Village Show Report 2013

After three years of inclement growing weather, this year showed a marked improvement for exhibitors to Austwick’s Annual Flower and Handicraft Show, although Friday’s downpour did damage several flower exhibits at the last minute. However, residents rose to the challenge and entries were made in almost all classes. It was particularly encouraging to see new exhibitors and new faces winning trophies. The quality of the produce displayed was extremely high and those visiting the show were not disappointed and all judges were very impressed with the standard of the exhibits.

This year’s results are as follows:

Challenge Trophy for The Best Exhibit in the Show:Pam Smith. Winifred Mattinson Cup for most points in the Flower Section : Frances Southworth. Ulrich Kube Memorial Cup for four roses : Sue Brown. Chapman Trophy for the most points in the Artistic Flower Section : Carol Wilkinson. Byles Challenge Cup for the best Bowl of Roses : Kathryn Huck. Richard Wallbank Trophy for Best Pot Plant: Catherine Vaughan-Williams. Preston Cup for most points in the Vegetable Section: Bill Procter. Fred Price Memorial Trophy for the best Potato Exhibit : Bill Procter. Glyn Jones Challenge Cup for the most points in the Handicraft Section : Karol-Ann Hewgill. Metcalfe Cup for the best Photographic Exhibit : Joan Butler. Malcolm Bowker Trophy for Photography (set subject): Judy Leeming. Brook Cookery Cup for most points in the Cookery Section : Janet Huck. Foster Beaver Challenge Cup for most points in the combined Produce Sections: Bill Procter. Brook Poultry Cup for the best exhibit in the Egg Section : Jackie Smith. Jean Dodgson Award for best item in Handicraft Section:Pam Smith. Nellie Price Memorial Cup for the most points in the Children’s Section : Jack Hewgill. Brook Handwriting Cup  (8-11 years) : Luke Harrison. Sharples Cup  for the best exhibit in the Children’s Section : Luke Harrison.

Flower Section:


4 roses: 1. S Brown 2. P Broadhead 3 roses at different stages: 1. P Broadhead 2. J Musgrave 4 garden pinks: 1. M Pettiford 2. D Swale  4 pansies or violas: 1. M Pettiford 2. F Southworth 4 pot marigolds: 2. F Southworth 4 French or African marigolds: 1. M Pettiford 4 dahlias: 1. C Vaughan-Williams 4 phlox: 1. D Swale 2. S Gooch

4 antirrhinums: 2 Bill Procter 9 spikes sweet peas: 1. F Southworth 2. S Dewhirst

A container of sweet peas: 1. S Dewhirst 2. M Southworth A vase of hardy annuals: 1. D Swale 2. F Southworth A vase of hardy perennials: 1. F Southworth 2. K Smith

A house plant grown for its foliage: 1.S Gooch A cactus or succulent: 1.C Vaughan-Williams 2. F Southworth

Best in Section: Catherine Vaughan-Williams, Cactus/Succulent Plant


Artistic Flower Section:

A bowl of roses: 1. K Huck A bowl of nasturtiums: 1. F Southworth 2. D Dewhirst An arrangement of garden flowers with foliage: 1. C Wilkinson An arrangement containing a figure 1. C Wilkinson A Musical: 1. C Wilkinson

Best in Section: Carol Wilkinson, An arrangement containing a figure.

Vegetable and Fruit Section:

4 white potatoes:1 & 2. B Procter 4 coloured potatoes: 1 & 2. B Procter Adish of 2 white & 2 coloured potatoes: 1.B Procter 2. C Vaughan-Willaims 3 onions: 1. M Pettiford 2. J Musgrave 7 Shallots: 1 & 2. B Procter 3 carrots: 1. M Pettiford 2. V Caperon 3 beetroot: 1 & 2. B Procter 6 pods of peas: 1. M Pettiford 2. B Procter 6 pods mange tout / snap peas:1. J Musgrave 6 pods of broad beans: 1 & 2. K Jowett  6 pods of French beans: 1. M Pettiford 2. E Wilson 2 courgettes: 1. K Jowett 2. C Vaughan-Williams 1 cauliflower: 1. M Southworth 2. J Milnthorpe 1 cabbage: 1 & 2. B Procter 1 lettuce: 1. B Procter Aselection of salad leaves: 1. C Vaughan-Williams 2. M Pettiford 1 cucumber: 1. J Hooley 2. C Vaughan-Williams 6 cherry tomatoes: 1. J Musgrave 2. C Hooley 1 flower and 1 vegetable: 1. M Pettiford 2. F Southworth 4 distinct vegetables on a tray: 1. M Southworth 2. C Vaughan-Williams Up to 6 culinary herbs: 1. C Vaughan-Williams 2. F Southworth Asaucer of one variety soft fruit: 1.C Hooley 2. M Southworth Up to 4 soft fruits: 1.B Procter 2. C Vaughan-Williams Any vegetable or fruit not included elsewhere:

1. C Vaughan-Williams 2. M Southworth

Best in Section: Bill Procter, seven shallots

Egg Section:

3 hen eggs: 1.L Harrison 2. J Smith 3 bantam eggs: 1 & 2. C Vaughan-Williams 3 hen eggs including contents: 1. J Smith 2. L Harrison 3 bantam egg including contents:

1. J Milnthorpe 2. C Vaughan-Williams

Best in Section: Jackie Smith, 3 hen eggs (contents)

Handicraft Section:

painting,water: 1. D Meadows 2. M Clarke painting in any medium: 1. M Clarke 2. M Hallam portrait drawing: 1. P Smith 2. M Hallam 4 non-digital photographs:1. J Leeming 2. C Leeming 4 digital photographs on a specific theme: 1 & 2. J Butler. photograph- “Looking Back”: 1 & 2. J Leeming hand-made greetings card:1. S Gooch 2. S Dewhirst hand-made bag: 1 & 2. K Hewgill soft toy: 1 & 2 K Hewgill Across-stitch item: 1. S Dewhirst 2. S Brown knitted item:1 H Meadows 2. E Wilson other needlework:1. K Hewgill 2. S Gooch item of felt work: 1. P Smith 2. S Gooch 3 D object: 1. P Mueller 2. J Smith

Best in Section: Pam Smith, item of felt work

Cookery Section:

white loaf: 1. J Milnthorpe 2. C Teller 4 cookies: 1. J Huck 2. C Wilkinson 4 fruit scones: 1. M Hird 2. S Dewhirst 3 decorated cup cakes: 1. M Hallam 4 brownies: 1. C Teller 2. P Smith tea loaf: 1. P Smith 2. H Thompson recipe item – custard tart 1. P Mueller 2. J Huck 4 savoury rolls: 1. C Vaughan-Williams 2. K Huck vegetarian savoury dish: 1. J Leeming 2. J Butler, J Huck dessert using fresh fruit: 1. J Huck fruit pie: 1. J Henry 2. J Huck jar of jam/jelly:1. J Huck 2. K Huck Ajar of marmalade: 1.P Smith 2. J Musgrave Jar of lemon curd: 1.J Huck 2. J Smith Abottle of homemade wine or liqueur: 1.P Broadhead 2. J Musgrave A cordial or non-alcoholic drink: 1.A Dyson 2. J Huck Ajar of pickle/chutney: 1. J Milnthorpe 2. C Vaughan-Williams Men only : an upside down cake: 1. G Bowring 2. D Dewhirst

Best in Section: Judith Milnthorpe: a loaf of white bread

Children’s Section:

Artwork, children under school age: 1. S White 2. H Hopley Hands and feet pattern:

1. H Hopley Artwork, 5-6 years: 1. J Heseltine 2. G Hopley Artwork, 7-8 years: 1. C Carroll 2. I Spensley Artwork, 9 or more years: 1. E Dinnen 2. R Dunwell Handwriting, 8-11 years: 1. L Harrison Flag for Austwick: 1. F Spensley 2. T Hewgill Photograph – ‘my house’: 1.J Hewgill 2. I Spensley greetings card: 1. I Spensley 2. T Hewgill painted jam jar: 1 S Fillingham 2.F Spensley Amodel made from junk: 1. J Hewgill 2. S Fillingham musical instrument made from scraps: 1. M Hallam 2. J Hewgill vegetable monster: 1. L Harrison 4 rock cakes: 1. J Hewgill ‘Something I have grown myself’:1. C Wilkinson 2. S Fillingham Aminiature garden/allotment: 1. L Harrison 2. J Hewgill

Best in Section: Luke Harrison, vegetable monster

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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