Show is summer centrepiece for year of celebration
Shrewsbury Flower Show was the dazzling centrepiece of summer celebrations to mark our 150th anniversary.
We welcomed colleagues, customers, and guests from the local community to join us at this joyous occasion. Our special garden themed marquee was set up overlooking the arena where we could entertain in style and people could enjoy the entertainment, live music and fireworks finale.
On the opening evening of the two-day show our marquee played host to an audience with writer, journalist and broadcaster Mariella Frostrup. The audience were entertained by a hot seat interview with Bill, Robin and Chris Morris, before the tables were turned and allowed guests to ask the TV personality a question of their own.
Shrewsbury Flower Show was chosen for our 150th celebrations because it has a special place in the town’s social calendar and a long and proud heritage. We also have a long history associated with the famous Show and we were once the main outdoor caterer for the event.
In 2016 Robin, great great grandson of founder James Kent Morris, became the first member of the Morris family to be President of the Shropshire Horticultural Society which has organised the Shrewsbury Flower Show since 1875.
This year Morris Site Machinery provided the latest eco TL90 Evolve mobile lighting tower which lit up the marquee as the evening entertainment unfolded. A replica of the original Morris Ford Model AA Bakery van made in 1928, and kindly lent by Morris Lubricants, created interest too. The original Morris’ Bakery Van still survives in a museum in Manchester.
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