A blooming good show

Multiple winner Flora Dickinson with her best stand of leeks. She also won heaviest onion and most points in the flower section, as well as the Stan Dickinson Memorial Trophy, named after her late husband, for best stand of dahlias.
Multiple winner Flora Dickinson with her best stand of leeks. She also won heaviest onion and most points in the flower section, as well as the Stan Dickinson Memorial Trophy, named after her late husband, for best stand of dahlias.

ORGANISERS have hailed one of the best ever Ellington Horticultural Shows.

Entries were up for many sections in the annual event, which was held at Ellington Social Welfare Centre last weekend, and the standard also improved on the excellent displays from previous years.

Show entrants and judges were not the only ones casting their eyes over the vast array of produce, with many visitors also calling in on Saturday night and Sunday.

As usual, the event ended with a trophy presentation, auction and dance.

Chairman Jack Boaden, who took home the prize for Most Points in Show, said: “It was exceptional this year, it was a really good show.

“There were lots of vegetables in particular and it is getting a hard show to win.

“It was one of the best shows we have had. We thought last year was a good year, but they have gone over the top this year and everybody said how good it was.

“There were quite a lot of visitors who came in and we did well with the auction.”

Results

Vegetables. Collection of three veg: 1 N Taylor; 2 I Patterson; 3 J Boaden. Three pot leeks: 1 F Dickinson; 2 C Anderson; 3 N Taylor. Two blanch leeks: 1 F Dickinson; 2 D Brown; 3 W Murray. Two onions, dressed: 1 K Lewins; 2 J Bell; 3 J Snowdon. Two cauliflowers: 1 I Robson; 2 J Boaden; 3 D Brown. Two head of celery: 1 D Brown. Two long carrots: 1 I Patterson; 2 D Brown; 3 C Moody. Two parsnips: 1 J Boaden; 2 N Taylor; 3 C Moody. Two onion sets, as grown: 1 N Taylor; 2 C Moody; 3 J Beattie. Two cucumbers: 1 D Herbert; 2 I Patterson; 3 D Congo. Six tomatoes: 1 W Calder; 2 J Dickinson; 3 N Taylor. Four kidney potatoes: 1 J Boaden; 2 D Herbert; 3 I Robson. Four round potatoes: 1 J Boaden; 2 C Moody; 3 W Calder. Two heads of beetroot: 1 J Boaden; 2 J Beattie; 3 D Beattie. Six shallots: 1 C Moody; 2 J Boaden; 3 S Robinson. Six broad beans: 1 S Robinson; 2 J Dickinson; 3 D Congo. Six runner beans: 1 C Moody; 2 S Robinson; 3 D Herbert. Six peas: 1 D Nicholson; 2 M Baston; 3 S Robinson. Two stump carrots: 1 I Patterson; 2 J Boaden; 3 I Robson. Two turnips, summer: 1 I Robson; 2 S Robinson; 3 W Murray. Two turnips, winter: 1 D Beattie; 2 K Lewins; 3 J Riley. One vegetable marrow: 1 I Robson; 2 D Wallace; 3 C Anderson. One tray assorted veg: 1 S Robinson; 2 J Boaden; 3 W Calder; Heaviest onion: 1 F Dickinson; 2 M Baston; 3 I Patterson. Best shallot: C Moody. Best onion: K Lewins. Best pot leek: N Taylor. Best Exhibit in Vegetable Section: I Patterson.

Flowers. Three dahlias, large/medium: 1 W Murray. Five dahlias, small/mini: 1 F Dickinson; 2 W Murray. Three dahlias, large/medium, cactus: 1 W Murray; 2 C Moody; 3 J Boaden. Four dahlias, small, pompom: 1 F Dickinson; 2 M Spencer; 3 W Murray. Five dahlias, small, cactus: 1 F Dickinson; 2 W Murray; 3 C Moody. Twelve dahlias in vase: 1 F Dickinson; 2 C Moody; 3 W Murray. Three chrysanths, incurve: 1 J Dickinson; 2 I Patterson. Three chrysanths, reflex: 1 J Dickinson; 2 I Patterson. Two gladiola, large: 1 J Boaden; 2 D Congo. One gladiola, mini prim: 1 J Boaden; Twelve stems sweet peas: 1 I Patterson; 2 D Congo; 3 D Herbert. Two vases sweet peas: 1 I Patterson; 2 D Herbert; 3 D Congo. Three roses: 1 M Spencer; 2 I Patterson; 3 F Dickinson. One spray floribunda rose: 1 J Boaden; 2 M Spencer; 3 F Dickinson. Six roses in vase: 1 M Spencer. Three carnations: 1 J Dickinson; 2 I Patterson; 3 J Davison. Three asters: 1 F Dickinson; 2 P Cuthbertson. Vase of flowers: 1 D Herbert; 2 D Congo; 3 J Boaden. Gent’s buttonhole: 1 J Dickinson; 2 M Spencer; 3 D Herbert. Lady’s spray: 1 F Dickinson; 2 J Dickinson; 3 J Davison.

Floral art. 1 M Baston; 2 L Patterson; 3 M Hallowell; 4 G Weddell.

Pot plants. Pot plant, foliage: 1 J Davison; 2 M Spencer. Pot plant, blooms: 1 M Spencer; 2 D Congo; 3 I Patterson.

Children’s Section. Vase flowers, five to eight years: 1 J Beattie. Vase flowers, nine to 12 years: 1 D Beattie; 2 J Daley. Vase flowers, 13 to 16 years: 1 C Cuthbertson. Novelty, five to eight years: 1 J Beattie. Novelty, nine to 12 years: 1 D Snowdon; 2 D Beattie. Novelty, 13 to 16 years: 1 C Cuthbertson. Picture, five to eight years: 1 J Beattie. Picture nine to 12 years: 1 J Daley; 2 O Beattie; 3 A Percival. Picture, 13 to 16 years: 1 C Cuthbertson. Writing, five to eight years: 1 J Beattie. Writing, nine to 12 years: 1 D Beattie; 2 J Daley.

Home produce. White loaf: 1 K Dickinson; 2 P Cuthbertson; 3 M Hollamby. Brown loaf: 1 M Hollamby; 2 P Cuthbertson; 3 K Dickinson. Teacake: 1 M Hollamby; 2 K Dickinson; 3 D Snowdon. Fruitcake: 1 K Dickinson; 2 I Robson; 3 M Hollamby. Novelty cake: 1 M Hollamby; 2 K Dickinson. Sandwich cake, decorated: 1 K Dickinson; 2 M Hollamby. Sandwich cake, plain: 1 J Dickinson; 2 D Snowdon; 3 I Robson. Rice cake: 1 K Dickinson; 2 M Hollamby; 3 D Snowdon. Gingerbread: 1 M Hollamby; 2 H Tait; 3 J Riley. Six biscuits, plain: 1 D Snowdon; 2 J Brown; 3 I Robson. Six biscuits, decorated: 1 M Hollamby; 2 D Snowdon; 3 K Dickinson. Four oven scones: 1 D Snowdon; 2 E Tuck; 3 H Tait. Four girdle scones: 1 M Hollamby; 2 D Snowdon; 3 J Brown. Apple tart: 1 E Tuck; 2 J Dickinson; 3 M Hollamby. Jar of jam/jelly/curd: 1 S Robinson; 2 D Brown; 3 M Hollamby. Jar of marmalade: 1 G Weddell; 2 M Hollamby; 3 I Robson. Jar of chutney: 1 D Brown; 2 D Snowdon; 3 M Baston.

Industrial. Embroidered article: 1 L Fail. Baby’s hand knit article: 1 H Tait; 2 L Fail; 3 J Davison. Hand knit article: 1 L Fail; 2 J Riley; 3 J Dickinson. Cotton crochet article: 1 L Fail. Wool crochet article: 1 L Fail. Handmade tea cosy: 1 L Fail; 2 I Patterson; 3 J Riley. Handmade soft toy: 1 L Fail.

Arts. 1 J Riley; 2 D Nicholson; 3 C Anderson.

Crafts. 1 D Nicholson; 2 W Calder; 3 L Fail.

Ellington Flower Club Section, floral art. 1 L Patterson.

Most points in Vegetable Section, T Gibson Memorial Trophy: J Boaden. Most points in Flower Section, Institute Cup: F Dickinson. Floral Art, Joan Burns Trophy: M Baston. Floral Art, Mrs M Allison Cup: L Patterson. Most points in Children’s Section, Mr R Strachen Challenge Cup: J Beattie. Home Produce, Ivy Howie Rose Bowl: M Hollamby. Most points in Show, Mr M McSparron Cup: J Boaden. Industrial Section: L Fail. Best stand of Leeks, Bill Calder Cup: F Dickinson. Heaviest Onion, Stan Elliott Cup: F Dickinson. Best stand of Dahlias, Stan Dickinson Memorial Trophy: F Dickinson.