THE chairman of the Great Stukeley Flower and Craft Show is calling for more people to join the committee to secure the future of the popular annual event.

Grahame Bundy has recently resigned as chairman after more than three years. His most recent - and biggest - achievement was organising the 40th anniversary show, where more than 320 exhibits were displayed.

He thanked the committee members, pictured with him here, for their help and support.

"The show this year was dedicated to the people past and present who served on the committee over the years. It was decided that, being as it was the 40th anniversary of the show, we should try to make it a bit special and so extra effort was made by decorating the village hall and adding bygone photographs supplied by various people around the village."

He said he was delighted that 135 people visited the show, at which trophies were presented by John Thackray from Godmanchester - whose mother had donated the original trophy for the Best Kept Garden competition.

The show was formed by Walter Waldock, Basil Hayward, George Buddle and Russell Gibson in 1972 and since then it has, quite literally, flourished.

It is a tradition of the show that any profits are used to fund projects for the village hall - most recently, new equipment for the kitchen was bought.

Mr Bundy also thanked the volunteers who helped with the show, and urged new people to come forward.

"Looking to the future and keeping the flower show active, new committee members are urgently needed," he said. "You do not have to be a keen gardener or have a great knowledge of plants to be a part of it."