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The Royal Windsor Rose and Horticultural Society's summer show

The Royal Windsor Rose and Horticultural Society's summer show

Lucy Golding

The Royal Windsor Rose and Horticultural Society's summer show

Flowers, crafts and cakes were among the attractions that pulled in hundreds of visitors to The Royal Windsor Rose and Horticultural Society's (RWRHS) summer show.

 


 

The rain held off for the 109th annual event held in the stunning grounds of St George's School in Datchet Road and designed to give a 'Edwardian tea party' feel.

A host of floral arrangements, fruit, vegetables and baked goods were on display in the show's 100 competitive classes.

A variety of activities were put on for children including pony rides, touch rugby, birds of prey and a Punch and Judy show.

A programme of live music entertained visitors throughout the day including the Queen's Six Choir, traditional jazz band Elite Strollers and pianist Babyface Fraspel, also known as Windsor resident Fred Aspel.

There was a also a beer tent as well as trade stalls and artisan food stands.

Chairman of RWRHS Andrew Try said: "It has been fantastic."

"Contrary to the weather conditions that appeared to put a dampener on things first thing in the morning, the weather turned out to fine and brought a lot of people in."

Organiser Susann Loughton added: "The show is quite special because it is entirely run by local people, it is not a commercial show and its all volunteers that put it together."

"I don't think Windsor has anything else like it."

Proceeds will be given to Thames Valley Adventure Playground in Taplow, The Household Cavalry Foundation and Helen & Douglas House.

The event was supported by the Windsor Express.

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