Under the present stress and anxiety, should we have a flower show?

A Sulhamstead horticultural show decided to drop all the associated festivities, but that the show itself would help encourage food production, presumably with the vegetable classes in mind.


A special committee meeting was called to consider the question of holding the Flower Show under the present stress and anxiety caused by the War. It was decided that the show should be held, but all sports and festivities should be dropped. There will, therefore, be no band….

In coming to the decision to hold the show, it was considered that nothing should in any way be stopped which promoted the production of food supplies for the country.

The show will be held at Culverlands by kind permission of Sir Wyndham Murray.

Sulhamstead parish magazine, July 1915 (D/EX725/3)