Big turnout for Show which celebrates Worcester’s creative spirit
Around 10,000 people are estimated to have attended this year's Worcester Show in Gheluvelt Park on Sunday 11 August – and the occasional shower didn't dampen their spirits. An enhanced line up of musical entertainment proved a big draw throughout the day, with rock 'n' roll from The Strays, ska from The Social Ignition, punk from the VHT's and acoustic guitar from Kringo Blue among the stand out performances of the day.
The Strays entertain the crowds at the Worcester Show Michelle Newell, Worcester Show committee member said: "I'd like to thank everyone who volunteered or contributed to making this year's Worcester Show such a big success. "We were thrilled to see so many people having a great day out in the beautiful Gheluvelt Park. We look forward to seeing you all again in August 2020!" Over 800 entries were received for competitive classes at the Show. The winners included:
- Best In Show (most points overall) – Fred Hunt (63 points)
- Under 18's Best In Show – Hazel Clare
- Best In Section Art & Craft – Anne Crowther (Framed Cross Stitch of Gustav Klimt's 'The Kiss'
- Photography – Paul Archer
- Fun & Creativity – Anika Gulati
- Schools Winner – St Georges C of E Primary School (Runner Up St Barnabas C of E Primary School)
Local businesses including Newmans Florist, Northwick Road Allotments, The Allotment Shop, House of Haby and RAGS Sewing Shop donated vouchers as prizes for a number of classes. The winners' names will be engraved on each trophy, and will be displayed in a cabinet at Worcester's Guildhall. There was lots for children to do at the Show too – with an inflatable slide and bouncy castles from Boing Entertainment; the ever-popular carousel, bungee trampolines, sports day-style races and children's bumper cars. Worcester Show organisers will be donating 20% of the parking fees raised to St. Richard's Hospice.