This year’s Summer Show and Country Fayre was held on Saturday July 12. It was the 85th show and celebrated the important role of the bee as a major pollinator in our gardens, farmland and hedgerows. Almost 800 visitors came to Uplyme playing field and village hall for the event. Half the day’s profits will be donated to Mrs Ethelston’s Church of England Primary School new building fund.
The show’s top prize, the RHS Banksian Medal, was won by Roy Keeley, having most points for his fruit and vegetable entries.
In the category judged to be the BEST EXHIBIT: The Seamark Cup for flowers and foliage went to Neil Croton; WCG Diploma for best flowering plant to John Williams; the J&FJ Baker Cup for fruit/vegetables to Roy Keeley; McLeod Innes Cup for specimen rose to Tony Cook; Thompson Tankard for wine to Henriette Wood; Cakemaker’s Cup for set recipe cake to Pat Chambers; Diamond Jubilee Cup for crafts to Colin Osborne; Llewellyn White Shield for novice floral to Pat Chambers; Diana Bridges Cup for floral exhibit to Sarah Causley; White & Stevens Cup for junior flower arrangement to Simon Law; Junior Photo Cup to Charlotte Tweedale; Leslie Brotherick Cup for photography to Penny Duffield; and the Tony Cook Tankard for sweet peas to Tony Cook.
In the category for those winning the MOST POINTS: Woodroffe Challenge Cup for
flowers/foliage to Jane Garland; Williams Challenge Cup for fruit/vegetables to Roy Keeley; Wine Cup to John Wood; Morrish Challenge Cup for home produce to Henriette Wood; Cartwright Challenge Cup for crafts to Carol Stickler; Mrs Reg Woodroffe Challenge Cup for floral exhibit to Neil Croton; Wilson Cup for junior classes (under 7 years) to Sophia Williams, Isabel Wiscombe and Simon Law; Shilton Cup for photography to Penny Duffield; Mary Frings Challenge Cup for preserves to Henriette Wood; Lindsey Jenkin-Carter Cup for junior classes (8-14 years) to Charlotte Tweedale.
In the SPECIAL AWARDS category: Uplyme & Lyme Regis Horticultural Society Prize for best specimen plant in class 36 to Brian Cursley; Westcrete Prize for potato tuber to Margaret Yelland; Lyme Bay Winery Prize for liqueur to Henriette Wood; Groves Prize for blackcurrants to John Garland; Town Mill Cheesemonger Prize for chutney to Jane Garland; Talbot Arms Prize for tomatoes to Roy Keeley; River Cottage Prize for Three Good Things on a Plate to Henriette Wood; Uplyme Post Office Prize for mixed flowers to Roy Keeley; Mole Avon Prize for onions to Roy Keeley; River Cottage Prize for young gardener to Henry Birchall for vegetables and Charlotte Tweedale for flowers; De La Mare Cup for most points in the dog show to Stuart Fowler with Teddy; Raff Bint Cup for best trick to Carol-Ann Sumerdon with Tamber; Pug & Puffin Prize for the dog scurry winner to Alan Emmett with Moss.
Go to https://ulrhs.wordpress.com/summer-show/ for pictures and full report.