Austwick Village Show 2019
The weather this year was even more unpredictable and extreme than in recent years which made preparing high-quality garden produce and flowers in time for the show even more challenging than usual. Despite this, the usual standard of flowers and produce entered for the show by both seasoned and new exhibitors managed to achieve an amazing combination of colour, skill and artistry with the standard of exhibits on display as high as ever. Consequently, the high number of visitors this year had much to admire including not only the varied produce and flowers but also wonderfully creative handicrafts, talented art work and last but not least imaginative children’s entries, whilst also enjoying the home-made cakes and refreshments on offer during the show.
Yet again, numbers of entries exceeded last year’s which was gratifying to the organising Committee, as was the fact that many new exhibitors were amongst the prize winners.
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. Richard Wallbank Trophy for Best Pot Plant: Sue Dewhirst. Byles Challenge Cup for the best Bowl of Roses: Alec Rigby. Chapman Trophy for the most points in the Artistic Flower Section: Edna Thornton. Tibbatts Trophy for most points in the Vegetable Section: Bill Procter. Fred Price Memorial Trophy One Flower/One Vegetable: Bill Procter. Preston Cup Tray of four distinct Vegetables: Bill Procter. Brook Poultry Cup for the best exhibit in the Egg Section: Thomas White. Brook Cookery Cup for most points in the Cookery Section: Gwen Cleverly. Marjorie Wedderburn Prize best cookery exhibit: Mal Percival. Foster Beaver Challenge Cup for most points in the combined Produce Sections: Bill Procter. Compleat Gardener Award for the most points in the Flower and Vegetable sections: Bill Procter. Glyn Jones Challenge Cup for the most points in the Handicraft Section: Sheila Gooch. Jean Dodgson Award for best item in Handicraft Section: Sheila Gooch. Metcalfe Cup for the best Photographic Exhibit: Alec Rigby. Malcolm Bowker Trophy for Photography (set subject): Clare Lardner. Nellie Price Memorial Cup for the most points in the Children’s Section: Emma Robinson. Brook Handwriting Cup (8-14 years): Florence Pettiford. Sharples Cup for the best exhibit in the Children’s Section: Jake Honor.
4 Roses: 1. C Wilkinson 2. P Tibbatts. 3 roses at different stages: 1.P Broadhead 2. P Tibbatts 4 Garden Pinks 1. M Pettiford 2. C Wilkinson 4 Pansies/Violas 1. M Pettiford 2. F Southworth 4 pot marigolds: 1. G Cleverly 2. F Southworth 4 French/African marigolds 1.& 2. C Wilkinson 4 dahlias: 1.A Rigby 2. P Tibbatts 4 phlox: 1. A Rigby 2. B Procter 3 stems of a flowering shrub: 1. F Southworth 2. H Brown 9 spikes sweet peas: 1. H Ravensdale 2. J Milnthorpe A container of sweet peas: 1. C Vaughan-Williams 2.J Milnthorpe A vase of hardy annuals: 1. & 2. G Cleverly A vase of hardy perennials: 1. E Wilson 2.F Southworth A flowering house plant: 1.S Dewhirst 2. M Preston A house plant grown for its foliage: 1. & 2. M Preston A cactus or succulent: 1.R Selling 2. B Booth A bowl of roses: 1A Rigby 2. A Dyson A bowl of nasturtiums: 1. F Southworth 2. H Jemson
Best in Section: Edith Wilson – A vase of hardy perennials
Artistic Flower Section:
‘Home Grown’: 1.M Preston 2.E Thornton ‘In a wine glass’: 1. C Wilkinson 2. E Thornton ‘Sign of the Zodiac’: 1. M Preston 2. E Thornton An arrangement of five flowers: 1.E Thornton 2. C Wilkinson An arrangement in a shoe: 1. C Wilkinson 2. E Thornton
Best in Section: Carol Wilkinson – ‘In a wine glass’
Vegetable and Fruit Section:
4 white potatoes: 1 & 2. B Procter 4 coloured potatoes: 1. & 2. B Procter 3 carrots: 1.B Procter 2. C Eccleston 3 beetroot: 1. B Procter 2. G Cleverly 3 white onions: 1.B Procter 2.K Jowett 3 red onions: 1. G Cleverly2. B Procter 7 Shallots: 1& 2 B Procter 2 leeks: 1. B Procter 2. M Pettiford 5 bulbs of garlic: 1. C Vaughan-Williams 2.B Procter 6 pods of peas: 1. C Vaughan-Williams 2. G Cleverly 6 pods of broad beans: 1.G Cleverly 2.M Southworth 6 pods of French beans: 1. C Eccleston 2. B Procter 6 pods of runner beans: 1. J Butler 2.S Dewhirst 2 courgettes: 1.C Vaughan-Williams 2.M Southworth 1 cauliflower: 1. G Cleverly 2. B Procter 1 cabbage: 1. B Procter Plate of salad vegetables 1. C Vaughan-Williams 2. G Gooch 1 cucumber: 1.B Procter 2. C Eccleston 4 ripe tomatoes: 1. C Eccleston 2. P Tibbatts A truss of tomatoes: 1. B Procter 2.C Vaughan-Williams 1 flower and 1 vegetable: 1.B Procter 2. G Cleverly 4 distinct vegetables on a tray: 1.B Procter 2. G Cleverly Up to 6 culinary herbs: 1.B Procter 2.C Vaughan-Williams A saucer of one variety soft fruit: 1. & 2 B Procter Up to 4 soft fruits: 1.G Cleverly 2. B Procter Any vegetable or fruit not included elsewhere: 1. P Russell 2. G Cleverly
Best in Section: Bill Procter – 4 White Potatoes
3 hen eggs: 1. T White 2.G Bowring 3 bantam eggs: 1. F Southworth 2. C Vaughan-Williams 3 hen eggs including contents: 1.T White
Best in Section: Thomas White – Hen egg contents
A wholemeal loaf: 1. J Milnthorpe 2. C Vaughan-Williams 4 Viennese fingers: 1.S Dewhirst 2. S Goold 4 savoury scones: 1.S Dewhirst 2.G Cleverly 4 chocolate brownies: 1. K Huck Swiss roll: 1. J Huck 2. K Huck Recipe item – Bakewell tart: 1.C Howarth 2. K Huck 4 muffins: 1.C Howarth 2 J Butler A vegetarian savoury: 1.G Cleverly 2.S Dewhirst A cold sweet: 1.G Cleverly Fruit pie: 1. J Huck 2. K Huck Jar of jam 1.J Huck 2. K Huck A jar of sweet/savoury jelly: 1. G Cleverly 2.B Procter A jar of marmalade: 1.H Jemson Jar of citrus curd: 1. K Huck 2. G Cleverly A cordial or non-alcoholic drink: 1.G Cleverly 2. J Huck A bottle of homemade wine or liqueur: 1. P Broadhead 2. D Russell A jar of pickle/chutney/relish: 1. C Lardner 2. J Huck Men only: my favourite cake: 1.M Percival 2 .B Wright
Best in Section: Mal Percival – Men only: my favourite cake
Art, Photography & Handicraft Section:
A painting ‘An old bridge’: 1. A Jupp 2. M McVeigh A painting in any medium: 1. A Jupp 2. J Robson A drawing ‘Rooftops’: 1. S Gooch A drawing any other subject: 1. D Meadows 2. A Klej 4 different photographs, theme ‘Close up’:1. A Rigby 2. S Gooch 4 themed photographs: 1.C Vaughan-Williams 2. E Wright A photograph – “Black & White”: 1. C Lardner 2. J Butler Papercraft: 1.P Smith 2. S Gooch Bag, box or bowl: 1. P Smith 2. S Gooch An item of interior/exterior decor: 1. K Bordley 2. H Meadows An item using embroidery thread: 1. S Dewhirst 2. S Goold Knitted/ crocheted item: 1. S Dewhirst 2. H Meadows Other needlework: 1.S Gooch 2. C Lardner An item of felt work: 1 & 2. S Gooch Any other item: 1. P. Smith 2. R Pettiford
Best in Art & Photography Sections: Alec Rigby – 4 photographs – ‘Close up’
Best in Handicraft Sections: Sheila Gooch – Item of felt work
Artwork, under 5 years: 1. W Swinscoe 2. I Pettiford Artwork, 5-8 years: 1. E Robinson 2. F Pettiford Handwriting 8 – 14 years: 1. F Pettiford 2.E Robinson Painting/drawing of my friend: 1. L Benson 2. E Robinson Poster: ‘Austwick Village Show’ 1. C Wright 2. S Honor Photograph – ‘Something with spots’: 1.E Robinson 2. S White A Collage: 1.E Robinson 2. S White Edible Jewellery: 1. I Pettiford 2.S White Vegetable/Fruit Person: 1.J Honor 2. L Benson A model made from junk: 1. O Moss 2. M Swinscoe 3 Butterfly cakes: 1. S White 2. C Wright ‘Sprouting Seeds’:1.S White 2. H Boxford Anything you have made: 1. S Deriaz 2. E Huck
Best in Section: Jake Honor – A Vegetable /Fruit Person