A few weeks ago, The Queen and The Duke made a visit to the Midlands. We were fortunate enough to be invited to take part in the jubilee celebrations at RAF Cosford on Thursday 12thJuly. Ben took his 3 catering trailers which were a real hit with the crowds. He was also lucky enough to be inside the VIP area and to be introduced to The Duke, Ben even managed to give him a copy of the book “The Fight for Fordhall”. Hope the Royal Family enjoy reading it!
|In come the crowds…|
Charlotte and I had an information stall inside the “Best of Shropshire” area; we ran an activity asking children and grown-ups to tell us what they would miss if there were no farms. We had so many lovely responses including: memories, my dads job, milk, sausages and the smell of cow poo!!
|If there were no farms, I would miss…|
|Charlotte and I in the parade!|
There were 30,000 people at Cosford that day including around 6000 school children! Many of the children were taking part in the pageant parade. Charlotte, Connie and I also had that chance to take part in the pageant parade and we even fumbled a curtsey to The Queen!
|Her Majesty and her entourage|
The next exciting event that we are taking part in is the Shrewsbury Flower Show this August. As part of our exhibition we would like to display a series of photographs of our supporters who enjoy gardening. Whether you are an avid green fingered gardener, or (like me) you have grown one pot of parsley on your windowsill – we need you! We need a photograph of you and your plant with a caption about the picture e.g Taste, smell, colour? Why you are growing it? What you are growing?
Here is Bex’s picture…
|“I love old fashioned sweet peas.
I am growing them for Fordhall to have outside and use in the tearoom.”
If you want to get involved email firstname.lastname@example.org and your photo will be part of our fantastic display at the famous flower show!