Summer Show 2017


The show’s top prize, the RHS Banksian Medal, was won by Margaret Yelland, having most points for her fruit and vegetable entries.

In the category judged to be the BEST EXHIBIT: The Seamark Cup for flowers and foliage went to Janet Joyner; WCG Diploma for best flowering plant to Sylvia Rickard; the J&FJ Baker Cup for fruit/vegetables to Bill Howarth; McLeod Innes Cup for specimen rose to Tony Cook; Thompson Tankard for wine to Loraine Herring; Cakemaker’s Cup for set recipe cake to Lesley Bridge; Diamond Jubilee Cup for crafts to Duncan Harris; Llewellyn White Shield for novice floral – N/A; Diana Bridges Cup for floral exhibit to Ruth Howarth; White & Stevens Cup for junior flower arrangement – N/A; Junior Photo Cup to Isabelle Wiscombe; Leslie Brotherick Cup for photography to Max Trafford; and the Tony Cook Tankard for sweet peas to Bill Howarth.

In the category for those winning the MOST POINTS: Woodroffe Challenge Cup for flowers/foliage to Bill Howarth; Williams Challenge Cup for fruit/vegetables to Bill Howarth; Wine Cup to John Wood; Morrish Challenge Cup for home produce to Alison Hill; Cartwright Challenge Cup for crafts to Frances Apalon, Chris Corbyn and John Glover; Mrs Reg Woodroffe Challenge Cup for floral exhibit to Ruth Howarth; Wilson Cup for junior classes up to Year 2 – to Horatio Lawrence, Maisie Wiscombe, JJ and Woody Weldin; Shilton Cup for photography to Peter Hampton; Mary Frings Challenge Cup for preserves to Alison Hill; Lindsey Jenkin-Carter Cup for junior classes Years 3 to 6 – H. Porter, Isabelle Wiscombe, Florence Wiscombe and Cerys Williams.

In the SPECIAL AWARDS category: Horticultural Society Prize for best specimen plant – N/A; Westcrete Prize for best fuschia to Gillian Wells; Groves Prize for best blackcurrants to Shelagh Mercer; Talbot Arms Prize for best tomatoes to Bob Mercer; River Cottage Prize for best potato tuber to Helen Gent; Uplyme Post Office Prize for best mixed flowers to Valerie Maddison; Mole Avon Prize for best onions to Bill Howarth; River Cottage Prize for young gardener Look What I’ve Grown to Maisie Wiscombe; De La Mare Cup for most points in the dog show …; Raff Bint Cup for best trick in the dog show to ….

Ready for the show – the highly-polished (by our chairman) silverware

Theme of the show, the ladybird – this won first prize of class 72, made from fruit and vegetables by Neil Croton

Thea vigintiduopunctata (with 22 spots) was the winning ladybird. Mary Anne Cooke’s sponge cake, walking offstage right, also collected a ‘fantastic flavour’ comment from the judge.

Alison Bright won class 104 with her magnificent Victoria Sandwich – nearest on the right

‘Lovely with lamb, chicken and cheeses’ says the label on Pam Corbin’s nasturtium jelly, winner of class 91, Jar of Herb Jelly





8am  Marquee opened for receipt of competition entries

10am  Marquee closed for judging to begin


Throughout the Afternoon:

  • Marquee and village hall displayed Show and Craft entries
  • Family Dog Show and dog agility demonstration organised by Julie Corbin
  • Children’s races
  • Cream teas, homemade cake and fresh sandwiches in the Village Hall
  • Uplyme Morris Men performances
  • Brass band concerts by Brass Tacks of Weymouth
  • HiDDeN – blues, folk and popular soft-rock music
  • Free steam train rides from Weymouth & District Model Engineering Society
  • Punch and Judy Shows by Puppetree of Uplyme
  • A variety of stalls to browse and find something different
  • Bearhouse Alpacas and Munchkins Miniature Shetland Ponies
  • Dog Scurry, coconut shy, food tombola, pick-a-straw, raffle, water-and-wine
  • Cricket Club bar open all afternoon in their pavilion
  • Roland Thompson a farrier known as Nags and Nails
  • Rousdon Spinners in the entrance to the Village Hall
  • Artist Blacksmith Jonne Ceserani
  • Bouncy Castle
  • Ice creams
  • Axe Vale & District Conservation Society
  • Dorset Wildlife Trust
  • Butterfly Conservation
  • Blackdown Hills Hedging Association

1pm  Brass band concert by Brass Tacks from Weymouth

1pm  Dog Show registration. Open to all – see classes on page 35 of Schedule

1.45pm  Dog Show competition began in the dog arena

1.45pm  Uplyme Morris Men

1.45pm  Punch & Judy Show by Puppetree of Uplyme

2.30pm  Children’s races organised by Vanessa and Jethro

2.30pm  Brass band concert by Brass Tacks

3.15pm  Uplyme Morris Men

3.15pm  Punch & Judy Show by Puppetree of Uplyme

3.45pm HiDDeN – blues, folk and popular soft-rock music

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

Gardening, social events, shows, and visits in East Devon and West Dorset

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