Blue Flower

Quiz Night - Friday, 22nd March at 7:30pm

Theale Village Hall

 

Get your thinking caps on, we’re having a quiz night in Theale village hall on Friday 22nd March! Doors open at 7.30 and the quiz will start at 8.00 prompt!

There will be a ploughman’s style supper and a licensed bar available.

If you can organise a team of six that would be excellent, if not we can put you with others to form a team!

Tickets are £8 and you can get yours by calling 01934 806157 and leaving your name, phone number, email address and number of tickets required.

If you have any special dietary requirements or questions please also tell us on the dedicated phone number and we will get back to you if needed.

Get your tickets by calling 01934 806157 

 

Harvest Supper Report

Saturday 10th November

We had a superb evening at our Harvest Supper.  The food was superb,  so was the company of the nearly 40 guests.  Even better was the after dinner speech by guest Peter Wright,  Editor Emeritus of the Mail Group of Newspapers and Mudgley's very own "vigneron"! 

Our grateful thanks to Peter for a very thought provoking dissertation on the sad loss of good local news reporting with so many local newspapers folding in recent years, largely due to the rise of Facebook and Google's newsfeeds and the onslaught of so-called "fake news".  Our guests found it so interesting the questions and discussion after went on for 30 minutes after Peter's speech!

Thanks once again to all who came and supported the Flower show and to Lesley, Yvonne, Sheila, Cathy and Janet for providing a superb 3-course spread of food to support the evening!

Look forward to seeing you next year!

Flower Show 2018

A HUGE success with a massive pumpkin as the star exhibit

A massive nine-and-a-half stone pumpkin was a star exhibit at this year’s 75th anniversary Theale Flower Show which was one of the many entries for the Flower Show competition this year.   

The Show was opened by this years Flower Queen, Grace Hunt supported by her Princesses, Eve Hutchison & Poppy Rousell.  There were also high-quality exhibits in the vegetable & flower classes, despite the recent hot weather not being kind to growers.  The children’s classes continue to impress with lots of inventive entries in a range of activities such as Lego models and handwriting.  This was a bumper year in all sorts of ways – with Trevor Prideaux’s winning pumpkin even needing its own wheelbarrow to be transported.

A wide ranging display of memorabilia & photographs donated by villagers to mark the 75th Anniversary year of the Show contained gave a fascinating insight into how the Show has changed over the years without losing it’s distinct local character.  Much fun was had by adults trying to find themselves pictured as children in photographs taken many years ago! 

Over 400 people came to this year’s Show with entertainment from Bernard Coulter’s traditional Punch & Judy, children’s Face painting, a Flower Arranging demonstration, children’s activities, a Companion Dog Show kindly run by Westfield Vets.

The day was finished off by a rousing traditional Barn Dance staged by local folk band The Somerset Levellers together with a sumptuous BBQ.

Many thanks to local landowners, David & Anne Bodley, Edwin & Sheila Badman, Trev & Joyce Hunt, Bill & Cathy Woodroffe for the use of their land to stage the show and Christs Church Theale for use of the Church to stage the Flower classes. 

Thanks also to Nethercott Nurseries for the flowers for the Flower Queen and attendants,  to Jean Tincknell & Jan Tomes for their flower arranging and pottery demonstrations

 

And to the hard-working local team of organisers who make the Show the success it always is.  Thank you to all!

Results

  • Download the 2018 Class Results here (PDF)
  • Download the 2018 Cup Winners here (PDF)

Want to help the Flower show during 2018/2019?  Call us on 01934 806157 and leave your contact details - we'd be happy to see you!