This summer’s Village Day and Flower Show was another great day to remember, meeting up with friends and rivals, with plenty of cups and even more smiles.

Ruishton Village Day Flower Show 16th July 2016

The Flowershow results are now available, click on this link to see them

 

 

The traditional Hanging Basket competition was judged on the Sunday before the Show and the cup for the winning basket was awarded to Anne Parker. The Scarecrow competition, themed “Fairy Tales”, was a week-long Scarecrow Trail around Ruishton and Thornfalcon with villagers voting for their favourite. The villagers’ choice was Lydia Carver’s entry titled “Pinostraw” which was brought down to Saturday’s Flower Show to take up the traditional scarecrow position in front of the village hall to keep a watch over the numerous buckets containing the Potato Crop class, which was won by Sharon Duke whose one potato produced a crop weighing over 2.4 kgs.

 

Ruishton Village Day Flower Show 16th July 2016

Bright colours were in abundance at the 34th annual Ruishton Flower Show from hydrangeas and roses to tie-dye fabrics through to preschool paintings all made for a colourful day.

The traditional Hanging Basket competition was judged on the Sunday before the Show and the cup for the winning basket was awarded to Anne Parker. The Scarecrow competition, themed “Fairy Tales”, was a week-long Scarecrow Trail around Ruishton and Thornfalcon with villagers voting for their favourite. The villagers’ choice was Lydia Carver’s entry titled “Pinostraw” which was brought down to Saturday’s Flower Show to take up the traditional scarecrow position in front of the village hall to keep a watch over the numerous buckets containing the Potato Crop class, which was won by Sharon Duke whose one potato produced a crop weighing over 2.4 kgs.

There were again a high number of Fruit, Vegetable and Flower entries and Mrs Sandra Rodgers secured the Ruishton Challenge Cup for the highest number of points in the Vegetable, Fruit and Flower sections and also the Ruishton Vegetable Plate for amassing the most points in the vegetable section. Mrs Hazel Greenslade was awarded the Marshall Cup as runner up in the Vegetable and Flower sections. There will be a new name on the Claydon Challenge Trophy for Rhubarb with Viv Streeter taking the first place in one of the Show’s most keenly contested classes. Other first time cup winners in the Flowers section were Chris Ashurst, the Dr & Mrs Carton Rose Bowl and Sylvia Kearle the Mary Rolland Millennium Cup for a pot flowering plant.

In a class that was full of imaginative ideas and record entries Bobby Jack Wallbutton was awarded the David Berry cup for the best decorated Wooden Spoon. There were an exceptional number of entries in the two handwriting classes and cups were awarded to Ember Rollings and Anna Rose Harper. Other Cup winners in the Children’s section were Mollie West for the Lego class and Hannah Madeley who won the Henlade Cup for Decorated Cup Cakes.

In a diverse and creative section Lydia Carver retained the Arthur Jelks Tray for the highest number of points in the Handicraft classes. The Photography Cup was awarded to Julia Cann for her “Travel experience” photo and Sarah Callen was awarded the cup for hand knitting.

In a high quality field Hazel Greenslade’s culinary skills resulted in achieving the highest number of points in the Cookery classes and receiving the R & J Cave Cup as the overall points winner as well the cup for Scones. The Walker Cup for section runner up, went to Lydia Carver. In well supported classes Wendy Boatman secured the cup for the best Cherry cake while the Victoria Sandwich cups went to Claire Madeley and Joe Owens

There were record numbers of entries in this year’s Wine and Drink section making judging both difficult and enjoyable! The increasing popularity of homemade Liqueurs in the villages prompted the Show organisers to supplement the existing one for Fruit Liqueurs with the addition of a class for “any other liqueur” which was won by Gordon Rodgers. First time entrant Pam Martin was the overall points winner and was presented with the Mrs Breeze Cup. But once again Sandra Rodgers’ Rose wine was declared to be the Wine of the Show.

Samantha Dash who not only retained the Herbert Blaney Cup for the miniature floral arrangement also went on to take the Maudie Hayward Trophy as overall points winner in the Floral Art section which this year had as its theme “Fairy Tales”

The cups were presented by Flower Show Chairman, Mike Marshall who congratulated everyone who entered and all who had helped make the show such a success. Mike Marshall Chairman Ruishton Flower Show Committee