Firstly thank you to everybody who took part in this year’s, very much slimmed down, Produce and Craft show. Due to the current situation our only option was to arrange a show with a difference so we went ahead with only ten classes for families to enter together.
Our first category was a houseplant with Lynne and Mark Potter’s beautiful Mandevilla tempting me to take it home. The second category was a basket or box of veg. There was a surprising variety of veg within each display making it difficult to choose between them.
Third was a basket of fruit – William Roberts had grown an amazingly large tomato as well as some delicious looking apples and pears. The scarecrows entered by the Porter family were a wonderful sight, although too gorgeous to be scary I would think. We particularly liked the straw poking out of the top of the wellies on one and the great waistcoat on the other.
The most impressive weed was a clear win for Patrick with his teasels. Decorated biscuits – Arianna Roberts must have great dexterity as the piping on her biscuits was so neat. The next category, the arrangement of flowers / foliage from a garden was another one difficult to decide between the entries as they were both a joy to look at. The ‘photo of something I have done during lockdown’ was enjoyable to see so thank you to those who entered.
It had been decided that the co-operative shield, kindly donated by Carol Pitt in memory of her father, Ivor Crump, would be awarded this year to the household with the most points. This was a clear victory for Lynne and Mark Potter.
Thank you to all those who have been in touch and helped me to come up with a plan of how we could go ahead with some form of show this year. We will hopefully look forward to a more normal event next year.