We had another wonderful day at Abbotsbury!
Thanks to everyone who came to Abbotsbury this year – we had a great time, with amazing sets by Geoff Lakeman, Alice Jones, India Electric Company, Kit Hawes and Aaron Catlow and our own Miranda Sykes. The sun shone, the gardens looked amazing. It was lovely to see Nick and Sarah Oddy back this year, especially in light of the sad news of David Oddy recent death. However they were still generous enough to offer a prize for the raffle once again and so, in memory of David Oddy we raised money this year for a charity he wanted, the Exeter Rotary, who had given him and his wife so much support. We were so pleased to go on to raise a record amount is year, £1850 – thanks to the generosity of Show of Hands fans – thank you so much. We were enjoying ourselves so much we let our timings slip a bit, but the gardens came into their own at this point – as dusk fell, some inspired forward thinking by our lighting engineer Marcus meant that the beautiful gardens behind the stage were lit up in all their glory – what am amazing backdrop to the last few songs of the set! Thanks once again to the incredibly steam working at Abbotsbury for their help and enthusiasm. A great time had by all once again at the beautiful Abbotsbury Sub Tropical Gardens – looking forward to next year already!