Well, what a great show we had this year. A massive “thank you” to everyone – you turned out in your hundreds and made all the hard work and angst worthwhile. And thank goodness for lovely weather – such a huge contrast with last year’s miserable showing of a day!
Fine weather also meant all the stall-holders and entertainers turned up as booked, so there was loads to see and do for everyone. All the feedback we have had, has been fantastic. We have also had various suggestions and learnt a great deal from the process, so next year should be even better!!
Of course, the main business of the show was carried out in the morning, before the show opened at 1pm, that is, all the judging of the fruit, veg, flowers, eggs, cookery, drinks and arts classes as well as all the different junior classes. We were delighted to see the entries rise significantly this year, compared with last year, which is one of the goals we had set for ourselves. The standards, as usual, were very high and we congratulate all our winners (listed below). In particular, we should mention Clover Holland, who walked away with the RHS’s Banksian Medal, awarded to the person with the most points in the fruit, veg and flower classes (apart from the floral decoration classes). Well done Clover, you definitely deserved this accolade.
It was also a great pleasure to welcome Cllr Cherry Beath, Chair of Bath and North East Somerset Council. She made a most appropriate substitute for our own Cllr Neil Butters, who was unable to attend on this occasion. We hope she enjoyed awarding all the cups and shields to the winners.
Awards and Cups 2017:
Sue Rodford Cup Emelia Cross
St Julian’s Cup Nora Kotchie, Tilly Burton and Tacit Burton
Combe Hay Cup Heather Voutt
Sarah Moore Trophy Sally Stilman
Late Joan Rittner Cup Jodie Davies
Ted Welch Memorial Cup Katie Millar
Farmers Cup Janet Plater
Wellow Newcomer Ian Harris
Patrick Harvey Memorial Salver Hugh Prentice and Jill Lambert
Wellow and District Challenge Cup Clover Holland
Banksian Medal Clover Holland