Despite some difficult growing conditions recently, much foraging in
allotments and gardens together with activities in kitchens and workshops
produced yet another successful show.
There were 65 classes in competitions with something for everyone to
try for, including best fruit and vegetable classes, painting, tapestry,
decorated hats, photography and cut flowers. The village hall was filled
with colourfully laden tables groaning with produce. Children's catergories
included a collage on the life-cycle, and pictures of the seaside, space
and landscapes as well as a catagory for the best decorated spoon. The
open floral exhibits competition included a prize forthe best Football
World Cup Themed entry.
Cup Winners were:-
- Jill Wotherspoon- Louis/May Brown Cup for Fruit and Vegetables
- Rosemary Murphy- The Bugler Cup for the best rose exhibit.
- Pat Broomhead for the Cracroft Challenge Cup for the best flower
other than roses.
- Annie Grantham- The Gordon Knight Cup for the best pot plant.
- Margaret Harding- The Flower Arranger Trophy.
- Lillian Brown- The Cookery & Home Produce Trophy.
- Audrey Hayward - The Mallinson Cup for handicraft.
- Jean Langdon - for the Photography Cup.
- Jill Spinney- The Millennium Trophy for the best art exhibit.
Other first prize winners were:
Children - Age four to six- 1. Amy Davies. 2. Eadie Craddock,
3. Melissa Embling
- Picture- Space
Cookery & Home Produce Winners were:-
- Age seven to nine - 1. Anya Loudon, 2. Amy Van Zyl,
3. Abigail Hardy.
- Picture - Landscapes
- Age nine to eleven - 1. Jasmine Eckett, 2. George Mansfield.
3. Dominic Gape
- Jar of jam - Jill Wotherspoon
- Jar of jelly - Lillian Brown
- Jar of marmalade - Lillian Brown
- Jar of Lemon Curd - Joan Allan
- Jar of chutney of pickle - Richard Seebohm
- Home Made Loaf of bread - Anne Rees
- Fruit cake -Veda Bull
- Ginger Cake - Audrey Hayward
- Dorset Apple Cake - Lillian Brown
- Six Shortbread pieces - Lillian Brown
- 6 Fruit Scones - Chris Clarke
- Butterfly Cakes - Jessica Hayley
- Men Only Apple Flan - Alan Pankhurst.
Open Floral Exhibits
- Football World Cup- . Susan Paul
- A Driftwood and Foliage arrangement - Margaret Harding
- "Summer"an exhibit of Flowers and Fruit - Richard Seebohm
- A miniature arrangement in a pillbox - Susan Paul
- 3 Courgettes - Heather Seadon
- 3 Carrots- Jill Wotherspoon
- 3 Beetroot - Pat Broomhead
- Broad Beans - Pat Broomhead
- Potatoes-Helen Jones
- Onions - Jim Harding
- Peas-Ken Short
- Cucumbers - Jill Wotherspoon
- Cabbage - Jill Wotherspoon
- Rhubarb - John Bull
- Lettuce - Maureen Miller
- Spring Onions - Mr. & Mrs. Hayley
- Any vegetable not named above - Peter Colbert
- Plate of Raspberries - Heather Seadon
- 4 Tomatoes on stalks - Heather Seadon
- Plate of 8 Gooseberries - Ray West
- Plate of 8 strigs of Redcurrants - Gillian Knight
- Plate of 8 strigs of Blackcurrants - Ray West
- Any exhibit of any fruit not named above - Richard Seebohm
- Pot plant (flowering) - Annie Grantham
- Pot plant (cactus or succulent) - Peter Dutton
- Bloom of HT rose - Rosemary Murphy
- Cycle of Bloom Rose- Ralph Sexton
- 2 stems of Floribunda roses - Pauline Woodford
- 5 Pansy blooms - Gillian Knight
- 1 Clematis bloom - Rosemary Murphy
- Vase/Bowl of Sweet Peas - Derek Maude
- 1 Pelargonium flower - Hreather Seadon
- Vase/Bowl of perennial flowers - Pat Broomhead
- Vase/Bowl of annual/biennial flowers - Pat Broomhead
- Vase/Bowl of flowers grown from bulb, tubers etc - Freddie Tame
- Vase/Bowl of 3 varities of herbs- Maureen Millar
- Patio Pot- Mr & Mrs Haley
- A painting in water colours- Jill Spinney
- A painting or drawing in other mediums- Sheila Spencer-Smith
- Tapestry/cross stitch/embroidery bookmark or pin cushion - Joan
- A cross stitch picture from a bought design- Margaret Holmes
- Home-crafted (soft item) - Audrey Hayward
- Home-crafted (hardware item) - John Crawford
- A decorated spoon-(Children only 5-11 years) - Toula Kanellaki
- Colour print of "Reflections" - Jean Langdon
- Colour print of "Through the Arch" - Susan Paul
Colin Giles, of the Dorset Federation of Horticultural Societies,
was among those to praise the event this year.
He said he thought it was a very good show, adding that it was
"one of the best in the area"
On: Programme for 2006- 2007
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