Claygate Flower & Village Show
Saturday 10 July & Sunday 11 July 2021
WELL DONE - WE DID IT
After two years of not having our traditional Claygate Flower and Village Show - we did it this year and over a whole weekend.
Because of potential Covid Restrictions and other issues, we put on an alternative show where all our exhibits went online through Facebook events, village trails, online competition and performers with Covid restrictions in place to safely watch and enjoy.
Our premise this year was to bring the Claygate Community together, residents, businesses and community groups, in whatever way we could to recognise and celebrate Claygate & the last dreadful 18 months of the Covid Pandemic.
There are way too many mentions of Covid in that paragraph! We decide not to charge or obtain sponsorship this year for a more important reason - to remember Vince Board one of our own Committee members, through donations to the just giving fundraising.
Thank you to EVERYONE, Claygate Residents for Joining in, Committee Members, Volunteers and friends of the show. We couldn't have done it without you all and our wonderful Claygate Community
We will be back...
Claygate Flower & Village Show Committee 2021
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Like so many local organisations we have a committee of dedicated volunteers. With the Flower Show it is more like an extended family.
Sadly, this year, we lost one of our number, Vincent Board, to cancer.
Born and brought up in Wandsworth, Vincent and his wife Jane moved to Claygate in 1986 where he quickly became a supporter at the Primary School.
A gregarious character, Vincent was active in a number of local organisations, including our own where he was particularly good at raising sponsorship funds. He was President of Wingham Court Bowls Club, a member of the Ramblers Association, often on local walks, and took part in a number of cycle events around Europe and North Africa raising funds for charity. He was very proud of his village and some of you will no doubt have seen him out litter picking and making our village a nicer place.
Vincent received excellent care from The Royal Marsden. A portion of the funds raised at this year’s Show will be donated to Cancer Research in his memory.
He will be sadly missed, our thoughts are with Jane as we pay tribute to the wonderful Vince this year
Mike Shotter President 2020 - 2021
Photo of Vince & Jane Board