Saturday the 5th September saw the third annual Lindridge Autumn Show. The day began at nine o’clock with everyone bringing their entries for the various classes and by eleven we had an impressive display. The Hall looked and smelt wonderful with the displays of flowers, fruit and vegetables not forgetting the entries for the cookery section; mouthwatering cakes, jewel like jams and cordials, pies and biscuits. The children’s section was also well supported to include the most beautiful polished red onion I have ever seen!
The judges Mavis and Suzanne got to work at eleven o’clock carefully examining and sampling and by twelve thirty the decisions had been made, rosettes had been awarded and we had an overall winner. The Best in Show was awarded to Lynne Whitehouse for her stunning display of greenhouse vegetables. Lynne was presented with the new ‘Betty Andersson Cup’ and congratulated by Betty herself. The name for the Cup was decided as Betty has been the inspiration and driving force behind the Autumn Show.
At the same time in the marquee Hilary was cooking delicious burgers and sausages on the BBQ while lovely Hannah sang and played her guitar, and Vickie served tea, coffee and cakes on behalf of the Toddler Group. Thank you also to Eardiston Country Club for opening up to serve alcoholic drinks. We had a Bouncy Castle and Candyfloss for the children and Julia did a marvellous job selling raffle tickets.
The afternoon became warm and sunny and when everyone had toasted their success the majority of the entries were auctioned off. It was a lovely gentle village day and a big thank you must go to everyone who worked hard to organise the day, not least, Ros, Janet and Pauline and an even bigger thank you to all of you who took part, we couldn’t have done it without you.
List of Prize winners
|A container of herbs||Lynne Whitehouse|
|Collection of 5 root vegetables||John Caldwell|
|Greenhouse vegetables||Lynne Whitehouse|
|Collection of tomatoes||John Briggs|
|Funniest vegetable||Chris Bestall|
|Container of mixed vegetables judged by presentation||Genny Sandon|
|5 Cooking apples||John Briggs|
|Plate of soft fruit||John Caldwell|
|Plate of stone fruit||Tom Gillespie|
|Container of mixed fruit||Lynne Whitehouse|
|Vase of sweet peas||Dianne Smith|
|Single Rose in a vase||Julia Cooper|
|3 Dahlia Blooms||Lynne Whitehouse|
|A vase of mixed garden flowers||Julia Cooper|
|Sunflower display||Lynne Whitehouse|
|A jar of jam||Liz Dove|
|A jar of jelly||Dianne Smith|
|Jar of chutney||Polly Gillespie|
|Box of 6 eggs||Lindsey Swift|
|Homemade wine or cordial||Isobel Teague|
|A plate of six scones||Liz Dove|
|Plate of six biscuits||Polly Gillespie|
|Victoria Sponge||Liz Dove|
|Fruit pie||Liz Dove|
|Decorative flowerpot||Hebe Swift|
|Plate of 4 fairy cakes||Cara Gillespie|
|4 decorative biscuits||Patrick Teague|
|Vegetables of any kind grown by yourself||Wilf Swift|
|A drawn picture of my house||Hebe and Wilf Swift|
|Decorative arrangement with either garden/hedgerow flowers||Lindridge Toddler Group|
Some pictures from the show
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