The show’s top prize, the RHS Banksian Medal, was won by Neil Croton, 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 Roy Keeley; WCG Diploma for best flowering plant to Roy Keeley; the J&FJ Baker Cup for fruit/vegetables to Shelagh Mercer; McLeod Innes Cup for specimen rose to Paul Oakley; Thompson Tankard for wine to Jim Moseley; Cakemaker’s Cup for set recipe cake to Joy Earl; Diamond Jubilee Cup for crafts to Nicole May; Llewellyn White Shield for novice floral was not awarded; Diana Bridges Cup for floral exhibit to Sally Holland; White & Stevens Cup for junior flower arrangement was not awarded; Junior Photo Cup for photography to Isabelle Wiscombe; Leslie Brotherick Cup for photography to Peter Hampton; and the Tony Cook Tankard for sweet peas to Ashley Ball.
In the category for those winning the MOST POINTS: Woodroffe Challenge Cup for flowers/foliage to Ashley Ball; Williams Challenge Cup for fruit/vegetables to Rosemary Bowler; Wine Cup to Jim Moseley; Morrish Challenge Cup for home produce to Alison Bright; Cartwright Challenge Cup for crafts to Carol Stickler; Mrs Reg Woodroffe Challenge Cup for floral exhibit to Karen Ball; Wilson Cup for junior classes (under 9 years) to Isabelle Wiscombe; Shilton Cup for photography to Peter Hampton; Mary Frings Challenge Cup for preserves to Henriette Wood; Lindsey Jenkin-Carter Cup for junior classes (9-12 years) to Henry Birchall, Ella Lane and Amelie Mansi.
In the SPECIAL AWARDS category: Horticultural Society Prize for best specimen plant was not awarded; Westcrete Prize for potato tuber to Ken Gollop; Groves Prize for blackcurrants to Neil Croton; Liquid Assets prize for sparkling wine to Jim Moseley; Talbot Arms Prize for tomatoes to Roy Keeley; River Cottage Prize for French strawberry tart to Lesley Brown; Uplyme Post Office Prize for mixed flowers to Dawn Armstrong; Mole Avon Prize for onions to Margaret Yelland; River Cottage Prize for young gardener ‘Look What I’ve Grown’ to Isabelle Wiscombe; De La Mare Cup for most points in the dog show to Fleur Hayle with Lily; Raff Bint Cup for best trick in the dog show to Anita Skinner with Tinkerbell.
Globe artichoke in Class 62 ‘Any kind of vegetable not listed’
In the Craft section, following the strawberry theme of the Show, ‘Cream of the Crop’. Mostly hand-sewn with some machine stitching. Original design hand-made at home (seat and basket maker’s own). Strawberries made from air-dried clay. All clothes, hat and sandals designed and made at home. Jointed bodies made from doe-suede fabric. Faces partially stitched with features coloured in. Hair synthetic and natural yarn. Back cushion hand made.
… AND THE ENTERTAINMENTS OF THE COUNTRY FAYRE
Puppet master ‘Professor’ Brian Davey between Punch & Judy shows
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PROGRAMME OF EVENTS ON SHOW DAY
8am Marquee opens for receipt of competition entries
10am Marquee closes for judging to begin
1pm SHOW OPEN
THROUGHOUT THE AFTERNOON:
- Show Marquee open to the public
- Free steam train rides from Weymouth & District Model Engineering Society
- A variety of stalls to browse and find something different
- Meet the Bearhouse Alpacas and Munchkins Miniature Shetland Ponies
- Dog Scurry, coconut shy, food tombola, pick-a-straw, raffle, water-and-wine
- Cream teas and light refreshments served in the Village Hall
- Cricket Club bar is open all afternoon in their pavilion
- Bouncy Castle
- Ice creams
- East Devon Beekeepers
- Rousdon Spinners (in the entrance to the Village Hall)
- Butterfly Conservation
- Axe Vale & District Conservation Society
- Alan Brown Hurdlemaker
- Dorset Wildlife Trust
- Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
- Backdown Hills Hedging Association
1pm Brass band concert by Brass Tacks from Weymouth
1pm Dog Show registration. Open to all
1.45pm Dog Show competition in the dog arena
1.45pm Uplyme Morris Men
1.45pm Punch & Judy Show by Puppetree
2.30pm Brass band concert by Brass Tacks
2.30pm Children’s races
3.15pm Uplyme Morris Men
3.15pm Punch & Judy Show by Puppetree
4pm Demonstration of dog agility by Julie Corbin of k9training4u (in the dog arena)
4.30pm Presentation of awards and raffle draw in the events arena
5pm Exhibits removed
Chairman Jenny Harding, on behalf of the Society’s committee, wishes to thank Julie Corbin of k9training4u for the dog show, Robert Oldfield for the steam train rides from Weymouth & District Model Engineering Society, all sponsors and Society members who volunteered to help with this Summer Show.