Published on August 8th, 2014 | by Sally Wenham

The Post Office At Shrewsbury Flower Show

100 years on from the First World War, all this week we’ve witnessed floral tributes to those who lost their lives during World War One. Continuing on the same theme; today is the start of the Shrewsbury Flower Show, an event which was first held in 1836. The event runs over two days, the 8th and 9th of August and is held at The Quarry, which is the main park in Shrewsbury itself.

The 2014 show will be the 125th installment of this prestigious Shropshire event. Organised and hosted by the Shropshire Horticultural Society, this event is one of the top flower shows in the UK and attracts a large number of top horticulturalists.

There is a special addition to the show this year as the Post Office will have a mobile stand present which will be run by staff from the Abbey Foregate Post Office.

Along with a range of counter services available at this stand, there will also be an exhibition from the Postal History Museum which features information about the Post Office Rifles Regiment who fought during World War One and a history of the Post Office in 1914.

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the start of World War One, a collection of commemorative stamps have been released. The role of the Post Office both at home and overseas during World War One was pivotal, whether it was the number of Post Office Employees who signed up to serve or the hard work of the Post Office to maintain communication levels on the front line during the war, the hard work and determination of the Post Office cannot be overestimated.

The show is open to both amateurs and professionals, providing them with an opportunity to showcase their natural flair for horticulture. Along with the horticultural exhibitors, there are exhibitions and stands from amateur beekeepers, the Women’s Institute and photographers.

If you’re in the area either today or tomorrow, why don’t you take a trip to Shrewsbury Flower Show yourself and have a look?

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