- Jan 27, 2022
The directors and staff at TFS were all devastated to hear of the passing of Vice President, Peter Kearle, just before Christmas. Peter has been a greatly valued volunteer for many years at Taunton Flower Show, having been drawn into helping through his love of gardening, a love which continued from his childhood days helping his family on their allotment. Initially he began by being an integral part of the team setting out the show stands, collecting equipment and other TFS "stuff" from peoples' garages and sheds around the town, delivering leaflets pre show, putting up and painting boards in the Competition Marquee, sorting litter and keeping the arena to time and making sure everything ran smoothly. The show was also grateful for his kind donation of the Kearle Cup in 2009, which is presented to the winner of the Ready Steady Garden competition on the Saturday of the show, and its presence will honour his legacy at TFS. His jolly presence manning the entrance as the show sets up and his presence around the arena will be sorely missed. Our thoughts are with his wife, and TFS director, Anne and his family as they cope with this great loss.