Challenging Austwick Village Show

Austwick Village Show 2016

After changing the date to a fortnight later than usual, residents were looking forward to a stunning exhibition at Austwick’s Annual Village Show. However, this year has proved very challenging, from the wettest winter on record to the cold spring, and almost on cue Friday’s downpour which 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. The judges were impressed by the quality of the exhibits and those visiting the show were not disappointed.

On the down side, it was disappointing to see even fewer entries than last year in the children’s section, with entries from only five children. In view of this trend we need to consider the viability of the children’s section. Please give this some thought and if you can suggest ways we might encourage the children to take part do contact the show secretary (Sue Dewhirst) with your ideas.

This year’s results are as follows:

Challenge Trophy for The Best Exhibit in the Show: Lauren Evans. Winifred Mattinson Cup for most points in the Flower Section: Catherine Vaughan-Williams. Richard Wallbank Trophy for Best Pot Plant: Catherine Vaughan-Williams. Byles Challenge Cup for the best Bowl of Roses: Kay Bordley. Chapman Trophy for the most points in the Artistic Flower Section: Carol Wilkinson. Preston Cup for most points in the Vegetable Section: Catherine Vaughan-Williams. Fred Price Memorial Trophy for the best Potato Exhibit: Michael Southworth. Brook Poultry Cup for the best exhibit in the Egg Section: Catherine Vaughan-Williams. Brook Cookery Cup for most points in the cookery section: Janet Huck. Glyn Jones Challenge Cup for the most points in the Handicraft Section: Sheila Gooch. Metcalfe Cup for the best Photographic Exhibit: Chris Leeming. Malcolm Bowker Trophy for Photography (set subject): Judy Leeming. Jean Dodgson Award for best item in Handicraft Section: Edith Wilson. Brook Cookery Cup for most points in the Cookery Section: Janet Huck. Marjorie Wedderburn Prize best cookery exhibit: Janet Huck. Complete Gardener Award for most points in the flower and vegetable sections: Catherine Vaughan-Williams Foster Beaver Challenge Cup for most points in the combined Produce Sections: Catherine Vaughan-Williams. Nellie Price Memorial Cup for the most points in the Children’s Section: Emma Robinson. Sharples Cup for the best exhibit in the Children’s Section: Lauren Evans.

Flower Section:

3 roses at different stages: 1.K Bordley 2.C. Vaughan-Williams 4 garden pinks: 1. M Pettiford 2. F Southworth 4 pansies or violas: 1. M Hird 2. F Southworth 4 pot marigolds: 1. F. Southworth 2. C Vaughan-Williams 4 French or African marigolds: 1. C Wilkinson2. C Wilkinson 4 dahlias: 1 K Morphet 2. M Southworth 4 phlox: 1. J Dyson 2. M James

3 stems of a flowering shrub: 1. C Vaughan-Williams 2. K Morphet 9 spikes sweet peas: 1. F Southworth 2. J Milnthorpe A container of sweet peas: 1. M Southworth 2. J Milnthorpe A vase of hardy annuals: 1. M Preston 2. D Swale A vase of hardy perennials: 1. C Wilkinson 2. M Hird A flowering house plant: 1. C Vaughan-Williams 2. C Vaughan-Williams A house plant grown for its foliage: 1.C Vaughan-Williams 2.C Vaughan-Williams A cactus or succulent: 1. M Hird 2. M Preston A bowl of roses: 1. K Bordley 2. C Wilkinson A bowl of nasturtiums: 1. M Preston 2. C Wilkinson

Best in Section: Carol Wilkinson, vase of hardy perennials:

Artistic Flower Section:

An arrangement of garden flowers with foliage: 1. E Thornton 2. M Preston Garden Glow’: 1. C Wilkinson 2. M Greenhalgh Black Magic’: 1. M Preston 2. C Wilkinson ‘In an Egg Cup’: 1.E Thornton 2. M Greenhalgh ‘In a Cycling Accessory’: 1. C Wilkinson 2. M Greenhalgh

Best in Section: Edna Thornton, Arrangement of garden foliage.

Vegetable and Fruit Section:

4 white potatoes: 1.M Southworth 2. J Milnthorpe 4 coloured potatoes: 1 G Gooch 2. C Vaughan-Williams 3 carrots: 1. G Cleverley 2. P Tibbatts 3 onions: 1.& 2. M Southworth

7 Shallots: 1. J Milnthorpe 2.G Cleverley 6 pods of peas: 1. M Pettiford 2. G Cleverley

6 pods of broad beans: 1. C Vaughan- Williams 2. P Tibbatts 6 pods of French beans: 1. & 2. C Vaughan-Williams 6 pods Runner Beans: 1. M Southworth 2. S Dewhirst

2 courgettes: 1, M Southworth 2. V Caperon 1 cauliflower: 1. M Southworth 1 cabbage: 1. M Southworth 2. G Cleverley A selection of salad leaves: 1. C Vaughan-Williams 2. G Gooch 1 cucumber: 1. J Milnthorpe 2. S Dewhirst 4 ripe tomatoes: 1. J Butler 2. P Tibbatts A truss of tomatoes: 1.F Robinson 2. C Vaughan-Williams 1 flower and 1 vegetable: 1.M Pettiford 2. P Tibbatts 4 distinct vegetables on a tray: 1. G Cleverley 2. M Southworth

Up to 6 culinary herbs: 1. A Dyson 2. S Gooch A saucer of one variety soft fruit: 1.P Tibbatts 2. C Vaughan-Williams Up to 4 soft fruits: 1. C Vaughan-Williams

Any vegetable or fruit not included elsewhere: 1. C Vaughan-Williams 2. M Pettiford

Best in Section: Judith Milnthorpe : Cucumber

Egg Section:

3 hen eggs: 1&2. L Harrison 3 bantam eggs: 1. C Vaughan-Williams 2. J Milnthorpe

3 hen eggs including contents: 1. L Harrison 2. J Lothian 3 bantam egg including contents: 1.C Vaughan-Williams 2. F Southworth

Best in Section: Catherine Vaughan- Williams: 3 bantam eggs including contents

Art, Photography & Handicraft Section:

Landscape Painting’: 1. D Wilkinson 2. S Gooch A painting in any medium: 1. P Smith 2. M Eaton ‘Drawing of farm building(s) 1. D Wilkinson 2. S Gooch

A drawing any other subject: 1. Charlotte Wilkinson 2. J Leeming 4 themed photographs:1. J Leeming 2. C Leeming 4 digital photographs: 1. C Leeming 2. J Leeming A photograph – “Wet”: 1. J Leeming 2. G James Papercraft: 1. M Greenhalgh 2. Pam Smith: Bag, box or bowl: 1 (joint) J Lothian & P Smith 2. Charlotte Wilkinson An item of interior/exterior decor: 1& 2. S Gooch An item using embroidery thread : 1.S Dewhirst Knitted/ crocheted item: 1. E Wilson 2. J Lothian An item of felt work: 1. (joint) S Gooch & J Lothian 2. P Smith Any other item: 1. G Gooch 2. H Thompson

Best in Section: Edith Wilson : Knitted item

Cookery Section:

Sourdough loaf: 1. J Milnthorpe 2. C Vaughan- Williams 4 Shortbread fingers: 1. S Goold 2. K Merrick 4 fruit scones: 1. M Hird 2. K Merrick 4 pieces of traybake: 1. J Huck

  1. S Harrison 4 coffee kisses: 1. S Harrison 2. J Huck Marble Cake: 1. C Teller 2. S Harrison Recipe item – Madeira cake: 1. B Tibbatts 2. J Huck 4 Muffins: 1& 3. J Butler Vegetarian Savoury: 1& 2. J Butler A cold sweet: 1. H Rouse 2. K Huck Fruit pie: 1. M Hird 2. K Merrick Jar of jam/jelly: 1. S Brown 2. C Vaughan- Williams A jar of marmalade: 1. I Merrick 2. P Smith Jar of lemon curd: 1.G Cleverly 2. K Huck A bottle of home-made wine or liqueur: 1. K Bordley 2. F Southworth A cordial or non-alcoholic drink: 1. J Huck 2. M Southworth A jar of pickle/chutney: 1. K Huck 2. J Milnthorpe Men only: Bacon & Egg pie: 1. M Pettiford 2. B Wright

Best in Section: Janet Huck: 4 pieces of traybake

Children’s Section:

Artwork, 5-8 years: 1. E Robinson: Painting/drawing of a castle: 1. L Evans 2.J Honor Poster: Cycle Race: 1.L Harrison 2. S Honor Photograph – ‘Fun in the Sun’: 1. L Harrison decorated flower pot: 1. E Robinson Collage on a plate: 1. E Robinson Mr Potato head: 1. E Robinson Model from recycling bin: 1. (joint) L Harrison & S Honor 3 chocolate chip cookies: 1. E Robinson 2. L Harrison ‘Something I have grown myself’: 1. E Robinson A miniature garden/allotment: 1. E Robinson

Best in Section: Lauren Evans Painting / drawing of a castlevs162

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