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August 1904 - Badsey Flower Show

Monthly Magazine for the Parishes of S James, Badsey, with Aldington & S John Baptist, Wickhamford
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The Badsey children now look forward to the Flower Show year by year and probably regard it as an institution nearly as old as Christmas. Those who know better and remember the days when there was no Flower Show, think, perhaps with a sigh, that they are not so young as they once were! However that may be Badsey Flower Show is invariably a bright, cheerful little festival, and its fifteenth anniversary which occurred last July 27th was no exception to the rule. The weather was kind on the whole, the few slight showers not proving enough to keep many people away. The show was an excellent one, and there was keen competition in many of the classes. Among the attractions the Pierrots from Evesham gave much amusement, and the sports and tug-of-war were watched by an interested crowd. Mr. McNeill kindly gave away the prizes in the absence of his wife Lady Hilda McNeill. In the evening there was a novel and most attractive form of entertainment provided, by the Vicar, in the Vicarage garden. Dancing was allowed on the Lawn, which had been beautifully illuminated with a number of coloured lights and Chinese lanterns. The band played under the trees and the dancing was kept up with much spirit until eleven o'clock.