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Village Show-Stopper 

The Village Hall hosted the 48th Village Show. Despite strong competition from the beer festival we still welcomed familiar faces and plenty of first-time entrants.

The gardeners take the weather in their stride and once again produced a vibrant display of flowers, fruit and veg.  The range of vegetables continues to expand and included an artichoke and a near perfect cauliflower.

Jane Creasy, Andrew Barrow, Annie Deung and Mary Hunnings all picked up trophies.  Jane held onto the Ramsay Trophy and beat Mary by a single point to take the Cuthbert Cup as overall show winner.  Annie is a true all-rounder gaining 1st’s in horticultural, decorative and preserve classes.  Andrew yet again produced most wonderful (and straightest) sweet peas.

Marie collected Gilbert Knight’s Jubilee Rose Bowl and the Knights will be eating prize winning marmalade for a while having scooped 1st and 2nd place.

In the bake-off afterglow, Paul Farmer won the Ken Stephens Trophy for the men’s cooking whilst last year’s winner Roger Brodie (and Oliver) won the Clive Greaves Family Trophy with a reprise of his winning pork pies.

One of the stand-craft out entries was Marian Raszpla’s handmade boat which won the Jollye Cup and must have taken many hours of patience. The preschool and Brownies’ play dough “cakes” and colourful butterfly pictures, filled the junior tables.

The junior classes were closely contested by new entrant Olivia Caffrey, Ruby Deadman, and last year’s winner William Monniot.  Special mention must go to William who age 6 entered almost all the junior classes including 11-13 year olds. He was the overall winner of the Boyles Trophy again. Olivia won the Timperley-George Cup, whilst Ruby won the Laing and Ann Wolfe trophies and was runner-up in the junior section.

The painting and photographic classes have common themes of “Still Life”, “Summer” and “Entrance”, Special mention must go to Sophie Creswell who entered two remarkable paintings.  They were so lifelike that they almost looked like photographs.  Not surprisingly, Sophie’s pictures won the Doris Jennery Trophy. Nick Alcock snatched the Village Voice trophy away from the Holmes Lubiewski’s, however Fiona didn’t go home empty-handed, picking up the White trophy for the best preserve.

The show alternates between June and September and next year’s show will be in September.  Look out for the schedule in the New Year on the Village Voice website. http://www.pennandtylersgreen.org.uk/

We would also like to thank the evening WI who again produced a fine array of homemade goods for the produce stall.  The show is run by volunteers and is non-profit making, donating proceeds to local organisations.  Entrance money this year was donated to Charlie’s footsteps. Finally, one family of visitors shared memories of the show and it may, in fact, be much older than we think.  Please do get in touch again so we can find out more (see contacts in Village Voice).

Please see the list of all winners: V Show winners Jun17



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