St Mary Bourne Annual Flower Show and Fête
The Flower Show & Fête has run continuously for the last 73 years and the Committee is determined that Covid-19 will not get in the way to break this run.
Equally, we are determined to give the parish some entertainment and fun. SO! We are still going to hold the show but a show (and fête) with a difference.
UPDATE ON THE 2020 ST MARY BOURNE FLOWER SHOW & FÊTE – SATURDAY 25TH JULY
With social distancing still in place and large gatherings forbidden, we have telescoped our fête side into a Scarecrow Competition, a Photo Quiz and a Treasure Hunt for the whole parish – see links above and posters around the village. We hope Scarecrow Heroes will pop up outside peoples’ homes throughout the district from Monday 13th July. A Treasure Hunt both to identify parish scenes and to help you discover these heroes will be revealed online and via the Village Shop nearer the time and the winners will be announced the same way by noon on Saturday 25th July.
THE FLOWER SHOW:
We are going virtual! We still have classes for you to enter, but these will need to be photographed and uploaded once you have set up an account and registered for that class. We have, of necessity, had to hone these down to a manageable number and hope that you appreciate the constraints we are under. We also hope that, with less overall classes, we might have more entries per class than ever before!
Let’s make this a bumper year and another way to beat the virus!
IMPORTANT THINGS TO KNOW:
Registration: You’ll have to register online before uploading your photos but we hope you find the process easy to follow.
No Entry Fees: There will be no entry fees this year – we just want you to have a bit of fun.
Online Entry Deadline: 5pm Friday 24th July
Winners: Judging will take place on Flower Show day and all winners (1st, 2nd and 3rd) will be announced during the afternoon – both online and via a noticeboard by the Village Shop. Winners who do not have internet access will be telephoned.
Prizes: There will be no cups or prizes this year for the flower show classes – except the prize of having your photos displayed on the Flower Show website!
Any Problems/Queries? Ring the Flower Show Helpline on 738551 or 738800
Sadly, due to the coronavirus pandemic and unless government legislation changes, we are not able to run our usual stalls and shows on the Rec Ground.
Instead, why not enter the Scarecrow competition or join in the Treasure Hunts planned for Saturday 25th July? See link above for details.
The Flower Show in the Nineteenth Century
Abridged extract from “Life in a Hampshire Village”, written in 1944 by Kathleen E Innes, resident of St Mary Bourne and reproduced here with kind permission from descendants, Mr & Mrs Alex Royd’s, April 2009.
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