PHOTOS: Portishead savours 'best ever' summer show as big crowds enjoy fun in the sun

PUBLISHED: 16:00 02 August 2019

Kelvin Bush with some of his prize winning blooms.    Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Kelvin Bush with some of his prize winning blooms. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

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Portishead Summer Show enjoyed one of the highlights of its long history at the weekend, as the town's top cooks, crafters and horticulturists showed off their creations.

Reuben Grohmann with his amazing paper aeroplane.    Picture: MARK ATHERTONReuben Grohmann with his amazing paper aeroplane. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Hundreds of people descended on the flower show field on Saturday and Sunday to enjoy a huge range of attractions.

Competitors entered exhibits in 300 classes, and animal exhibitions in the show ring wowed the crowd.

Isabella Bond and her seed tray garden.    Picture: MARK ATHERTONIsabella Bond and her seed tray garden. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Show secretary Linda Hodgetts said: "I would like to say a very big thank you to all of the visitors who came along and supported the show over the last two days.

"The feedback from the visitors and traders has been they thought it was the best show ever, and we have been going for 156 years.

Trophie winner Alex McKie with some of her exhibits.    Picture: MARK ATHERTONTrophie winner Alex McKie with some of her exhibits. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

"We look forward to welcoming you back the last weekend of July 2020."

Jane Pagano with one of two trophies.    Picture: MARK ATHERTONJane Pagano with one of two trophies. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Les Hadley who won a cup for his hanging basket.    Picture: MARK ATHERTONLes Hadley who won a cup for his hanging basket. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

David Maddocks and his grandson William with some prize winning leeks.    Picture: MARK ATHERTONDavid Maddocks and his grandson William with some prize winning leeks. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Cup winner Kate Maliphant.    Picture: MARK ATHERTONCup winner Kate Maliphant. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

The Villis brothers, Romi-Bleu (5), Hugo (9) and Giorgio (11) with their haul of trophies at Portishead Summer Show.    Picture: MARK ATHERTONThe Villis brothers, Romi-Bleu (5), Hugo (9) and Giorgio (11) with their haul of trophies at Portishead Summer Show. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Happy faces at Portishead Summer Show.    Picture: MARK ATHERTONHappy faces at Portishead Summer Show. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Rotary club members encouraging show goers to get their blood pressure tested.    Picture: MARK ATHERTONRotary club members encouraging show goers to get their blood pressure tested. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Music from the Marionettes at Portishead Summer Show.    Picture: MARK ATHERTONMusic from the Marionettes at Portishead Summer Show. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

John and Karen Osborne from Industrial Modern Furniture who won a cup for their trade display.    Picture: MARK ATHERTONJohn and Karen Osborne from Industrial Modern Furniture who won a cup for their trade display. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Portishead Scooter Club display at Portishead Summer Show.    Picture: MARK ATHERTONPortishead Scooter Club display at Portishead Summer Show. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Paul Maddocks with William and Sofhia with their prize winning scarecrows.    Picture: MARK ATHERTONPaul Maddocks with William and Sofhia with their prize winning scarecrows. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Ferret racing at Portishead Summer Show.    Picture: MARK ATHERTONFerret racing at Portishead Summer Show. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Fred with his dog Pablo at Portishead Summer Show.    Picture: MARK ATHERTONFred with his dog Pablo at Portishead Summer Show. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Hattie with her dogs Molly and DJ at Portishead Summer Show.    Picture: MARK ATHERTONHattie with her dogs Molly and DJ at Portishead Summer Show. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

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