A MUCH-loved historic flower show that has been running for more than 100 years is in danger of being scrapped.

A number of members have retired from Wiveliscombe Horticultural Society and without fresh blood next year's show could have to be cancelled.

The threat to the future of the long-running event surfaced after last Saturday's successful show held at the town's Kingsmead School.

Show secretary Carole Stone said there were fears it could be the last time the show is held.

She addded: "Following our most recent meeting, it looks like we might not be able to continue the show.

"It has a long tradition and has been going for 105 years.

"A lot of our committee members have retired due to their age and we're desperate to recruit new members.

"We don't want to lose the show.

"It's a lot of work being on the committee. We're looking for people with the time and energy and the physical capability to carry it on."

Anyone interested in helping out should contact carolekat12@gmail.com for further information.

The weekend show, which was opened by Sue Farrington and enjoyed glorious sunshine, boasted a spectacular display of home-grown produce, hand crafted crafts and home baked delights.

Despite a challenging growing season, the produce on display was up to its usual high standard.

Along with the various competition displays, there were stalls showcasing local producers, Wiveliscombe first responders, classic cars and the popular miniature railway.

The Society Challenge Cup for the best exhibit in show was won by Brenda Horton.

The Colin Pearce Memorial Cup for her contribution to the flower show went to Lulu Milton.

The W T Memorial Cup for best exhibit in show was awarded to Ronald Symons.

Wiveliscombe Town Band entertained people enjoying refreshments with music from the big screen.

Mrs Stone said: "All combined, this was certainly a show which left people smiling and feeling inspired.

"The horticultural society would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who give their help and support, not just on day of the show, but throughout the whole year.

"Without this support, we would not be able to continue to run this much loved show."