Bumper year for Bishopsteignton Village Show

The 18th annual Bishopsteignton Village Show took place on Saturday 7 September and Sunday 8 September and organisers saw Bishopsteignton Community Centre fuller than ever with all sorts of horticultural, culinary and artistic exhibits.

Show Chairman Roy Halsey said “It really has been a bumper year.  The wonderful summer weather has meant that there was some really great quality fruit, vegetables and flowers on display this year.  We’re also delighted to have welcomed lots of new exhibitors to the Show.  It’s always lovely to have new people want to take part and hopefully they will be back again next year.”

The Bishopsteignton Show is a traditional Village Show open to everyone who lives, works or is a member of a society within the village.  There are over 70 classes ranging from cookery, art and photography and special classes for the children to enter to the classic fruit, vegetables and floral classes.

Browsing the exhibits

Roy said “The Show really is an important part of the village calender and we’re very lucky to receive lots of sponsorship and support from local businesses.  All of our classes are sponsored and people are very generous giving us prizes for the grand raffle we have which is a vital fundraiser for the Show.  Sponsors from within the village this year include The Cockhaven Manor, Central Garage, the Ring of Bells, Bishopsteignton Surgery, Red Rock Brewery, Bishopsteignton Women’s Institute and Wyse Homes along with support from Luscombe Drinks, Tuckers Seeds, Otter Nurseries, Morrisons, Tibbs Greengrocers, House of Marbles, Austins, Addicott Electrics and Trago Mills.

This year the prizes were presented by Maggie Gorringe who has been a vital member of the Show Committee for many years .  2013 was Maggie’s last show as a committee member as she and her husband are leaving the area so Roy asked Maggie if she’d like to present the prizes and she was only too pleased to do so.

Prize-giving

The Show also has its own website, www.bishopsvillageshow.co.uk, which features all the results from this and previous years along with photo galleries, news of fundraising events, as well as more on all of the sponsors.  Whilst the organising committee can now have a rest after all their hard work it won’t be long before they meet again to start planning next year’s Show.