Village Show Report 2014

Austwick Village Show 2014

After a much better growing season with unusually high temperatures residents were looking forward to a stunning exhibition at Austwick’s Annual Flower and Handicraft Show. However, almost on cue Friday’s downpour arrived and damaged flower and vegetable exhibits at the last minute. Undeterred, residents rose to the challenge and entries were made in all classes. This year we had a record number of entrants. It was particularly encouraging to see new exhibitors and new faces winning classes and trophies. The quality of the produce displayed was extremely high, impressing the judges with the standard of the exhibits and those visiting the show were not disappointed.

This year’s results are as follows:

Challenge Trophy for The Best Exhibit in the Show: Sheila Gooch. Winifred Mattinson Cup for most points in the Flower Section: Frances Southworth. Ulrich Kube Memorial Cup for four roses: Kathleen Morphet. Richard Wallbank Trophy for Best Pot Plant: Molly Preston. Byles Challenge Cup for the best Bowl of Roses: Kate Smith. Chapman Trophy for the most points in the Artistic Flower Section: Melanie Greenhalgh. Preston Cup for most points in the Vegetable Section: Bill Procter. Fred Price Memorial Trophy for the best Potato Exhibit: Bill Procter. Brook Poultry Cup for the best exhibit in the Egg Section: Luke Harrison. Glyn Jones Challenge Cup for the most points in the Handicraft Section: Pam Smith. Metcalfe Cup for the best Photographic Exhibit: Tony Stephens. Malcolm Bowker Trophy for Photography (set subject): George Gooch. Jean Dodgson Award for best item in Handicraft Section: Sheila Gooch. Brook Cookery Cup for most points in the Cookery Section: Mary James. Marjorie Wedderburn Prize best cookery exhibit: Bill Procter. Foster Beaver Challenge Cup for most points in the combined Produce Sections: Bill Procter. Nellie Price Memorial Cup for the most points in the Children’s Section: Izabella Spensley. Brook Handwriting Cup (8-11 years): Jack Hewgill. Sharples Cup for the best exhibit in the Children’s Section: Izabella Spensley.

Flower Section:

4 roses: 1. K Morphet 2. J Musgrave 3 roses at different stages: 1. J Musgrave 2.P Broadhead 4 garden pinks: 1. M Pettiford 2. P Tibbatts 4 pansies or violas: 1. B Procter 2. M Hird 4 pot marigolds: 1. F Southworth 2. P Russell 4 French or African marigolds: 1. B Procter 2. J Butler 4 dahlias: 1 & 2. K Morphet 4 phlox: 1. S Gooch 2. P Broadhead

4 antirrhinums: 1. Bill Procter 9 spikes sweet peas: 1. S Dewhirst 2. P Tibbatts

A container of sweet peas: 1. S Dewhirst 2. P Tibbatts A vase of hardy annuals: 1. F Southworth 2.C Vaughan-Williams A vase of hardy perennials: 1. F Southworth 2. C Wilkinson A flowering house plant: 1. M Preston 2. M James A house plant grown for its foliage: 1.M Preston 2.C Vaughan-Williams A cactus or succulent: 1. J Musgrave 2.C Vaughan-Williams A bowl of roses: 1. K Smith A bowl of nasturtiums: 1. F Southworth 2. M Preston

Best in Section: Frances Southworth, A vase of hardy annuals.

Artistic Flower Section:

An arrangement of garden flowers with foliage: 1. M Greenhalgh 2. M Hird A parallel arrangement: 1. M Greenhalgh 2. C Wilkinson Country Kitchen: 1. M Greenhalgh 2. M Hird A Green Arrangement: 1. M Hird 2. M Greenhalgh A pew end for a wedding: 1. M Greenhalgh 2. E Thorton

Best in Section: Margaret Hird. A green arrangement..

Vegetable and Fruit Section:

4 white potatoes: 1.B Procter 2. C Vaughan-Williams 4 coloured potatoes: 1 & 2. B Procter A dish of 2 white & 2 coloured potatoes: 1.B Procter 2. M Pettiford 3 carrots: 1. K Jowett 2. C Vaughan-Williams 3 onions: 1. B Procter 2. C Vaughan- Williams 3 beetroot: 1 & 2 B Procter 7 Shallots: 1. B Procter 2. J Milnthorpe 6 pods of peas: 1. B Procter 2. J Hooley 6 pods mange tout / snap peas:1. K Jowett 6 pods of broad beans: 1. M Southworth 2. K Jowett 6 pods of French beans: 1. Roger Moore 2. J Milnthorpe 6 pods runner beans: 1. J Butler 2. J Milnthorpe 2 courgettes: 1. J Milnthorpe 2. M Southworth 1 cauliflower: 1. B Procter 1 cabbage: 1 & 2. B Procter 1 lettuce: 1. B Procter A selection of salad leaves: 1. C Vaughan-Williams 2. B Procter 1 cucumber: 1. B Procter 2. J Milnthorpe 4 ripe tomatoes: 1. B Procter a truss of tomatoes: B Procter 2. S Dewhirst 1 flower and 1 vegetable: 1.K Jowett 2. M pettiford 4 distinct vegetables on a tray: 1. M Southworth 2. C Vaughan-Williams Up to 6 culinary herbs: 1. B Procter 2. C Vaughan-Williams A saucer of one variety soft fruit: 1.B Procter 2. C Vaughan-Williams Up to 4 soft fruits: 1. C Vaughan-Williams Any vegetable or fruit not included elsewhere: 1. M Pettiford 2. C Vaughan-Williams

Best in Section: Ken Jowett, a flower and a vegetable

Egg Section:

3 hen eggs: 1.L Harrison 2. C Vaughan-Williams 3 bantam eggs: 1. J Milnthorpe 2. C Vaughan-Williams 3 hen eggs including contents: 1 & 2 L Harrison 3 bantam egg including contents: 1. J Milnthorpe 2. C Vaughan-Williams other poultry eggs: 1 & 2 R Hird

Best in Section: Luke Harrison, 3 hen eggs

Art & Handicraft Section:

An abstract painting: 1. H Brocklehurst 2. D Wilkinson painting in any medium: 1. D Wilkinson 2. E Thornton cityscape drawing: 1. S Gooch 2. C Leeming drawing any other subject: 1. M Hallam 2. P Smith 4 non-digital photographs:1. T Stephens 2. C Leeming 4 digital photographs on a specific theme: 1. N Thompson 2. G James photograph – “Weather”: 1. G Gooch 2. J Leeming hand-made greetings card: 1. P Smith 2. S Gooch hand-made bag: 1.K Hewgill 2. P Smith soft toy: 1. K Hewgill A cross-stitch/tapestry item: 1 & 2 S Dewhirst knitted item/garment: 1. J Bury 2. H Meadows other needlework: 1. S Gooch 2. K Hewgill item of felt work: 1. P Smith 2. S Gooch 3 D object: 1. M Creaser 2. P Smith

Best in Section: Sheila Gooch, any other needlework

Cookery Section:

cottage loaf: 1. J Milnthorpe 2. C Wilkinson 4 melting moments: 1. P Russell 2. M James 4 Welsh griddle cakes: 1. M James 2. C Vaughan-Williams 3 muffins: 1. M James 2. M Greenhalgh 3 chocolate eclairs: 1. S Harrison tea loaf: 1. P Broadhead 2. S Goold recipe item – Bakewell tart 1. M James 2. J Huck lemon meringue pie: 1. M Hallam vegetarian savoury dish: 1. J Butler 2. J Leeming carrot cake: 1. F Bowring 2. R Hird fruit pie: 1. J Huck 2. M Greenhalgh jar of jam/jelly:1. B Procter 2. P Smith A jar of marmalade: 1.P Smith 2. C Wilkinson Jar of lemon curd: 1.C Vaughan-Williams 2. S Dewhirst A bottle of homemade wine or liqueur: 1. J Musgrave 2. C Wilkinson A cordial or non-alcoholic drink: 1.A Dyson 2. J Huck A jar of pickle/chutney: 1. J Milnthorpe 2. J Huck Men only : Coffee & walnut cake: 1. B Wright 2. G Bowring

Best in Section: Bill Procter: a jar of jam.

Children’s Section:

Artwork, children under school age: 1. H Hewgill Hands and feet pattern:

1. H Hewgill Artwork, 5-6 years: 1. S White 2. S Honnor Artwork, 7-8 years: 1. J Brownlie 2. L Evans Artwork, 9 or more years: 1. J Lodge 2. R Dunwell Handwriting, 8-11 years: 1. J Hewgill 2. I Spensley Flag for Commonwealth Games: 1. H Rouse 2.i Spensley Photograph – ‘countryside’: 1. Luke Harrison 2. I Spensley a bookmark: 1. I Spensley 2. C Wilkinson decorated plant pot: 1. I Spensley 2. H Rouse A model made from junk: 1. D Brocklehurst 2. L Harrison tin foil creation: 1. I Spensley 2. T Hewgill vegetable spaceship: 1. I Spensley 2. L Harrison pizza face: 1. L Harrison ‘Something I have grown myself’:1. T Hewgill 2. J Hewgill A miniature garden/allotment: 1. I Spensley 2. S White

Best in Section: Isabella Spensley, a miniature garden or allotment.

This is a fun event and if you feel you would like to support the show why not enter something next year?

The AGM will take place towards the end of October and new members, suggestions and ideas are always welcome.

Sue Dewhirst

( show secretary )

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