ORGANISERS of one of the area's longest-running annual events fear they may have to pull the plug.

They are warning that Wiveliscombe Flower Show, which was first put on 105 years ago, could disappear unless more volunteers step forward.

Members will hear of the real danger of the show being axed next year at Wiveliscombe Horticultural Society's annual general meeting next Wednesday (November 13) at 7.30pm in the town's community centre.

A show spokesman said: "We would like to think that the great British traditional flower show will continue in Wiveliscombe for many more generations.

"To enable us to do this we need more help. Without more help we fear the flower show simply cannot continue."

Organisers need help setting up and down and assistance on the day of the show, which is staged at Kingsmead School.

Anyone who would like to help should contact a committee member or attend the agm.

Following this year's event, show secretary Carole Stone said next summer's show was under threat because a lot of committee members had stood down due to their age.

She added: "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."

The guest speaker for the evening will be Bob Croft, who will be giving a talk on local history and archaeology focusing on the Wiveliscombe area.

His theme will be, 'Have you found anything interesting?' and he is inviting people to take along any old pottery or objects and artefacts they may have found in their own gardens for identification.