CHEDDON FITZPAINE FLOWER SHOW
I usually start my write up with the odd moan and groan about the weather, growing conditions for the produce or the heat those have had to endure whilst cooking but this year was so kind in all respects giving the show a most wonderful successful day. Personally my day didn’t start so well as at 7.30 on my way to the hall loaded with my exhibits going very carefully met a police van with blue lights flashing in a narrow lane where I never realised two vehicles could pass but we did much to the detriment of my gooseberries and a couple of my vases though I managed to rearrange my gooseberries. The men folk worked hard lumping around tables and chairs putting up the bunting and gazebos setting up the coconut shy the lawn skittles and all those behind the scenes jobs without whom we couldn’t manage while the judges did there bit, cake’s made for the teas thanks ladies, so many people to thank for there time and effort in keeping the show going you know who you all are so thank you also to our recently ordained Reverend Tracey Hallett for running the lawn skittles new to the job but very efficient. With the hall grounds and surrounding Hestercombe grounds pretty much tidied up and complete we were able having missed a year to have a small but very successful fun dog show which was very well attended run by Jo from paws4teaching hopefully to be repeated next year. Entries were good on a par with last year up in some areas especially the handicrafts and cooking thanks all those Baking programs but down on the children’s entries get off those iPads and get creative next year please. The sun shone all afternoon which allowed everyone to enjoy the outside activities and browse around the stalls, plants, bric a brac, tombola and others and then just sit with a cream tea and enjoy catching up with friends and neighbours whom they maybe have not seen since the July show last year it’s just such a great atmosphere. So to the results.
Vegetables points Peter Musgrave, best exhibit veg and fruit Mary Read, Flowers points Kathy Musgrave, best exhibit cut flowers Kathy Musgrave, best pot plant Lin Keitch, Floral Art points Lin Keitch, Fruit points Kathy Musgrave, Domestic points preserves Shaun Rolls, points baking Shaun Rolls, best exhibit domestic Shaun Rolls and Emily Nash, men only cake Robert Board, children under 8 years points Emily Hoddinott, best exhibit Emily Hoddinott, children 8 to 12 years points Sullivan Cornwall, best exhibit Ella Rowlands, Handicrafts points Pat Walker, Cheddon Fitzpaine School entries best exhibit boy Jack Drayton, girl Patricia Maysakay, most points by Male exhibitor Shaun Rolls, novelty class flower show disaster Ron Burnett very wonky parsnip, heaviest crop pot grown potato Ron Burnett, Best Exhibit overall in show Bernard Reed with his very good specimen beetroot chosen by Reverend Jim Cox.
Kathy Musgrave Show Secretary
30 July 2019