Record number of entries as show blossoms
Villagers flocked to Bathampton's annual flower show on Saturday.
The popular event is now in its 43rd year and saw people vying for awards in a number of categories, including cakes, flowers and oddly-shaped fruit and vegetables.
Children were able to get involved in the event, which took place in Holcombe Lane, with a number of prizes including those for handwriting, drawing and decorating pebbles.
Flower show chairman Ken Jefferies said the event had attracted more entries than ever.
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"It has been marvellous and the weather was fantastic," he said.
Entries went up by 106, with 738 from 136 competitors.
Mr Jefferies said: "To have had these entries when the weather has been so bad and then to have people turning up with all this produce is wonderful – we wondered whether we were going to get as many entries.
"This is a major part of the community. There was a barn dance in the evening and so that makes it a nice community event."
Graham Feasey, of Bailbrook, took along a miniature roundabout to amuse the crowds. He hopes the roundabout, dedicated to his late wife Patricia, will raise money for the Royal United Hospital.
"We bring the roundabout to flower shows and display it in Larkhall at Christmas and everybody loves it," he said.
"It is to raise money for the intensive care unit but the money isn't the real issue. It is in memory of my wife but also to let people know about the staff in intensive care – we were blown away with the way they cared for her."
Two-year-old Eddie Ward and his mum Caroline Tomkins said they had had a good time at the show.
"It has been lovely and the children's exhibits have been really good," she said.