Stanton Drew show bloom with entries
More than 100 people tried their hand with entries in the village flower show at Stanton Drew.
The annual show attracted more than 600 entries from 130 individuals, with the event attended by more than 300 people.
On a hot day, the tea room was surprisingly busy, set up in the village hall; which now boasts a new kitchen with commercial grade appliances, funded largely by previous flower shows.
The church was packed with the craft entries, from photography to paintings and writing.
Wurzels tribute act the Twerzels made the afternoon go with a swing, while there was also a barbecue and cream teas, along with classic cars and motorbikes.
One of the organisers, Andrew Vickery, said: "It was a heartwarming village event, and it was delightful to see so many people enjoying the day."
The day was rounded off with a barn dance and band.
Mr Vickery is already laying plans for next year's event, on July 19.
He said: "We hope to attract more entrants from outside the village as well, and will be attempting to include more encouragement for less experienced entrants, especially in the photographic classes, where the quality of exhibits was outstanding."
Cup winners were: Flower, Fruit, Vegetable: Clare Tibbs; Gardens: Wendy Mackay; Floral Art: Wendy Mackay; Cookery: Jenny Tibbs; Artcraft: Judith Goldsmith; Photography: Rowan Elsbury; Children Key Stage 1: Sam Williams; Children Key Stage 2: Ella Williams; PreSchool: Sienna-May Casburn.
Chelwood also did itself proud as 318 people entered its flower show.
An auction of produce raised £530 for village hall funds
Cup winners were: Vegetables: Annie Sherborne; Flowers: Betty Parsons; Flower arranging: Ann Taylor; Cookery: Annie Sherborne; Crafts: Ann Taylor; Photography: Jackie Langley; Four years and under: Millie Dixon; seven years and under: Jos Ross; Eight to 11 years: Charli Buck; 12 to 15 years: Todd Morgan.