101st Flower Show & Fete July 2007

The 101st Petersham Horticultural Society Village Show luckily fell on one of the rare dry and sunny days in July 2007. Despite the miserable weather leading up to the Show entries were good and there was an excellent turnout of produce for the flowers, fruit and vegetable classes.

Thee Cookery classes had particularly high entries and the standard was very high. The Art and Crafts had entries from all the local Schools and Nurseries in Ham & Petersham. It was very pleasing to see all the artwork especially as the Society is keen to promote links with the younger community.

For the first time this year rosettes were awarded to those placed in the top three of each class. This seemed to be a very popular innovation and later the hall was filled with people proudly displaying their rosettes!

The Maypole dancers from the Russell School gave their usual excellent display and drew quite a large crowd. Children attractions included a Face Painter (even for some very old children!), a bouncy castle, Punch and Judy show and sideshow games such as Hook-a-duck.

For the adults there all the traditional stalls including Cakes, Bottles, Books, Bric-a-brac, Tombola, the Raffle and Plants. Live music was provided by a three-piece band that set just the right relaxed atmosphere for the afternoon.  The afternoon was concluded by the prize giving and cups were awarded by Penny Waheed, Petersham Horticultural Society President and the Reverend Richard Bentley.

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