The pandemic put paid to all 2020’s public events, but we live in hope that we have a full selection next year. For the time being, here’s a few images from the 2019 Summer Show.
This year’s photo competition at the RHS Summer Show was 2017 winner Anna Carasso, with this moody image of the South Downs.

Her dog was looking a bit moody too. Maybe she didn’t like being paraded around by Anna in the dog show.

 Others however, including the vicar, clearly didn’t mind.
For once, the weather was not moody, and a good time appeared to be had by all, accompanied by the ever-excellent Patcham Silver Band, and fuelled by the ever-attentive tea ladies.


There was a new layout this year which seemed to work well.


Gardening experts set out their stalls, and others occasionally won, to their surprise.


A number of favourite stalls reappeared. ‘Thimbles’ was purely about nimble fingers, whilst noted card-sharp Paul Mellor challenged our mental dexterity with his dark arts.
And, by popular request, the Tug-of-War returned, though we’re not sure that the Rodmell team would reach the National League (if there is one).
Several village elders have been heard to claim this as the best ever show (usually after visiting the Pimms tent), and although we haven’t had the financial results yet we’ve not heard any voices raised in disagreement. Roll on next year!



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