Horticultural society to stage 90th Summer Show

Prizewinners pictured at last year's Summer Show

UPLYME & Lyme Regis Horticultural Society will host its 90th Summer Show on Saturday, July 13, from 1pm to 5pm at Uplyme Village Hall and the King George V playing fields.

The show is focused on family entertainment and attracts up to 1,000 visitors. Stallholders are now being invited to take part in the event, with stalls costing just £7 for local organisations, charities and those holding demonstrations, and £15 for trade stands.

Among the many attractions at this year’s event will be a circus skills workshop by Higher Beings. For anyone inspired by the film ‘The Greatest Showman’ there will be an opportunity to try out all sorts of circus skills, so whether you have a toddler who would like the balance track, or you’re an 80 year old who’s keen to master the unicycle, there’s something for everyone.

The family dog show is also a big draw for visitors. In seven classes there will be plenty of fun for participants and spectators alike. Sharon Foxhall, local dog trainer and breeder of Great Danes, will act as judge for all the dog show classes.

Music also features on the show programme, with sessions by HiDDeN, a blues, folk and popular soft-rock band, and by Lyme Regis Town Band.

Other attractions include free train rides and demonstrations with alpacas, spinning and quilting, and wildlife and butterfly conservation.

Refreshments will be available all afternoon with cream teas and light snacks in the village hall, the cricket club bar and ice creams on the playing field.

And of course everyone is invited to participate in the show competitions for horticulture and home produce, with 148 categories to enter and 27 cups plus rosettes and special prizes up for grabs.

Full details are in the programme and schedule, which is available free from Uplyme Post Office, Raymonds Hill Post Office and Ginger Beer in Broad Street, Lyme Regis.

The 90th anniversary promises to be a good day out for stallholders and visitors alike. Interested stallholders should contact Brian Tomsett on 01297 444962 or email arthurbriantomsett@btinternet.com

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