Alveston Flower and Community Shows are a triumph
THEY set themselves the ambitious task to host two memorable end-of-summer extravaganzas in one day.
And as promised, Alveston villagers delivered an unforgettable day of fun, flowers and scrumptious food to hundreds of eager visitors and their brood.
The 125th annual flower bonanza was this year complemented by a brand new Community Show organised by Alveston Forum.
While the little ones got off to an energetic start taking park in traditional races, many heading for the finish line clad in 19th century costumes to fit in with the events' Victorian theme, their parents enjoyed the bright sight and took in the sweet smells of the scores of floral arrangements on display at the Jubilee Hall.
Alveston Community Forum secretary, Elaine Lee, told the Gazette: "We were lucky with the weather as it stayed dry most of the afternoon and the children enjoyed traditional races led by the headteacher of St Helen’s Jonathan Cooke as well as handling animals from Old Down Park and Tropical Inc who travelled down from Worcester to join us.
"Our MC John Rowley from Alveston was so smartly dressed as a Victorian gentleman and held the proceedings together admirably."
She added: "Grateful thanks to all the local charities, groups and individuals who supported us on the day. Special thanks to all who dressed in Victorian costume to commemorate 125 years of Flower Shows in Alveston.
"Alveston Community Forum was proud to support them on their special day."
The shows were held in aid of the village's Defibrillator Appeal. To make a donation contact Elaine Lee on 01454 419322 or at email@example.com
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