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Exhibitors were queuing up to present their produce at Mitford Village Show.

The 28th annual event took place at Mitford Village Hall on Saturday, with strong entries in the various classes.

Prize winning dahlia, Mitford Open Village Show on Saturday. Picture by Chris Mellow

Prize winning dahlia, Mitford Open Village Show on Saturday. Picture by Chris Mellow

Visitors flocked to the show all afternoon, and the weather stayed fine throughout.

Herald gardening expert Tom Pattinson and his wife Judy were on hand to judge the vegetable and flower classes, while regular show supporter Peter Addison led the successful auction of produce.

Show Chairman Brian Talkes said: “The show went very well indeed.

“We had a lovely day for it and we had entrants coming in from early in the day. Even at 8.30am people were queuing up, and some people arrived before 8 o’clock.

“All categories were very well represented, with some fantastic quality exhibits in vegetables, flowers, bakery and the handicrafts. The children’s entries were also of a very high standard. Abbeyfields First School is our local school and it organises lots of children’s entries, which really boosts the number.

“The number of entries generally was marginally down, particularly in the photographic section. We had some rather challenging titles for the photographs this year so they may have been a bit too challenging, but one of them was the title of a book and that was very well supported. It really tested people’s ingenuity and meant they couldn’t just dig out some old snapshots.

“It was a really happy atmosphere. A lot of people came along for tea and cakes and a catch-up with friends.”

RESULTS

WINNERS

Overall winner, Preserves: (joint) V Filer and B Talkes; Bakery: I Bruce; Handicrafts: W Talkes; Photograph: G Fenwick.

Best In Show, Vegetables: B Butcher; Flowers: E Evans; Bakery: C Towns; Handicrafts: V Filer; Photograph: C Mellows.

Most Points Overall, Vegetables, Green Salver: M Bradley; Flowers, T.Marshall Rose Bowl: E Evans; Veg/Flowers, Heighley Gate Challenge Trophy: E Evans; Dahlia, Chris Robson Cup: E Evans; Industrial Shield: V Filer; Bruce Cup (winner of class with most entries, industrial): I Bruce.

Most Points Overall, seven and under, J.W.Gebhard Shield: Freddie Adamson; eight to 14 years, J.W.Gebhard Trophy: N Priestley-Leach.

Gardens, Mitford Cup: Mr and Mrs Shallcross, 2 J Hill, 3 Mr and Mrs Towns.

Best Container Display, Allender Salver: M Robson, 2 J Norcross, 3 C Robson.

VEGETABLES

Trug of vegetables: 1 B Butcher, 2 C Neve; three potatoes, white: 1, 2 and 3 B Butcher; three potatoes, coloured: 1 and 2 B Butcher, 3 C Neve; two carrots, long: 1, 2 and 3 M Bradley; two parsnips: 1, 2 and 3 M Bradley; two carrots, stump rooted: 1, 2 and 3 M Bradley; vegetable marrow: 1 M Bradley, 2 and 3 E Evans; six broad beans: 1 and 2 B Butcher; six peas: 1 C Neve, 2 B Laverick, 3 G Fenwick; three beetroot: 1 B Butcher, 2 M Bradley, 3 B Butcher; three onions, dressed: 1, 2 and 3 B Butcher; six tomatoes: 1 K Dunlop, 2 and 3 I Bruce; three onions, Kelsae type: 1 and 2 M Bradley, 3 B Butcher; heaviest marrow: 1 T Scott, 2 S Towns, 3 E Evans; three onions, from sets: 1 E Evans, 2 J Hill, 3 T Filer; truss of tomatoes: 1 I Bruce; six shallots: 1, 2 and 3 B Butcher; cabbage: 1, 2 and 3 M Bradley; six runner beans: 1 T Scott, 2 and 3 B Laverick; cucumber: 1, 2 and 3 M Bradley; three sticks rhubarb: 1 I Bruce, 2 G Clemence, 3 B Butcher; two garlic bulbs: 1 J Dunlop, 2 and 3 E Evans; mixed herbs: 1 T Scott, 2 D Neve.

FLOWERS

Flowering single pot plant: 1 and 2 E Evans, 3 I Bruce; flower and vegetable: 1 B Laverick, 2 E Evans, 3 D Neve; three dahlias, decorative: 1 E Evans, 2 and 3 D Neve; three dahlias, cactus: 1 and 2 E Evans, 3 D Neve; three dahlias, pom-pom: 1, 2 and 3 E Evans; bowl of dahlias: 1 E Evans, 2 D Neve, 3 E Evans; fuchsia: 1, 2 and 3 I Bruce; foliage plant: 1, 2 and 3 E Evans; small flower arrangement: 1 C Clemence, 2 I Bruce, 3 D Laverick; single rose: 1, 2 and 3 E Evans; three roses: 1 and 2 E Evans; nine sweet peas: 1 and 2 D Neve, 3 E Evans; six asters: 1 and 2 I Bruce, 3 D Neve; three gladioli: 1 and 2 E Evans; three pansies: 1 and 2 E Evans, 3 D Neve; vase of mixed garden flowers: 1 and 2 E Evans, 3 D Neve; lady’s spray and gentleman’s buttonhole: 1 and 2 E Evans, 3 D Neve.

CHILDREN’S

Nine years and under, Picture: 1 Lara Wanop, 2 Freddie Adamson, 3 Brooke Jolly; hand-writing: 1 Freddie Adamson, 2 Andrew, 3 Grace; patriotic pom-pom: 1 and 2 Freddie Adamson; decorated folded paper plane: 1 Rachael, 2 Alf Lockwood, 3 Tanya; bookmark: 1 Freddie Adamson.

Ten to 14 years, World War I medal: 1 and 2 Natya Priestley-Leach, 3 Amelia Adamson; hand-writing: 1 Natya Priestley-Leach, 2 Sarah Stephenson, 3 Sofia Simpson; model of military vehicle: 1 Natya Priestley-Leach; photograph: 1 Natya Priestley-Leach, three jam tarts: 1 and 2 Natya Priestley-Leach.

Up to 19 years, Any handicraft item: 1 and 2 Natya Priestley-Leach, 3 Amelia Adamson; computer generated poster: 1 Natya Priestley-Leach.

PRESERVES

Strawberry jam: 1 P Glass, 2 M Shallcross, 3 A Hazlehurst; marmalade: 1 W Talkes, 2 G Clemence, 3 N Priestley-Leach; raspberry jam: 1 A Hazlehurst, 2 J Lawson, 3 V Filer; any other jam: 1 J Dunlop, 2 V Filer, 3 A Hazlehurst; chutney: 1, 2 and 3 B Talkes; lemon curd: 1 V Filer, 2 T Scott, 3 P Glass; elderflower cordial: 1 B Talkes, 2 W Talkes; any jelly: 1 S Adamson, 2 and 3 N Priestley-Leach, still lemonade: 1 V Filer.

BAKERY

Fruit cake: 1 V Filer, 2 M Shallcross, 3 D Laverick; six shortbread biscuits: 1 D Towns, 2 D Laverick, 3 V Filer; four fruit scones: 1 I Bruce, 2 P Glass, 3 I Bruce; four cheese scones: 1, 2 and 3 I Bruce; cooked pate: 1 and 2 T Scott; Victoria sandwich: 1 P Glass, 2 and 3 I Bruce; lemon drizzle: 1 and 2 I Bruce, 3 W Talkes; chocolate sandwich: 1 C Towns, 2 V Filer, 3 P Glass; apple tart: 1 V Filer, 2 P Glass; four macaroons: 1 D Laverick, 2 J Dunlop, 3 V Filer; four rock buns: 1, 2 and 3 I Bruce; four wholemeal bread buns: 1 V Filer, 2 G Fenwick, 3 D Laverick; four white bread buns: 1 V Filer, 2 G Fenwick, 3 D Laverick; date loaf: 1 D Laverick, 2 V Filer, 3 P Thompson; ginger parkin: 1 V Filer, 2 P Glass, 3 M Shallcross; lemon meringue pie: 1 I Bruce, 2 P Glass; savoury flan: 1 V Filer, 2 P Glass.

HANDICRAFTS

Item of bead work: 1, 2 and 3 V Filer; picture: 1 W Talkes; hand-knitted or crocheted item: 1 I Bruce, 2 W Bradley, 3 A Hazlehurst; hand or machine-sewn article: 1 W Talkes, 2 N Priestley-Leach; greetings card: 1 W Talkes, 2 J Dunlop, 3 W Talkes; any item of craft work: 1 G Fenwick, 2 N Priestley-Leach, 3 P Rescigno.

PHOTOGRAPHS

Red: 1 A Taylor, 2 N Priestley-Leach, 3 C Mellows; light: 1 H Priestley-Leach, 2 G Fenwick, 3 C Mellows; title of a novel: 1 and 2 O Priestley-Leach, 3 G Fenwick; complexity: 1 C Mellows, 2 and 3 G Fenwick; recycling: 1 N Priestley-Leach, 2 G Fenwick, 3 C Mellows; defences: 1 C Mellows, 2 and 3 G Fenwick.