SHROPSHIRE Horticultural Society has elected a new chairman ahead of the Shrewsbury Flower Show.

It is a double celebration for Brian Goodwin who is also celebrating 50 years as a member of the society. Brian signed up in 1961 to represent the bees and honey section and now acts as the president of the Shropshire Beekeeping Association.

He said: “It's an honour to have been voted chairman, and it's particularly meaningful to be able to see out my 50th year in the role.”

He added: “I speak for the whole of the Shropshire Horticultural Society when I say that we are looking forward to the weekend immensely, and also look forward to welcoming all of this year's visitors to what will hopefully be the best event yet.”

Alongside the best in garden design and planting at the show on August 12-13, there will be entertainment from celebrity chef Gino D'Acampo, the Royal Artillery Motorcycle Display Team and medieval jousters The Knights of the Damned.

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