On September 17th we had another successful and enjoyable annual show at St. Andrew's School. We had 37 exhibitors, which was down on last year due mainly to the lower number of entrants in the childrens’ classes as compared with previous years. Between them they made a total of 276 entries. Again there was a good entry in the the fruit and vegetables section, thanks to a few keen growers. Cookery and photography continue to be well supported, but we would welcome some more entries in craft, Floral Art, Craft and particularly Childrens’ Classes, which was substantially down on last year.
The winners were:
Mr F. Partridge: the RHS Banksian Medal for most points in the flowers and vegetable sections.
Section A, fruit and vegetables: F. Partridge, the Bert Partridge Cup for most points, 6 first, 6 second, 3 third prizes; Sally Daborn, the Warren Cup for best exhibit, 3 firsts, 3 seconds; Thomas Gentry, the Fred Allen Cup for most points in the Childrens’ Classes in Section A. Judge: Mr V. Mortlock.
Section B, flowers and pot plants: Sally Daborn, the Perpetual Rose Bowl for most points, 3 firsts,1 second; Sally Daborn, the Jack Richardson Salver for best Rose, Pat Slimming, the Augustine Courtauld Cup for best exhibit. Judge: Mr V. Mortlock.
Section C, Floral Art: Vicky Gentry, The Halstead Co-operative Society Cup for best exhibit, Second; Sarah MacKinnon, Third; R Watkins. Judge: Mr V. Mortlock.
Section D, Cookery: Corrie Rutter, the Mrs P. Innes Cup for most points, 4 firsts, 5 seconds, 4 thirds; Sara Murray, the Groves Cup for best Rich Fruit Cake; Jo Williams, The Murphy Perpetual Challenge Cup for winner of section 89 (Best Country Wine); Ben Gentry, The Glynnis Shield for winner of class 73 (Cherry Cake Novice Class) Judge: Mrs N. Wright.
Section E, Craft: Jenny Bannerman, The Goodchild Cup for best exhibit, Corrie Rutter, the Cohen Rose Bowl for best hand knitting over 4 ply, Rebecca Poynter for Best Exhibit in Classes 100-108. Judge: Mrs B. Kersey.
Section F, Photography: Sarah Mackinnon, the Darkins Cup for most points; Ben Gentry, the White Hart Cup for best exhibit; Charlotte Bennett, The Webb Rose Bowl for best exhibit in the Childrens’ classes (129,130). Judge: Mr. D. Collis.
Section G, Children's classes: Ewan James, The Mrs Legge Cup for best exhibit; Judges: Richard and Jennie Caink.
The Great Yeldham Cottage Garden Society covers Great Yeldham, Little Yeldham and Tilbury juxta Clare. Members receive discounts for outings and free entry to the next annual show. Membership for the year from October 1st is £3.00, with a reduced rate for couples of £5.00.
Matthew Chater, Show Secretary.
3 Apr 2013