It’s not often that you get to see Batman and Superman side by side, but
superheroes appear in the least likely of places – even the scarecrow
competition of the Village Fete.
Judging was by popular vote, with Alison Bloomfield’s Worzel Gummidge
figure taking first place. Brightwell School’s Gardening Club entry –
which had forks instead of hands – came a very close second.
This year there was particularly fierce competition for the Talbot Cup,
awarded for the most points in the show. Alec McGivan won the trophy for
the first time with an impressive spread of 27 entries across all the
Thanks to the support of Allsorts Pre-School and Brightwell School, we
had a good spread of entries in the younger age groups. However, we had
very few for the 9-12-year olds. As always, if we are coming up with the
wrong ideas, please let us know.
1. A Scarecrow (Judged by popular vote)
Winner: Alison Bloomfield.
Runner-up: Brightwell School Gardening Club.
Flower Arranging. Judge: Iris Novell.
2.A miniature arrangement. 1..Janita Clamp 2.Win Glendenning 3.Tony Debney.
3. An arrangement of any five blooms, plus foliage. 1.Olive Sutcliffe 2. Win Glendenning 3. Malcolm Sutcliffe.
4. A bowl of floating flowers. 1. Sue Booth 2. Josephine Butterfield 3. Josephine Butterfield.
5. An arrangement of garden flowers. 1. Olive Sutcliffe 2. Win Glendenning 3. Karen Mason.
6. Men Only Arrangement in an unusual container. 1. James Davys 2. John Rodda 3. Paul Chilton.
Flowers and Vegetables. Judges: Les Novell and Albert Reed.
7. A Vase of Cottage Garden Favourites . 1. Josephine Butterfield 2. Janita Clamp 3. Paul Chilton.
8. A rose, Hybrid Tea. 1. Paul Chilton 2. James Davys 3. Madeline Sanger.
9. A rose, multi-headed. 1. Paul Chilton 2. James Davys 3. Jenny Dobbin.
10. Three stems flowering shrub, not rose. 1. Josephine Butterfield 2. St Agatha’s Church 3. James Davys.
11. Potted plant, flowering or foliage. 1. Tony Debney 2. Roy Thorpe 3. Helena Varley.
12. Dish of soft fruit of one kind. 1.Alec McGivan 2.Alec McGivan 3. Tony Debney.
13. 3 sticks of rhubarb, trimmed. 1. Karen Mason 2. Karen Mason 3. David & Sally Dugan.
14. Box of vegetables – 3 varieties. 1.John Rodda 2. Paul Chilton 3. Jenny Dobbin.
15. Box of salad vegetables. 1.John Bloomfield 2. Tony Debney 3. Garry McCracken.
16. 3 courgettes. 1.John Rodda 2. Tony Debney 3. John Sheard.
17. 6 potatoes. 1. Paul Chilton 2. John Rodda 3. Alec McGivan.
18. 6 pods broad beans. 1. John Rodda 2. Tony Debney 3. John Sheard.
19. 4 named herbs.1. John Rodda 2. Jill Brooks 3. Janita Clamp.
20. Pick of the crop: one vegetable and one flower. 1. Tony Debney 2. John Rodda 3. Malcolm Sutcliffe.
Cookery. Judge: Mrs Jean Calvin Thomas
21.A jar of chilli pepper jelly. 1.Tony Debney 2.Alec McGivan 3.Jill Brooks.
22. A jar of any jam. 1.Alison Bloomfield 2.Karen Mason 3.Monica Sheard.
23. A loaf of bread, brown or white. 1. Olive Sutcliffe 2. Alec McGivan.
24. Men Only Pizza. 1.Alec McGivan.
25.Ladies Only: Swiss Roll. 1.Jenny Green 2. Karen Mason 3. Janita Clamp.
Photography. Judge: Kevin McCarthy
26. ‘A Village Activity.’ 1. Matt Booth 2. Jill Brooks 3. Karen Mason.
27. Wildlife in Brightwell-cum-Sotwell. 1.Karen Mason 2. Alec McGivan 3.Matt Booth.
28. ‘Getting fit’. 1.Alec McGivan 2.Josephine Butterfield 3.Alec McGivan.
29. ‘Make us smile’. Amusing, with caption. 1.Tony Debney 2.Alec McGivan 3. Fred Clamp-Gray.
Junior Section. Judge: Pat Owen
9-12 year olds
30. A poster to encourage people to waste less. 1.Amelia Butterfield 2. Amelia Butterfield.
31. Photograph: ‘My family and other animals’. 1.Amelia Butterfield.
32. ‘What I would like to see in the village shop’. 1.Amelia Butterfield.
5-8 year olds
33. A container made from recycled material. 1.Georgia Wornham 2.Louis Wornham 3.Isobel Mason.
34. Miniature garden on a plate. 1.Lizzie Bloomfield 2.Georgia Wornham 3. Louis Wornham.
35. ‘What I would like to see in the village shop’. 1.Isobel Mason 2.Benji Davys 3. Louis Wornham.
36. A picture using hand and/or footprints. 1.Ava Gordon 2. Josiah Mason 3. Eve (Allsorts)
37. A collage in a fish shape. 1.Clara (Allsorts) 2. Albert Glendinnning 3. Lilian Allum
38. A playdough model. 1. Josiah Mason 2. Samuel McMillan 3.Ava Gordon.
Talbot Cup – Alec McGivan. Runner up: Tony Debney
Talbot Rose Bowl – Paul Chilton
Joan Sheard Cup (best under-16 entry in an adult class)– Will Clamp-Gray
Juniors ( 9-12) – Amelia Butterfield
Junior ( 5-8) – Louis Wornham
Environment Group Trophy (best exhibit in class 30) - Amelia Butterfield
Swan Allotments Cup – Chris Drewitt