The BGs Village Show on Saturday 20th September was a resounding success, with 60 individuals entering 187 entries into 32 classes – a brilliant response!
Here (left) is Wolfgang Bopp with his winning man-made cake. Helen Lamb read out the list of the winners of all the prize winners, alongside three of the four judges – Ray Broughton, Karen Hawkins and Clive Evans. The Poetry entries had been judged the night before by Tim Guilding as he was unable attend on the day. For more information on the judges, click here.
Ray was head judge and covered all the horticulture entries and children’s exhibits; Karen was the taster-in-chief of everything that had been cooked, plus the Children;s section, and Clive judged all the Arts and Crafts subjects.
All three judges then got together and judged the Scarecrows and then between them decided who should be the overall winner of the whole Show.
The list of all First Prize and Trophy Winners by class at the Beech Gardeners’ Summer Show are listed below: –
- Class 1 Single Rose – Colin Childes
- Class 2 Floribunda Rose stem – Sue Robinson
- Class 3 Three Roses – Helen Lamb
- Class 4 Single Dahlia – Margaret Claughton also awarded The Jenkins Trophy for Best Flower in Show
- Class 5 Three Dahlias – John Claughton
- Class 6 Marrow – Imogen Gate
- Class 7 Three Onions – Edward Neish
- Class 8 Four Carrots – Allen Leech also awarded the Forester Trophy for Best Produce in Show
- Class 9 Four Runner Beans – Chris Weaver
- Class 10 Three Apples – Sheila Sorby
- Class 11 Six Raspberries – Helen Lamb
- Class 12 Five Plums – Helen Lamb
- Class 13 Chutney – Elaine King, also awarded a cup for Tastiest in Show
- Class 14 Jam – Ian Gibson
- Class 15 Ladies’ Scones – Imogen Gate
- Class 16 Man-Made Cake – Wolfgang Bopp also awarded the Golden Bowl for Best in Show
- Class 17 Harvest Festival Display – Sarah Castle-Smith also awarded the Polly Chiverton Cup for Best Floral Decoration
- Class 18 Miniature Arrangement – Helen Jayalath
- Class 19 Looking Leafy – Camilla Gibson
- Class 20 Vegetable into an animal – no entries
- Class 21 Picture of a Garden – Claudia Smith
- Class 22 Toffee Apple on a Stick – William Fleming
- Class 23 Sea Shell Collage – no entries
- Class 24 Scarecrow Poem – William Flemming
Arts & crafts
- Class 25 Photography: Local Wildlife – Malcolm Harris
- Class 26 Photography: A Funny Moment on Holiday – Sarah Castle-Smith
- Class 27 Photography: View Through an Archway – David Robinson also awarded a cup for Best Arts and Crafts
- Class 28 Textiles: A View of Beech – Theresa Sharp
- Class 29 Painting – Memories of Summer – Sue Robinson
- Class 30 Hand-made from fabric or wool – Something to keep you warm in winter – Chris Weaver
- Class 31 Ode to Autumn – Sarah Castle-Smith
- Class 32 Scarecrow – Gordon & Theresa Sharp
There was a table-full of cups to be won and although they are listed above, here they are again with some photos of the recipients below –
- The Jenkins Trophy for Best Flower in Show was awarded to Margaret Claughton for her Dahlia
- The cup for Tastiest in Show was won by Elaine King for her chutney
- The cup for the Best Arts and Crafts was won by David Robinson for his photograph
- The Golden Bowl for Best in Show was won by Wolfgang Bopp for his man-made cake
- The Forester Trophy for Best Produce in Show was awarded to Allen Leech for his 4 carrots
- The Polly Chiverton Cup for the Best Floral Decoration was awarded to Sarah Castle-Smith – to her great embarrassment. However, as judge Ray Broughton pointed out, she and Helen Lamb, as organisers, had each probably entered more classes in the Show than anyone else, to encourage others to follow suit. Maybe that’s a lesson for all of us next year – if you want to win you have to enter!
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