UMBERLEIGH GARDEN SHOW
The 97th Umberleigh Garden Show held on 4 August 2018 was a great success, reports Show Secretary David Hawkings.
In the Garden Show (supported by Winson Fuels) there were more than five hundred entries across six categories, ranging from fruit, vegetables and flowers to photography. In the Children’s section, more than forty pupils from Umberleigh Academy submitted entries. The village hall was packed with visitors admiring the exhibits of produce and crafts. Despite the long spell of dry weather, the judges described the produce entries as being of a “very high standard”.
Outside, the crowds enjoyed a wide range of trade stands, children’s activities, and traditional games such as Coconut Shy and “Splat the Rat” and Umberleigh’s famous “Human Fruit Machine”, as well as enjoying cream teas in the warm sunshine. Music was provided by the smooth jazz outfit the O.N.O. Band. Unfortunately, on advice from the Kennel Club judge, the Dog Show was cancelled due to the forecast hot weather.
The Trophy winners were:
Vegetables and Fruit
Committee Cup: G. Willmetts; John Andrew Cup: Brian Huxtable;
Huntingdon Bowl: Angee Cook; Les Barrow Cup: Roger Keen;
Gifford Memorial Trophy : Brian Huxtable; Ernest Clatworthy Cup : G.Willmets;
Ashelford Shield : Brian Huxtable; Top Tray : G. Willmetts ;
Murch Brothers Cup: Brian Huxtable; W. Murch Memorial Rose Bowl: Ivan Huxtable;
Top Vase : Brian Huxtable
Overall: Vegetables, Fruit and Flowers
Andrew Alford Cup: Brian Huxtable;
Umberleigh Ladies Cup: Margaret Alford
Crafts and Floral Arts
Craft Cup : Marian Williams; Seage MemorialTrophy: Sandra McCreadie;
Huxtable-Selly Cup : Sandra McCreadie;
Photography Cup: Paula Alford; The Bradley Plate : Steve Cooper
Noel Branch Cup: Ruby Charlemagne;
Marianne Cup: Ruby Charlemagne;
The Chronicle Cup: Molly Murch;
Brian Huxtable Prize: Jack Andrew
Weeks Cup: Shared by Molly Murch and Jack Andrew
‘The continuing success of the Umberleigh Garden Show lies in the tireless support from many local people who give freely of their time and talents to create this great local event’ added David Hawkings.
Umberleigh Village Hall
Umberleigh, Devon, EX37 9AB
Tel: 01769 540644