STROUD Show celebrated the memory of its much loved former chairman Edna Powell, with a new community award.

The Edna Powell cup, an award for a group or an individual who has made a special contribution to the communities of Stroud, was launched at Saturday's event.

There were two winners of the title this year, Stroud Police Community Support team, and Julie Mountain, of the Remembering Rodborough website.

The cup was presented to PCSO Gary Lynch, who covers Whiteshill, Paganhill, Farmhill, Dudbridge and Cainscross Road, on behalf of the police community support team.

And Julie Mountain was presented with a bouquet of flowers in recognition of her work on the Remembering Rodborough website.

Edna Powell sadly passed away in July, 2018, aged 75.

As well as chairing Stroud Show, Edna was the owner of Cotswold Sewing and Knitting Machines on Lansdown, and also worked with Stroud Agricultural Society, Stroud in Bloom, Gloucester Rabbit Club and a host of other organisations.

Speaking after Edna passed away, Stroud MP, David Drew said: “Edna was a genuine pillar of the community who was always cheerful and a good friend to so many people.”