The day Paddington paid a visit…

by robstickland on 25 September, 2016

Saturday 24th September 2016

Today is Super Saturday in Yeovil. A day when according to SSDC press release:super saturday

“Super Saturday to draw the crowds into Yeovil this September – A six foot python, a living statue, music on every corner, craft activities and an eclectic mix of market stalls – all this and more on a Saturday in Yeovil. Super Saturday will take place on 24 September from 9.30am and includes all of the above and much more until 4pm.

Super Saturday began as the Town Council’s Yeovil Flower and Gardeners’ Market in 2007 and the heart of the event remains the same – the celebration of Yeovil in Bloom, allotments and gardening. Awards are made to winners of the Yeovil Gardening Competition and the Best Kept Allotments Competition. Over the past nine years the event has evolved to include family entertainment and live music.”

The day also includes a visit from Paddington Bear!!

So that was what was on offer, but how did it go…

In all a very successful day, there is always room for improvement, as with everything and I have no doubt feedback will be welcomed, but on the whole very enjoyable.

Yeovil East Councillor’s were on hand all day: David Recardo (Deputy Mayor), Tony Lock, Mannie Roper and myself Rob Stickland. Phil Chandler from Newtown Ward within Yeovil East was also present.

From bugfest we heard all sorts of tales and origins of creature such as a giant millipede and indeed did see the six foot python, 4 years old and not yet fully grown. Spectators also got to hold giant spiders, snails etc.

Our Yeovil PCSOs at Super SaturdayOne PCSO’s had a stall too, meeting with residents and visitors. It was good to see positive discussions and community working by our local force (as well as giving out stickers, bookmarks etc.)

Picture from Twitter (@ASPSSomerset)

St John’s churchyard also hosted a Punch & Judy show (oh yes it did)

The weather was kind, we had no rain, it was slightly overcast and windy which did cause a few issues on some stalls but did not have much of a detrimental effect.

Congratulations to all those who won prizes for their gardens and produce or for having fabulous allotments.

If you missed it there is always next year!!

Here are few of the many photos taken on the day:


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