Flowers, Vegetables, Cakes, Crafts and a little bit more Uphill Village Show.
After 74 years flowers, vegetables, cooking and crafts continue to be displayed at the Uphill Village Annual Show but this year with a difference!.
Originally organised by the Uphill Horticultural Society the annual Flower Show with entries, at times running into their hundreds brought a splash of colour and interest to the village and was one of the highlights of the village calendar.
In 2014 the Horticultural Society amalgamated with the Uphill Village Society but the show continued and with increased craft and cooking entries it lost the ‘Flower” from its title and became The Annual Village Show” with displays from local schools, exhibition pieces, all making a visit to the Victory Hall in Uphill over the two show days an interesting and enjoyable event.
This year with the need for social distancing a show in a hall would not be possible but that has not been allowed to stop us. If Chelsea can do it so can Uphill!
The Uphill Village Show has gone VIRTUAL and will be available to enter and see via the village website and Social media pages.
Potential entrants are invites to submit photographs of the items they might otherwise have entered by sending them (in jpg or png format) to firstname.lastname@example.org . If they don’t have access to the internet or don’t have a suitable camera they are invited to ask a friend or neighbour to take them – at a safe distance of course. The Village Society as organisers of the show still want their virtual entries this year and lots of them.
Village Society Chair, Stewart Castle said, “During the period of the lockdown we have not doubt that residents have all been working hard in their gardens and enjoying the fine weather and children in particular will have discovered new found craft skills. So we ask them to check the show schedule (available at www.uphillvillage.org.uk) for ideas but not to worry if what you would like to enter is not there we will be happy to see them anyway.
Remembering the need for Mental Health Awareness and that positive images can ease anxiety in challenging times we look forward to receiving their photographs and to displaying them on both the the village website and social media pages.
Over what would have been the show days themselves, 24 – 26 July we ask them to display their entries in their windows or front gardens for everyone to see as they pass on their daily exercise”.
Whilst now prizes or trophys will be presented this year all those who enter will receive an illuminated certificate as a thank you for their efforts.
For further details contact Stewart Castle on 01934 415581