Summer Show 2022

9th July on the field and in the village hall!

Fantastic sunny weather set the tone for our 2022 Summer Flower and Produce Fair, which returned to its pre-Covid vibrancy. The marquee was bursting with flowers and produce, and thronged with visitors all afternoon admiring the skills of our entrants. 
The village hall displayed some fine crafts and the refreshments proved as popular as ever, with cream teas selling out. Helpers in the kitchen ranged from ages 12 to 86 and included students from Woodroffe School as well as society members.
Competition classes attracted 674 entries from over 80 entrants, a level that was up from the last ‘full’ show year in 2019. It was great to see the high level of entries from children this year: 45 calendulas grown from seed and 110 original poems on this year’s show theme of trees. The Best Quality award of the ever-popular ‘potato in a bucket’ competition was also won by a junior this year, entrant Seth Buller. Prizes were presented by our President, Rose Mock.

Vice-chair of the society and show committee organiser, Fiona Walker, said: “We gave our visitors a brilliant day out: the marquee looked amazing, the hall was buzzing and the field was bustling with visitors. Behind the scenes, all our judges, stewards, volunteers and committee members made the show a real success. We’re now looking forward to our informal autumn show on Saturday October 8th and hoping for plenty of entries with autumn produce.”

Results of competition classes

RHS Banksian Medal Supreme Award, highest number of points in horticultural classesBill Howarth
Best exhibit prizes 
The Worshipful Company of Gardeners Show Award Diploma, best flowering plantJeff Matthews
Seamark Cup, flowers/foliageBill Howarth
J & FJ Baker Cup, fruit/vegetablesCharlie McCormick
McLeod Innes Cup, specimen roseJill Stapleforth
Cakemaker’s Cup, set recipeJewel Foord
Junior Photo Cup, photographyHoratio Lawrence
Leslie Bretherick Cup, photographyRuth Jordan
Tony Cook Tankard, sweet peasNeil Croton
Bullock Cup, best exhibit by junior, fruit/ vegetablesNathaniel Croton
Thompson Tankard, homemade wineJohn Wood
Mrs Thomas Cup, best exhibit by junior, flowers/foliageMrs Ethelston’s School Gardening Club
Diamond Jubilee Cup, craftsAdrienne Bonwick
Llewellyn White Cup, novice floral artChristine Taylor
Diana Bridges Cup, floral artNeil Croton
Dahlia Trophy, best exhibit on show themeCarol Stickler
Raff Bint Cup, best trick in dog showRachel Heighway with Tiggy
Prizes for most points 
Woodroffe Challenge Cup, flowers/foliageBill Howarth
Williams Challenge Cup, fruit/vegetablesBill Howarth
Morrish Challenge Cup, home produceHenriette Wood
Shilton Cup, photographyRuth Jordan and Anita Routley
Mary Frings Challenge Cup, preservesHenriette Wood
Stobo Memorial Cup (newcomers award), flowers/foliageCharlie McCormick
Stevens Memorial Cup (newcomers award), fruit/vegetablesRachel Sykes
Winemaker’s CupRob Harvey
Cartwright Challenge Cup, craftAnita Routley
Mrs Rex Woodroffe Challenge Cup, floral artNeil Croton
Wilson Cup (7 years old and below)Alba Wills
Lindsey Jenkin-Carter Cup (7-11 years old)Jackson and Grace
De la Mare Cup, dog showRachel Heighway with Tiggy
Potato in a Bucket competition 
Greatest yield (1825g)Tony Hill
Best in ShowSeth Buller
Best JuniorSeth Buller

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