BROADWAY Horticultural and Craft Show was a huge success earlier this month.

Saturday, September 14, dawned cold and clear with entrants for the show arriving from 7am.

The largest marquees ever hired were full to the brim by 10am with record entries of vegetables, fruit, flowers, floral art, preserves, cookery, beverages, photography, handicrafts and children’s classes.

Entries were up from a record 930 in 2018 to a staggering 1,350 separate entries.

Judging started at 10.15am while at the same time the activities taking place on the green started to arrive.

The show provided a free climbing wall and also free circus skills supplied by Chris Marley, an international fire juggler.

Vintage cars were on show alongside craft stalls, birds of prey and Worcestershire Wildlife. Refreshments were provided by St Michaels Church, with a tea and cake stall and the show barbecue.

St Marys PTA also provided a Tombola, raising vital funds for one of the local schools.

The marquee entries opened for viewing at 1pm with visitor numbers up by over 20 per cent.

At the same time Chipping Campden School Swing Band provided music throughout the afternoon.

Crowds packed the marquee and green in the afternoon with children enjoying all the free activities.

A well supported raffle was followed by the prize giving at 4.30pm with the presentation of over 40 cups.

Local villager Martin Enstone won the most points in show.

The show committee would like to thank all its sponsors, advertisers, raffle prize donors and all the helpers on the day.

They are already looking forward to their next show on Saturday, September 12 2020.