First show in 23 years is declared a success

wet  Pictured from left are Clifford Village Horticultural Show committee members Lyn Parkin, Glennis Allan, Jane Davies, Maggie Shaw, Janet Allen and Jenny Marsden.  (110910M5)
wet Pictured from left are Clifford Village Horticultural Show committee members Lyn Parkin, Glennis Allan, Jane Davies, Maggie Shaw, Janet Allen and Jenny Marsden. (110910M5)
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Clifford village held its first show for 23 years and it proved to be a great success.

Over 70 people entered from Clifford and its surrounding area and there was a busy morning in the village hall when competitors arranged their entries before the judging took place.

One of the winning entries at Clifford Village Show

One of the winning entries at Clifford Village Show

A show spokesman said: “The afternoon was a great success and apart from the chance to view all the exhibits there was face painting for the children, a plant stall, Pottery By Jayne, Phoenix Cards, a cake stall and refreshments.

“The Village Hall Committee plan to hold another show next year which they hope will be bigger and better.”

Entry classes included fruit and vegetables which included the marrow with the largest girth and the heaviest onion.

The winners in the different categories were Glennis Allan, Maggie Shaw, David and Angela Bull Michael Inman, Lyn Parkin, Ray Norman, Jim Carroll, Neal Kidd, Susan Welham, Fiona Barrow, Charles Harford Cross.

Clifford Village Show

Clifford Village Show

The produce sections which included jam, jellies, curds and chutneys, scone and bread and a section for men who had to make a Guinness cake were won by, Jenny Marsden, Glennis, Allan, Julie Norman, Judith Sketchley, Louise Dawson Fellows and Will Allan.

The photography section displayed some lovely views of Clifford village, and creative photos of wildlife, fruit, vegetables and flowers, won by Colin Aspinall, Naomi Barrow and Roz Mills.

The fresh flower displays showed wonderful creativity, sections being won by Christine Evans, Jim Carroll, Nick Fawcett, Ann Holt, Diane Hare and Maggie Shaw.

The art and handicraft sections showed off the talents of the villagers, first prizes going to Stefania Romaniak and Jenny Marsden.

One of the winning entries at Clifford Village Show

One of the winning entries at Clifford Village Show

The children’s section was divided into different age groups and Evie Saynor won the prize for the best vegetable monster, Lucy Green won the decorated biscuit section with Scarlet Connelly coming a close second and Natalya Aspinall won a prize for her mask.

Harry Dahlgreen won first prize his picture of an animal and Ellie Brook won the decorated children’s birthday cake section with a lovely crown design and there was a section for the Cubs and Brownies to enter by making a scarecrow up to 150cm high and this was won by Clifford Blue Six whose members are Louis Regan, Charlie Robson, Robbie Fox, Max Lofthouse, and Alfie Jefferson.

The show was opened by Nick Fawcett the chair of the parish council and prizes were awarded by him and Lyn Parkin the chair of the Village Hall Supporters Committee.

Ray Norman won the cup for the fruit and vegetable categories and Julie Norman won the cup for the produce section.

Clifford Village Show

Clifford Village Show

Maggie Shaw won the overall show cup for gaining the most points in the different show categories.