Gallery: DODDINGTON: Bumper crop of entries for village's annual horticultural show
A BUMPER number of entries in the vegetable section of Doddington Horticultural Society s 63rd annual show helped make it a huge success. Entries this year were up by 110 to 792 across the board but it was the vegetable section which proved really popular
A BUMPER number of entries in the vegetable section of Doddington Horticultural Society's 63rd annual show helped make it a huge success.
Entries this year were up by 110 to 792 across the board but it was the vegetable section which proved really popular with all age groups.
There was a big rise in entries for the children's section with Cavalry Primary School in March submitting 80 entries.
Show secretary Lyne Green said: "The show is open to all the local schools and we would have great pleasure in seeing more young people involved in next year's show on Saturday July 24 2010.
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"We had a bumper number of entries in the vegetable section of 130, which was the highest for many years, however the fruit and flower sections were down partly due to the show being two weeks earlier than last year and partly due to the recent weather conditions."
Dr Simon Hambling of Doddington Medical Centre presented the prizes.
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The Judges were:
• Fruit and Vegetable Section - Mr & Mrs G Frost of March
• Cookery and Preserves - Mrs Jolley and Mrs Cutteridge of Doddington
• Handicrafts - Mrs L Storey of March
• Flowers - Mr J Overvorde of Doddington
• Adult Art and Children's Sections - Amanda Lawrence of West Walton
• Floral Art - Mrs Ann Purt of Wisbech
FULL LIST OF WINNERS
Trophy winners were:
• Short Family Shield for Vegetable Section - Don Hipkin.
• Best Vegetable in Section (donated by The Dack Family) - Mr Chris Savill.
• CR Clarke Annual Memorial Shield for Fruit Section - Don Hipkin.
• Don Hipkin Cup for Flower Section - Karen Watson.
• The Watson Family Cup for Best Flower in Show - Karen Watson.
• John Yorke Annual Memorial Cup for Class 38, Vase of Sweet Peas - Mrs A Hart.
• Payne Family Shield for Class 45, Hybrid Tea Rose - Karen Watson.
• Eric Mason Memorial Cup for Class 48, Bowl of Roses - P Richardson.
• Bester Annual Memorial Cup for Class 49, Best Fuchsia - Karen Watson.
• Elmore Family Shield for Floral Art Section - Sally Howard.
• Ellington/Bamford Challenge Cup for Adult Art Section - Anthea Hart.
• Home Guard Shield for Cookery and Preserves Section - Eileen Bamford.
• Best in Cookery Section donated by in the memory of Mary Jackson - Anthea Hart.
• Archer Shield for Handicrafts Section - Jane Archer.
• Emma Ellington Annual Memorial Cup for Best Needlework Article - Beryl Frances.
• Welsh Family Annual Challenge Cup for Top Girl 7 years and under - Felicity Patching.
• Boyden Family Annual Challenge Cup for Top Boy 7 years and under - Elliott Groves.
• Southon Family Annual Memorial Cup for Top Overall in 7 years and under - Elliott Groves.
• Aubrey and Doris Negus Cup for Top Girl 8 to 11 years - Tegen Knott.
• Jackson Annual Memorial Cup for Top Boy 8 to 11 years - Lewis Watson.
• Top Overall 8 to 11 years - Tegen Knott.
• Geoffrey Harper Shield for Top Girl 12-16 years - Lucy Howard.
• Top Overall 12 to 16 years - Lucy Howard.
• Bill and Olive Dickerson Shield for Adult with most points in Show - Jane Archer.
• Emmett Family Shield for child with most points in Show - Lucy Howard.
Raffle and competition winners
• The main raffle prize of �50: Sylvia Knight, of Wisbech. There were about 30 other prizes.
• Guess the birthday of the Tiger: Dr Simon Hambling.
• Cake competition: Sylvia Knight, of Wisbech.
• The sweets in a watering can: Sue Bamford of Doddington.
• Children's sweets and coke: Bethany Missin.
• String on a bottle of Brandy: Doreen Davis of Doddington.
• Name the feature: Max Graham-Cameron (Sammy Sunflower).
Each year, Garden News donates Prizes for the Top Vase. Winner (�10 voucher) was Karen Watson and runner-up (�5 voucher) was Lucy Howard.