Collingham & Linton Annual Show
As if the wettest spring and early summer on record weren’t enough, the annual Collingham and Linton Show, held last Saturday (25th) suffered a further setback. For various reasons, four of the regular exhibitors were unable to show this year. The result was a distinct lack of produce on the usually well-filled vegetable and fruit section. In contrast there was a good display of flowering and foliage pot plants including orchids, and some lovely dahlias and perennial flowers gave added colour. Another factor was that many families who would normally have been exhibiting were away, having delayed holidays in order to watch the Olympics. This did not however dampen spirits and even though the overall number of entries was lower than usual, the turnout in the afternoon was as good as ever, and a flutter on the tombola, followed by a delicious tea, made for a very enjoyable social occasion for the many people who came along.
Mr Andy Broadbent, Chairman of the Parish Council, opened the Show and Mrs Bernadette Broadbent presented the cups.
The cups awarded were: The Resident’s Cup for the best vegetable exhibit : Mrs Pauline Harrison; the Orchard Garden Cup for Vegetables : Dr Susan Wilson, Bill Chambers Memorial Trophy for Fruit and Flowers: Mrs Pauline Harrison, Peggy Ramsay Trophy for best exhibit in Flower section: Mrs Jean Jenkins, Pamela Scott Cup for Flower Decoration : Mrs Wendy Hartley, Mary Hall Cup for best Floral Decoration: Mr Philip Weal, Newsome Trophy for Produce: Mrs Elizabeth Otty, Specimen Vase for the best exhibit in Produce: Mrs Megan Parkinson, Cup for Handicrafts: Mr Doug Pattinson, Chairman’s Cup for Photography : shared by Mr Brian North and Mr John Jenkins, Rose Bowl Trophy for the lady with the most points overall: Mrs Pauline Harrison, Apricot Shield for Members’ section : Mrs Pauline Harrison, Springfield Trophy for the best exhibit in the Members’ section : Mrs Shirley North, Clifford Gough Cup for Novices: Mr Mark Greenwood. Children’s Cups: for the most points in age group 7 and under: Robert Smith, for the best exhibit in age group 7 and under: Ely Tolson, for the most points in age group 8 and over: Jack Scruton, for the best exhibit in age group 8 and over: Jack Scruton, Eva Ellison Cup for the best exhibit in the children’s section: Jack Scruton