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On a typical English summer's day the villagers of Ruishton turn out in their hundreds to enjoy and take part in their annual village day and flower show in the playing field and village hail.

Ruishton Village Day and Flower Show

HOT weather and hot competition was the order of the day at Ruishton Flower Show and Village Day

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HOT weather and hot competition was the order of the day at Ruishton Flower Show and Village Day. Mrs Hazel Greenslade won the Ruishton Challenge Cup for the highest number of points in the vegetable and flower sections and also the Ruishton Vegetable Plate for amassing most points in the vegetable section.

Mrs Sandra Rodgers closely followed, and was awarded the Marshall Cup as runner up in the vegetable and flower sections.

The jams and cookery section so keen competition and the special cake recipe this year, Tunisian Orange Cake, was won by Doug Lowe.

Mrs Hazel Greenslade secured the trophy as overall points winner of the section, while runner-up Mrs Mavis Skeggs went on to take the cup as overall winner of the floral art section.

There were a record number of entries and exhibitors from the villagers of Ruishton, Henlade, Thonfalcon and I lam that made the 24th show the most successful vet.

Not only was there quantity hurt there was quality as well which made judging harder than before. Special mention has to be made of the handicraft classes which highlighted the various and diverse talents of the villagers, especially the woodwork class which was won by Mr A. Role's model of a paddle steamer.

Parish council chairman Mike Marshall presented the cups.

The annual scarecrow and hanging basket competitions were held the previous Sunday. The entries in both classes were of a high standard.

Mrs hazel Greenslade won the award for best hanging basket and the Edmunson Family won the first prize for their traditional scarecrow. They brought it along to the show to stand guard over the Potato Crop in a Bucket Class that had 25 entries and attracted many people and comments.

The children's section was well supported by exhibits from Ruishton Primary School, Bushy Cross Nursery and Woodlands Pre-School as well as front older children of the village. A record number of exhibits in the self-portrait class made judging very difficult.


Village Day and Flower show 2006