Vice Presidents 2022

Among the most valued supporters of the Whitacres & Shustoke Horticultural Society’s Annual Show are our Vice Presidents whose enthusiastic commitment is vital and whose subscriptions are an essential and reliable source of income. Appreciation for their support is shown in the benefits they enjoy.


VP Secretary: Caroline Symonds

Mr & Mrs Allport
Mr G Aston
Mr P Barlow
Mrs K Bramley
Mrs G Bridges
Mr & Mrs R Calder
Mr S Calder
Ms L Chandler
Dr W Cooper
Ms C Dilley
Mr F Fletcher
Mr & Mrs Hawthorne
Mrs M Pearman

Mr & Mrs D Ingram
Mr & Mrs G Ingram
Mrs J James
Mr & Mrs K Leigh
Ms A Lockart
Mrs C Maclaren
Mr R Ellis
Mr C Mander
Mr B Moss
Mrs L Neale
Mr & Mrs G Parsons
Mr & Mrs D Partington
Mr D Peabody

Mr J Pendleton
Ms T Pickworth
Mr R Prosser
Mr & Mrs R Pulley
Ms R Robinson
Mr M Simpson
Mr M Symonds
Ms D Starkey
Mr G Stibbs
Mr R Taylor
Mr T Waters
Mr R Prosser


The often unsung heroes of our show are the multitude of individuals and companies who are keen to give us support through sponsorship. We would very much like to thank our sponsors, without whose support the show would struggle to maintain its high standards. The Whitacres & Shustoke Show committee send special thanks to all our sponsors and local and regional media coverage that it has received for support of its 73rd Show.

Blythe Electrical
Budgies Balloons and Booths 
Deckerdence Commbus  
Hipsley Farm Cottages
Howkins & Harrison
MPM Insurance
The Gate Inn
Waters & Co Solicitors & Estate Agents



The invaluable support given to this show by our Sponsors and Vice Presidents has already been acknowledged but we would like to extend our grateful thanks to the many other individuals and companies whose commitment, kindness and generosity have been vital to the organisation of this, the 73rd Annual Show. Please forgive us if we have inadvertently missed anyone from this list.

Our special thanks to:

  • Sir William Dugdale and The Merevale & Blyth Estate
  • Lady Cylla Dugdale – patronage
  • Lord Henry Plumb – patronage
  • Dr Rosemary Edge – patronage
  • Glynn Purnell – judging the ‘Best Celebration Cake’ for the shows 70th anniversary
  • Matthew Elliot – CD Elliot Brickwork Ltd
  • Rose Watson – for flowers for the new Whitacre and Shustoke Show planters bringing the village to bloom!
  • Oakland Plastics  Keith Bostock – for mowing the showground
  • Securex – for security
  • Mark Clark and The Merevale & Blyth Estates – use of the field for car parking
  • Chris Wathes – storage of equipment and loan of straw bales
  • Conrad Ward – hedge cutting and mowing of the showground
  • Gary Stibbs – sourcing of skips
  • Jonathan Smith – electrical installation
  • All the gate and carpark marshalling volunteers
  • Keith Woodward & Connecting Four Magazine – inclusion and distribution of material
  • Tom Beatty – storage of equipment
  • Sainsbury’s Hams Hall, Rob Matthews and all the staff volunteers – for their support during the organisation, set up, breakdown and on show day
  • Charles Cooper – loan of equipment
  • Warwickshire Police – logistical support
  • Dawn Scott – organisation and running of the Gun Dog Scurry
  • Lisa Doody and Diane Deakin – organisation and running of the Novelty Dog Show
  • Heather Ross – official photography
  • Penny Johnson – flower arrangements
  • Nick Ellis – fencing supply
If you would like more information on how you can contribute to the show please complete our enquiry form.