WITH this year’s Stroud Show fast approaching, the event’s new and old heads met up to exchange the ceremonial chain of office.
Tony Powell has taken over the presidential role from Roger Cullimore, who has been involved with Stroud Show for more than 50 years.
A local businessman, Tony is the son of the show’s much loved former president Edna Powell, who sadly passed away last summer.
Tony and Roger met outside St Laurence Church in Stroud for the official hand over of the chain.
Held each year in Stratford Park, Stroud Show has been a special part of town life throughout the years.
This year’s event is set to take place on Saturday, July 13, and features the theme ‘Stroud: Green and Thriving’.
There will be a walking procession based on the theme, and schools, Brownies and Rainbows, families and groups are invited to join in.
The best costume will receive a prize from the star guest.
And, after a gap of nearly 20 years, the popular brick throwing competition is back.
The Edna Powell cup will be launched, and will be awarded the person or group who has made a great contribution to Stroud communities.
Young musicians can enter the Stroud’s Got Talent battle of the bands competition, with the chance to win a slot on the mainstage at Chalfest.
Gardeners will be able to showcase their flowers and vegetables in the horticultural show.
Livestock and animals shows will be there, with Dexter cows, Cotswold sheep, goats, alpacas, carthorses and other animals making an appearance.
Dogs will get their chance to shine in the dog show for both pedigrees and companion dogs.
Having started during Victorian times the show has been a special part of Stroud life throughout the years.
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