ORGANISERS of The Kingsley Gardeners Show are getting ready for this year's event.
The Kingsley Gardeners Show was first organised in 1942 to enable local people to be self-sufficient in home grown produce during the war time years.
They were then encouraged to show their produce in the annual show, which has now been running for 72 years and has never missed a year.
It is held at the Kingsley Village Hall in High Street.
In its heyday, the organisers used to sell seeds, composts, and fertilisers from a shed at the back of the village hall.
This was a vital service to local gardeners long before the advent of big DIY chains and garden centres.
However, due to the tides of change, sales no longer take place.
The Gardeners Show is still going strong although the small, dedicated team of organisers are always looking for new members and for people to come along and visit or enter produce into the show.
It runs every last Saturday of August and will be held this year on Saturday, August 30.
You do not necessarily have to be green fingered or even experienced to enter as there are baking and home produce categories, handicraft, photography, children's categories and a novice section for those who have never entered a show before. There is also a great raffle supported by many local businesses and a grand auction of produce where locally grown and made fruit, vegetables, flowers and baking can be taken home at knock down prices.
We really encourage those from the surrounding areas to call in and see us or have a go at entering.
Support from the public is the only way to keep it running so the organisers would really appreciate your help in getting the message out there.