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Bromham Show History 1948 - 2017

Bromham Show has been in existence since just after the 2nd World War, when it first took place as the Bromham Flower Show in 1948. In its first forty years it was very much a traditional English village fete with the main focus being centred around flower, fruit and vegetable exhibits, with a selection of stalls providing additional interest for visitors and participants alike. During this time it was attended by hundreds rather than thousands of people and the turnover was also in the hundreds of pounds.

With a change of committee personnel during the 1980’s and 1990’s the show developed into a much more family based event with a wider range of activities to interest all ages during show day. This not only meant an increased budget required to stage the show but also meant that income levels were increased to partly compensate for the extra costs. As the show became a larger and perhaps grander affair, the committee recognised that there would need to be other fund raising events during the year to provide sufficient money. From here it became part of the annual show committee calendar to stage an Autumn Craft Fair and also a spring event of some sort.

During the 1990’s, Bromham Show which had been staged on a Sunday for many years, was supplemented by a Saturday evening family event in the form of a BBQ and Disco. This proved very popular from the outset and it soon grew from a 200 to a 400 person event for all the family. It also provided some additional income to help fund the main show and gave rise to the concept of the Bromham Show week-end as a key event in the village calendar and one that 2000-3000 people attended in one form or another.

In 2006 for the first time the Saturday and Sunday events were supplement with a Friday evening Classical Concert to add yet another new dimension to the Bromham Show week-end. The Bromham Show has already become THE village event of the Bromham calendar and it now had even more to offer. It is something that is valued by the village community very highly and is envied by other villages whose own local shows have suffered through lack of interest or even ceased to exist in their original form.

With Bromham Show’s financial position having been secured during the 1990’s, the committee were able to start making donations to other charitable village based organisations which were in turn struggling for their own funds to survive.

The show itself continues to go flourish, but as ever, we are always looking for additional support to help throughout the year and during show weekend in July. If you would like to see how your skills could help, please contact our show Chairman John Giles at JLIB_HTML_CLOAKING

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