A record £4,730 was raised at the Village Fete, held at Moreton House on
Saturday July 9. The Produce Show also saw a good selection of entries,
with some particularly colourful bunting from Caroline Annets voted
best by visitors to the show tent.
Sally Dugan writes: Alcohol
– in the form of Gilbert Talbot’s legendary G and Ts – has always been a key
part of the Produce Show tradition. However, this year saw a new threat to our
ability to stand upright: the many amber and damson-coloured bottles of nectar
entered in the alcoholic fruit drink class.
when we planned the schedule, we had decided we couldn’t ask our judges to
tackle this, so voted to reach a decision by consensus. We had reckoned without
the enthusiasm of Brightwell-cum-Sotwell’s many home brewers…However, it’s the
kind of problem we’re happy to cope with!
offer for the first time was a new flower-arranging trophy – a silver salver
kindly given by Cynthia Hurley in memory of Win Glendenning. We hope this will
encourage more entries in these classes. Cynthia is pictured – along with Produce Show chairman Paul Chilton – with a selection of trophies.
was the last show for our flower arranging and produce judges, Iris and Les
Novell, who are taking a well-earned retirement. We are really grateful to them
– and to all those who give so generously of their time each year.
The Swan Allotments Cup for the best-kept allotment: Chris Drewitt.
The Talbot Cup for most points in show: John Rodda
The Talbot Rose Bowl: Margaret Smith for her yellow rose, ‘Golden
The Win Glendenning Memorial
Salver for Flower Arranging: Sally Dugan
The Joan Sheard cup, for the best under-16 entry in an adult class:
Beatrice Marshall, aged 5.
Junior Trophies: Amelia Butterfield (9-12 year olds) and Isabelle Peach
(5-8 year olds