The BGs’ first ever Summer Show was a rip-roaring success and the Hall was crowded with entries and their entrants from 9.0 am until judging started at 10.30 am.
The were beautiful roses – surprising after the dreadful storm we had right overhead a couple of nights before. There were magnificent Dahlias as you can see above right. There were amazing Harvest Festival arrangements, Autumn leaves and miniature arrangements.
There was produce galore from onions of all colours and hues, carrots of all shapes and sizes, marrows, runner beans lying nice and straight side-by-side on the left.
On the Jams and chutneys table there was a magnificent selection to choose from and the judges must have had a good time sampling them. There were scones from the ladies and man-made cakes from their men – below right.
There were some fruit classes – apples, plums and raspberries – as you can see below left
The apples on the right made a very colourful display and the textile table was full of talent with amazing knitting, weaving, and crocheting, all designed to keep one warm in winter – the judge found it very difficult to decide the winner. There was an amazing collage-type picture of “A View of Beech” which won first prize all on its own.
In one corner of the hall was an amazing display of photographs. There were 3 categories, “Local Wildlife,” “A funny moment on our Holiday” and a “View through an archway” – these classes were terrifically well-supported and the judge found it so difficult to decide.
The Children’s section was well-supported with a toffee apple on a stick and some lovely pictures of gardens. There was also a scarecrow competition which had three very talented entries. There were some wonderful poems in the corner of the room and there was a display of paintings depicting “Memories of Summer along one side of the hall.
Refreshments were served – scrumptious cakes and tarts along with tea and coffee and there were plants and seeds on sale outside the front doors.
Check back soon for lots more photographs of the event, including the prize giving when cups and other trophies were handed out by the Head Judge Mr Ray Broughton.
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