Youngsters star at Doddington Horticultural Society’s 66th annual show
DODDINGTON Village Hall was filled with vegetables, flowers and artwork on Saturday as more than 840 entries flooded in for the horticultural show.
Doddington Horticultural Society’s 66th annual event drew five more entries than last year - with the children’s section particularly competitive.
NE Cambs MP Steve Barclay presented prizes to the winners in categories including vegetables, fruit, flowers, handicrafts and cookery and preserves.
Home-made cakes were enjoyed and the main raffle prize of �50 was won by Jane Archer, while Nicola Duncan-Finn won the gardening hamper.
The society’s committee thanked Jane Groves and her guides, the Howard family, Sue and Chris Savill, Maureen Kitto, Danny Morrissey, Raymond Mason and Dick Thatcher for their help at the show.
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Lyne Green, from the committee, said: “We would also like to say that due to the loss of a dear friend and committee member, Nick Archer, we had to manage the auction as best we could. He is sadly missed.”
The big winners on the day were Eileen Bamford, who won the Bill and Olive Dickerson Shield for the adult with most points in the show, and Felicity Patching, who took the Emmett Family Shield for the child with the most points.
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Also triumphant were Doreen Davis, in the needlework and handicraft sections, Sue Finn, in the flower section, and Michael Spiers who took the best vegetable prize with his exceptionally long runner beans.
Short Family Shield for Vegetable Section - Michael Spiers
Best Vegetable in Section donated by The Dack Family - Michael Spiers
CR Clarke Annual Memorial Shield for Fruit Section – C. Savill
Don Hipkin Cup for Flower Section – Sue Finn
The Watson Family Cup for Best Flower in Show - Karen Watson.
John Yorke Annual Memorial Cup for Class 38, Vase of Sweet Peas – Margaret Billimore
Payne Family Shield for Class 45, Hybrid Tea Rose – Geoffrey Clarke
Eric Mason Memorial Cup for Class 48, Bowl of Roses – K. Watson
Bester Annual Memorial Cup for Class 49, Best Fuchsia – Roy Davis
Elmore Family Shield for Floral Art Section – Lucy Howard
Ellington/Bamford Challenge Cup for Adult Art Section – Debra Brace
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 – Doreen Davis
Emma Ellington Annual Memorial Cup for Best Needlework Article – Doreen Davis
Primrose Cup (Welsh Family Annual Challenge Cup) for Top Girl 7 years and under – Kaitlin Holland
Boyden Family Annual Challenge Cup for Top Boy 7 years and under – Elliott Patching
Southon Family Annual Memorial Cup for Top Overall in 7 years and under – Kaitlin Holland
Aubrey and Doris Negus Cup for Top Girl 8 to 11 years – Felicity Patching
Jackson Annual Memorial Cup for Top Boy 8 to 11 years - Elliott Groves
Fenland Citizen Cup for Top Overall 8 to 11 years – Felicity Patching
Geoffrey Harper Shield for Top Girl 12 to 16 years – Maddy Vallance
Edwards Shield for Top Boy 12 to 16 years – Lewis Watson
Fenland Citizen Cup for Top Overall 12 to 16 years – Maddy Vallance
Irene Short Memorial Cup for Best Vegetable Sculpture in Children’s Sections - Elliott Patching
Bill and Olive Dickerson Shield for Adult with most points in show – Eileen Bamford: Emmett Family Shield for Child with most points in show – Felicity Patching.