Gardeners produce good show for annual event

NAWN 1409065AM3 Clifford Show. Jim Blackburn with his prize winning veg.(1409065AM3)
NAWN 1409065AM3 Clifford Show. Jim Blackburn with his prize winning veg.(1409065AM3)

Gardening enthusiasts beat the English climate and produced enough vegetables and flowers to put on a good display at the annual Collingham Village Show.

Chairman Alison Smith said there was plenty to see but entries for the children’s categories were down.

She explained the drop: “It was a bank holiday weekend and the schools were not back for a week, so a lot of people were still on holiday. I hope for a better turnout from the children next year.”

She added that it was a relief to have good weather for the event after the poor summer.

“In spite of our climate people found sufficient vegetables and flowers to put on a good show of both and there was plenty to see.

“The handicrafts and art work were major attractions.”

The cup winners were: Resident’s Cup (Vegetables) - M Yates; Orchard Garden Cup (Vegetables) - W Fawcett; Bill Chambers Memorial Trophy (Flowers & Fruit) - L Astle; Peggy Ramsay Trophy (Flowers) - W Hartley; Pamela Scott Cup (Flower decoration) - CD Weal; Mary Hall Cup (Flower decoration) - P Scott; Newsome Trophy(Produce) - D Lee; Specimen Vase (Produce) - D Lee; One Cup (Handicrafts) - M Ledgard; Springfield Trophy (Handicrafts) - J Hawkins; Chairman’s Cup (Photography) - S Ball; Rose Bowl Trophy (Lady with most points) - S Wilson.

Children’s Cup and prize winners:

Peter Robertson (most points & best exhibit age 7 and under); Harry Dean (most points age 8 and over); Harry Dean (best exhibit age 8 and over, and the Eva Ellison Cup); L Poulson, Clifford Gough Cup (Novices).