At the end of a week of pretty dreadful weather, the day of the show was beautifully sunny and warm. Because of a prior booking of the Memorial Hall fro a wedding recpetion, the event was held 2 weeks early. This, combined with the cold, early spring, impacted on the size and quality of some of the fruit and veg. exhibited.Nevertheless, the standard of many of the children’s entries was high … and there were some changes among the adult recipients of the cups.
Jim Swords, Show Secretary writes: I am very pleased to report that, once again, we had a very successful show. Each year we attract approx. 400 entries over 80 classes. This year our fruit classes were down, but an increase in other class entries made up for that. Our thanks to all the judges for their continued support, and all who helped setting up and clearing away. We thank all our local businesses for taking advertisements and selling programmes. Particular thanks to Lye Cross Farm for providing a marvellous cheese hamper for the programme draw.When the accounts have been finalised we shall, as usual, distribute profirs from the show to local good causes and charities.WINNERS OF THE CUPS AND TROPHIES.The Warford Dahlia Cup. NICK BAKERThe WarfordChrysanthemum CupBILL MAGGSThe Fruit CupMARSHALL CLEMENTSThe Vegetable Cup. NICK BAKERThe Domestic Cup. HELEN PAYTONThe Decorative Cup. Joint winners: MIA HOSFORD, VALERIE YEOMANS, IAN PARSONS.The Children’s CupLUCY ARMOURThe Children’s Bakery CupIZZY MUNROThe Emond Marshall Memorial Trophy for the best exhibit in show HELEN PAYTON for her chocolate chapel window cakeThe Gordon Boyd Memorial Cup for the best exhibit in children’s classes. FRANCESCA KELLAWAY-HARVEY for her excellent handwritingThe Ken Schroeder Rose BowlIRIS MOSSThe Gardening Club Plant of the Year Trophy. DARRYL BROWNNext year’s show will be held on Saturday, 3rd September, 2016.