24th Oct, 2016

The Vikings are coming to Badsey

Rob George 17th Jul, 2015 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

ONE of the Vale’s most popular village shows has announced the line up for this year’s event.

The highlight at this year’s Badsey Flower Show will be a costumed display by a Viking re-enactment group, as well as a flypast by an original Second World War Spitfire.

The Birmingham Vikings troupe will descend on the show ground on the day, set up their tented encampment and put on a full battle display with reproduced costumes and armoury.

The flypast is provided by Battle of Britain Memorial Flight but will be confirmed on the day.

Cricketer Daryl Mitchell, captain of Worcestershire CCC, will open the event next Saturday (July 25) on the Recreation Ground in Sands Lane.

Daryl was born in Badsey and says he is very pleased to be able to open the event which is very close to his and his family’s heart.

The show will also include youth dance and drama by Phoenix Theatre, Magic Steve the magician, a fun dog show, a Farrier display, pony rides, circus skills, music from Celebration Reed Band and a large marquee of exhibits from local amateur growers and producers.

In addition, the traditional mix of stalls, side-shows, children’s games and a variety of food and drink will be in place.

Committee Chair, Gordon Boon said: “Our show is very popular with both people from the village and from the surrounding area.

“As ever we will showcase a mix of professional and amateur entertainment as well as a wide mix of stalls and side shows.

“This is a wonderful and affordable family afternoon out so do put the date in your diary now,” he added.

Gates open at 1pm and the event ends at 5pm and admission is £3 (£1 for children and £2 for OAPs)

Visit www.badseyflowershow.co.uk for more information on the competition for local produce growers.