The Summer Show, held for the first time on a Sunday, was a tremendous success with 410 exhibits, only very slightly down on last year considering the challenging weather this year for gardeners. The flower and vegetable judges said it was the best show they had judged this year; exhibits were of good quality and to a high standard.
Andrew Squire won the Newman Collard cup for the most points in vegetables, the MM Lowe cup for potatoes and the Tom Coombes for shallots. Tony Madeley won the Martin Summers cup for best exhibit and also the JR Thayer cup for the vegetable collection and he won the coveted Banksian Medal for the most prize money in vegetables and flowers.
Jenny Hall won the Sir Charles Wooley cup for most points in the Flower section (below left), Lynn Sansbury (newcomer to the village) won the Gladys Fletcher cup for most points in the Needlecraft section (below centre), Sharon Stratton won the cup for Best Flower Exhibit (below right)
Ladies watch out! The FC Twitchen cup for the most points in the Cookery classes was won by Ken Payne, with a massive 27 points, the first time this section has been won by a man and the second place also went to a man, Alan Edwards!
(left) Ken Payne looking very smug with the cup for the most points in the Cookery classes.
Jasmine Hall and Ned Jessop were joint winners of N Hyson cup for the age 8 to 11 years.
Pictured below is Emilie James, age 6, who won the Peter James cup for the most points in the 7 years and under.
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