Worcester Show draws record-breaking crowds
The 2017 Worcester Show has proved a big success, with a record-breaking 13,000 people visited the event (now in its twelfth year) at Gheluvelt Park on Sunday August 13 – an 18% increase on the previous year.
Gerry Leith, Chair of the Worcester Show said: “It was a fantastic day – the sun shone, and it was great to see so many people relaxing, laughing and listening to music in the park.
“I’d like to thank everyone who volunteered, or contributed to making the day such a big success.”
Over 750 entries were received for competitive classes at the Show. The winners were
Brian Sampson: Best in Show, with an impressive 72 points
Fred Hunt: Floral Section
Karen Thorp: Mr Fothergill’s Top Vase Competition
Gillian Mills: Cacti & Succulents
Brian Sampson: Vegetable & Fruit
Karen Thorp: D.T. Brown’s Top Tray Competition
Brian Sampson: Giant Vegetables
Helen Platt: Floral Art
Rachael Henley: Cakes and Preserves
Carol DuGuay: Handicraft Section
Malcolm Styles: Photography
The Mills Family: Fun and Creativity
Harriet Povey: Under 18s winner
Trophies were also awarded for two exceptional exhibits:
Judith Taylor, for a handmade doll
Malcolm Styles, for his photographic portrait of a lion
The winners’ names will be engraved on each trophy, and will be displayed in a cabinet at Worcester’s Guildhall.
Live musical entertainment came throughout the day from Supanova, one of Worcester’s up and coming bands; community choir Got to Sing; Drum Love; Bourbon Alley; Jasper Malone and last but not least, belly dancing by The Severn Sirens.
There was lots for children to do too – including water zorbing, bungee trampolines, an inflatable slide and bouncy castles, provided by Boing Entertainment.
The event raised an estimated £400 for the Worcestershire Breast Unit Haven, which offers clinical services, support and assistance for patients at Worcestershire Breast Unit on the Worcestershire Royal Hospital site.
Worcester Show organisers donated part of the parking fees raised to the charity.