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Issue 334 – Celebrities at Frome Show

Don’t forget to put your autograph book in your pocket when you come to Frome Show this year!

That’s the message from the show’s organisers who have just revealed that as well as BBC Countryfile’s Adam Henson, Coronation Street actor Sean Wilson will be at West Woodlands throughout the show, which takes place on Saturday 10th September. And, for food fans, celebrity chef Mike Robinson will be there too.
Adam Henson, who runs a rare breeds centre in Gloucestershire, is to officially open the Country Pursuits area at the showground and will be judging some of the cattle and sheep classes, while Sean Wilson, better known as Corrie’s Martin Platt, will be behind the counter of his Saddleworth Cheese company stand in the Cheese Pavilion, selling pieces of the highly specialised artisan cheeses he makes.
With names like Muldoons Picnic, Howsyerfather, Mouth Almighty and Smelly Apeth, they are all made from milk that comes solely from his local PR3 post code area, along with specially formulated cultures that, he says, connect to create a cheese that tastes like it used to taste.
Also in the Cheese Pavilion will be Mike Robinson who will be in the Rangemaster kitchen showing how to get the best results when cooking with game.
Show secretary Brenda Scott said, “The presence of these famous faces will add a new dimension to what is already shaping up to be a great day out for the family. And it will be a great day for another reason, there are real bargains to be enjoyed on ticket prices.”
Tickets bought in advance of the show attract a generous 30% discount and with these now available from more outlets than ever before it’s never been easier to save money.
‘On the day’ prices are £12.00 for adults and £3.00 for children between five and 15; with a family ticket, for two adults and two children, costing £25, itself a significant saving, but family tickets bought in advance cost just £18.00. Senior citizens can save £3.00 by buying their tickets in advance too – they cost £7.00, £10.00 on the day.
Tickets are available from the Tourist Information Centre in Frome, and from Mole Valley Farmers, White Row Country Foods at Beckington and Acres Garden and Aquatic Centre at Corsley.
You can also buy them by phone, 01749 813899, online through, and from the Frome Show office at Fromefield.
Brenda added, “We’re only too aware that money is tight this year but we want to keep Frome Show as a ‘must visit’ family event, which is why we’ve kept admission prices as low as possible, much lower than some other local attractions.
“But it’s not just on ticket prices where people can save money – parking at West Woodlands is free but if anyone wants to leave their car at home, there will be more free buses than ever before, with buses leaving and returning to the old Fromefield show ground, the Market Place, Sainsbury’s bus stop, Cork Street and Badcox (opposite the Olive Tree) at frequent intervals throughout the day.
“With the presence of these celebrities, a fabulous day-long programme of entertainment, all of the other attractions which have made it so popular, and with great discounts available on admission prices, Frome Show 2011 is set to be one of the best yet!”