Kilmington Fayre and Flower Show Triumphs over the Weather
After weeks of scorching weather, hopes were high that this year’s Kilmington Fayre and Flower Show would be basking in sunshine from start to finish. It was not to be! The wind blew so strongly on Friday, 27th July that setting up gazebos and signs proved to be a considerable challenge, whilst on the big day, Saturday, 28th July, the rain held off until 1pm to coincide with the opening of the Fayre/Show! Nevertheless, both villagers and holidaymakers turned out to enjoy all the many attractions on offer and the afternoon proved to be a great success.
Many exhibitors feared that they would have nothing to show after the hottest and driest summer for many years, but the weather notwithstanding, the Gardening Club had over 500 entries and its floral marquee was as bright and colourful as ever with flowers, floral arrangements, fruit and vegetables as well as very imaginative junior creations. To the surprise of everyone, the vegetables entries were higher than the
previous few years, although the fruit and flowers were slightly lower. The cookery, preserves, wine and beer, art and photography were shown to great effect in the village hall. Photos of some of the exhibits are shown here and you can find a list of the cup winners and more photos on the Show page as well as on the Kids’ Corner.
On Friday, 13th July, Jo Fox, who runs a specialist nursery near Axminster, treated us to a wonderfully colourful and interesting talk on Salvias. For a full report, please click here.