More than 800 entries contest Doddington Horticultural Society’s 65th annual show

A FENLAND hall was filled with fresh produce at the weekend as Doddington Horticultural Society’s 65th annual show attracted more than 800 entries.

Competition was fierce in all of the show’s sections with 836 entries submitted - 16 more than last year. The children’s section drew a staggering 306 entries.

Frank Payne, former secretary and treasurer of the committee, presented a host of prizes to those who had impressed the judges with their cooking, handicraft and gardening skills.

Jane Archer won the Bill and Olive Dickerson Shield for the adult with the most points in the show, while Lucy Howard claimed the Emmett Family Shield for the child with the most points.

The main raffle prize of �50 was won by Jackie Yarker, with around 30 other prizes dished out. Refreshments were served, an auction was held and a tombola stall was donated by the committee.

The society thanked all of those who helped stage the successful show.

Trophy winners:

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Short Family Shield for Vegetable Section: Michael Spiers.

Best Vegetable in Section donated by The Dack Family and won by Michael Spiers for Onions from seed.

C.R Clarke Annual Memorial Shield for Fruit Section: C. Savill.

Don Hipkin Cup for Flower Section: Sally Cross.

The Watson Family Cup for Best Flower in Show: Sandra Stafford with a Standard Fuchsia.

John Yorke Annual Memorial Cup for Class 38: Vase of Sweet Peas – Mr G. Greenwood, of Benwick.

Payne Family Shield for Class 45: Hybrid Tea Rose - Karen Watson

Eric Mason Memorial Cup for Class 48: Bowl of Roses - K. Watson

Bester Annual Memorial Cup for Class 49: Best Fuchsia - Sally Cross

Elmore Family Shield for Floral Art Section: Sally Cross

Ellington/Bamford Challenge Cup for Adult Art Section: Jane Archer

Home Guard Shield for Cookery and Preserves Section: Eileen Bamford

Best in Cookery Section donated in the memory of Mary Jackson: Eileen Bamford

Archer Shield for Handicrafts Section: Jane Archer

Emma Ellington Annual Memorial Cup for Best Needlework Article: Anthea Hart

Primrose Cup (Welsh Family Annual Challenge Cup) for Top Girl 7 years and under: Felicity Patching

Boyden Family Annual Challenge Cup for Top Boy 7 years and under: Sam Graham-Cameron

Southon Family Annual Memorial Cup for Top Overall in 7 years and under: Felicity Patching

Aubrey and Doris Negus Cup for Top Girl 8 to 11 years: Charlotte Palmer

Jackson Annual Memorial Cup for Top Boy 8 to 11 years: Elliott Groves

Fenland Citizen Cup for Top Overall 8 to 11 years: Elliott Groves

Geoffrey Harper Shield for Top Girl 12 to 16 years: Lucy Howard

Edwards Shield for Top Boy 12 to 16 years: Lewis Watson

Fenland Citizen Cup for Top Overall 12 to 16 years: Lucy Howard

Irene Short Memorial Cup for Best Plate of Home Grown Vegetables in Children’s Sections: Max Graham-Cameron:

Bill and Olive Dickerson Shield for Adult with most points in show: Jane Archer

Emmett Family Shield for child with most points in show: Lucy Howard.

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