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Whitford Summer Show 2016

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Whitford Summer show August 2016

The Produce Association are delighted with the success of this year’s Summer Show,  As always the the weather is of great concern but on the day, we were rewarded with glorious sunshine, which encouraged many visitors to come and have a very enjoyable afternoon looking at the wonderful displays in the horticulture marquee and the many events in the field.

Entries continue to increase, totalling 550, widening the display of tempting vegetables and a large selection of beautiful flowers which impressed the judges, along with the extremely high standard of exhibits all agreed that we are continuing to raise the standard of the show.  It is particularly pleasing that the children’s entries increased considerably, and we were treated to some interesting creations  of space  crafts and aliens.

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Once again we had a variety of stalls and classic cars and were fortunate to have the Munchkins Shetland ponies  which were a delight to see. Also our very entertaining dog show.  All 10 classes were extremely well supported and the array of colourful rosettes adorned many a happy dog and their owners.

The vintage farming attractions, shepherd hut and tractors, together with miniature steam engines and Colyton Fire Engine are very popular and drew crowds throughout the afternoon.


We were again pleased to have The Chard Concert Brass Band play throughout the afternoon, whilst many a happy visitor enjoyed a cream tea or sampled the delights of local beers, burgers and ice- creams.   The Flowerpot Men, made their second appearance and entertained us with amusing songs and sea-shanties.  The afternoon was rounded off by the raffle and our famous auction of superb winning vegetables and flowers were offered at knock down prices.

The Produce Association were proud to present the Devon Free Wheelers with a cheque for £500 being our charity for 2016.

Our thanks go to Julian Rinaldi for opening the show and for presenting the cups to the worthy winners

Finally, I would like to say on behalf of the committee how hugely appreciative we are of all the support that is given by the people of Whitford, Shute and Umborne and we are very grateful to them.

Maureen Davey – Chairman

 CUP WINNERS for 2016
Pole Cup   The Open Class Vegetables and flowers

Christopher Loud

Dr M F Bridie Cup

The Members Vegetables and Flowers

Christopher Loud



 20160807_9Committe Rose Bowl The Best Exhibit of Sweet Peas Joy Burgess

Fred Wilmington Memorial Cup      Best overall Flower arrangement Jean Underdown

Arthur Bliss Cup                                Best Vegetable Collection                                      Christopher Loud
Moore Cup                                          Open and Members Flower Section                        Harvey Bell


Stokoe Cup  Exhibitor gaining most prizes in Members

Section and not previously won a Whitford Cup   Norman James

Colcombe Wood Rose Bowl  Best Rose exhibit  Joy Burgess

Fil Loud Cup Best Dahlia exhibit  Keith Legg
The Jim & Phyllis Hallett  
Memorial Trophy                     

Best Gladioli exhibit John Lang

Bakers Cottage Bowl  Young People’s Cup   Toby James
Shute Horticultural Society Cup

Most Prizes in flower arrangement Section     Sandy Sutcliffe

Shute Cup Cookery Section  Mary Thomas


Sylvia J Stunt Rose Bowl Handicraft Section Maddie Locke
The Garden Shop, Colyton £10 voucher

Best Overall Begonia John Lang

Whitford Shield – New Class      

Family Bake-off adults (Joint winners)  Emma & Michael  James                                                                                                                                                 Kerry James & Matt Church