TIMBERSCOMBE SHOW REPORT.

by Wendy Cook

Saturday, 17th August 2019
Considering the difficult growing conditions this summer and the gales and rain that prevailed on the day before the show, it was amazing that entries held up as they did. Particularly pleasing was the number of new people entering all sections of the show which bodes well for the future.
In the afternoon, Timberscombe Village Hall was full of villagers and visitors viewing the show and then digging deep into their pockets to buy produce auctioned very ably by Ken Powls. They also did their own judging to award ‘The People’s Choice’ prize.
We were grateful to have a new cup this year, donated by Harry and Sue Crawford, to be presented annually for the best sweet peas.
Thanks went to judges Mr. John Keal, Mrs Sue Crawford, Mrs Fiona Plumstead, Mrs Sally Farmer and Jamie and Lisa Waters for giving up their time and for their expertise.
Trophy winners for Best exhibits : Best in Show – Catherine Jarvis; Runner-up Best in Show – Joy Booth; Best vegetables and fruit – John Gratton; Best flowers – Catherine Jarvis; Best sweet peas – Catherine Jarvis; Best Flower Arrangement – Joy Booth; Best Cookery – Wendy Cook; Best Handicraft – Catherine Jarvis; Best Photograph – Kayleigh Campbell-Farmer; Best Child’s Exhibit – Iola Tompson; Runner-up Best Child’s Exhibit – Tehya See; Most points overall cup – Gabrielle Horrobin; People’s choice prize – Joy Booth.
Class results (in 1,2 3 order):
Vegetables and Fruit: Runner beans- G.Horrobin, J. Horrobin, J. Booth; Dwarf beans – J. Booth, C Jarvis, C Wheeler; Carrots (short) – J. Burge; Carrots (long) – J. Gratton; Potatoes (white) – J. Gratton, J. Gratton; Beetroot – M. Bennett, J. Gratton, R. Jeffrey; Rhubarb – J. Horrobin, R. Jeffrey, J. Gratton; Tomatoes (large) – R. Jeffrey, M. Bennett; Tomatoes (small) – G. Horrobin, J. Gratton, J. Gratton; Parsley – J. Gratton, J. Burge; Vase of Herbs – G. Horrobin, J. Gratton, J. Burge; Courgettes – M. Bennett, J. Burge, R. Jeffrey; Any other root vegetable – J. Gratton, J. Horrobin; Any other pod/seed vegetable – R. Jeffrey, J. Burge, R. Jeffrey; Any other leaf vegetable – J. Burge, J. Gratton, J. Burge; Any other vegetable – R. Jeffrey, R. Jeffrey, R. Jeffrey; Longest rhubarb – J. Horrobin, R. Jeffrey, J Gratton; Longest runner bean – L Webb, K Hart, K. Hart; Oddest shaped vegetable – J. Horrobin; Apples, dessert – P, Bennett, J. Gratton, R. Jeffrey; Apples, cooking – G. Horrobin, J. Horrobin, R. Jeffrey; Plums – G. Horrobin, J. Horrobin, L Webb; Soft fruit – P. Bennett, J. Gratton, M. Moncrieff; Any other fruit – R. Jeffrey.
Cut flowers: Sweet Peas – C. Jarvis, S Crawford, R. Jeffrey; 6 cut stems – C. Jarvis; Roses HT – J Burge, S. Crawford; Roses, floribunda – S. Campbell, S. Campbell; Clematis – G. Horrobin; Dahlia, pompom – C. Jarvis; Dahlia, any other variety – C. Jarvis; M. Bennett; Jenny Gratton; Pansies/ violas – C. Wheeler, C. Jarvis, C. Wheeler; Hydrangeas – G. Horrobin, J. Burge, M. Moncrieff; Best single flower in my garden – R. Burge, M. Moncrieff, R. Burge; Best single leaf in my garden – C. Wheeler, J. Horrobin, R. Burge; Best weed in my garden – J. Horrobin, L. Webb, C. Wheeler.
Pot Plants: Pelargonium/geranium: J. Burge, J. Burge; Cactus – R. Burge; Fuchsia – J. Burge; Any other pot plant – J. Burge.
Flower Arrangements : Arrangement in an unusual container – J. Burge, G. Horrobin, M Waters; Mixed foliage arrangement – G. Horrobin, M. Waters ; ‘Night Sky’ – J. Booth, G. Horrobin, M. Waters; Novice class, open – J. Willford;
Cookery: Seeded loaf – W Cook, P Bennett; Gingerbread men – M. Moncrieff, W. Cook; Plain scones – W. Cook, J. Strickland, M Moncrieff; Refrigerator cake – equal 1st W. Cook, M. Moncrieff; Fruit Cake – W. Cook, M. Waters, S. Ridd; Almondy apple cake (recipe given) – M. Moncrieff, J. Booth, W Cook; Strawberry Jam – S. Ridd; Raspberry Jam – S. Ridd; Blackcurrant jam – G. Horrobin; Any other jam – R. Burge, J. Burge; Chutney – M Moncrieff, J Strickland; Jelly preserve – J. Strickland, G. Horrobin; Marmalade – J. Horrobin; Fruit curd – M. Moncrieff, S Ridd, J. Strickland.
Handicraft: Hand/machine sewn article – P Wright; Matinee coat – C Jarvis, S Ridd, J. Smith; Child’s knitted garment – K. Walker, M Moncrieff, J Smith; Any other knitted article – C. Jarvis, L. Hay, K. Walker; Crochet item – M. Waters Worry monster (pattern supplied) W. Cook, M. Moncrieff, L. Hay; Cross stitch/tapestry – M Waters; Oil painting – H. Crawford, H. Crawford, P. Wright; Watercolour – P. Wright, S Crawford, M Waters; Picture, any other medium – H. Crawford, H. Crawford, M Waters; Limerick – K Hart, J. Horrobin, W. Cook; Homemade ‘thinking of you’ card – M Waters, M Waters; Poster for 2020 – L Webb; any other handicraft – P. Price.
Photographs: Winter wonderland – A. Stamford, G. Horrobin, J Campbell-Farmer; The Enthusiast – G Horrobin, L. Webb, A Stamford; It’s a Pet’s Life – K Campbell-Farmer,S Campbell, L Webb; Any Old Iron (Black and white) – M Bennett, J Booth, G Horrobin; Fruit and Veg – L Webb, G Horrobin, G Horrobin.
Children’s Classes: Preschool: Beach collage – H Melrose, S Willford, A Gillard. Age 5 – 9: Butterflies – T. See, L Watkins, E Orpin; The Water Cycle – I. Tompson, D Harris, equal 3rd: K Watson, R Bryant; Popcorn Cookies – M Tayler. Age 10 – 16: Decorated Flower pot: R. Burge, H Tayler; Any other handicraft – R. Gibbard.

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