costs to change the name and produce new materials, we were able to give the proceeds from this years show (£1,500) to the WoT Village Hall Funds

Thanks to everyone for such a fantastic show

Robert Chandler

Chair - Westbury on Trym Village Show  

 

Updated by the webmaster 17 March 2014