Quiz Night - Friday, 22nd March at 7:30pm
Theale Village Hall
We had a great Quiz Night with eight teams and over 50 people competing for the pretigeous Theale Easter Egg and a bottle of wine for each team member....and the winner's were "West Wellies" with a massive score of 76, but only 3 ahead of their nearest rivals "Pan's People"!
A great evening was had by all and especial thanks to Cathy & Phil for doing the quiz, Lesley, Yvonne, Jan, Sheila & Cathy for the excellent food. We raised a lot for the Flower Show. More soon.......
Flower Show 2018
A HUGE success with a massive pumpkin as the star exhibit
A massive nine-and-a-half stone pumpkin was a star exhibit at this year’s 75th anniversary Theale Flower Show which was one of the many entries for the Flower Show competition this year.
The Show was opened by this years Flower Queen, Grace Hunt supported by her Princesses, Eve Hutchison & Poppy Rousell. There were also high-quality exhibits in the vegetable & flower classes, despite the recent hot weather not being kind to growers. The children’s classes continue to impress with lots of inventive entries in a range of activities such as Lego models and handwriting. This was a bumper year in all sorts of ways – with Trevor Prideaux’s winning pumpkin even needing its own wheelbarrow to be transported.
A wide ranging display of memorabilia & photographs donated by villagers to mark the 75th Anniversary year of the Show contained gave a fascinating insight into how the Show has changed over the years without losing it’s distinct local character. Much fun was had by adults trying to find themselves pictured as children in photographs taken many years ago!
Over 400 people came to this year’s Show with entertainment from Bernard Coulter’s traditional Punch & Judy, children’s Face painting, a Flower Arranging demonstration, children’s activities, a Companion Dog Show kindly run by Westfield Vets.
The day was finished off by a rousing traditional Barn Dance staged by local folk band The Somerset Levellers together with a sumptuous BBQ.
Many thanks to local landowners, David & Anne Bodley, Edwin & Sheila Badman, Trev & Joyce Hunt, Bill & Cathy Woodroffe for the use of their land to stage the show and Christs Church Theale for use of the Church to stage the Flower classes.
Thanks also to Nethercott Nurseries for the flowers for the Flower Queen and attendants, to Jean Tincknell & Jan Tomes for their flower arranging and pottery demonstrations
And to the hard-working local team of organisers who make the Show the success it always is. Thank you to all!
Want to help the Flower show during 2018/2019? Call us on 01934 806157 and leave your contact details - we'd be happy to see you!