“Fantastic amount of entries” at Alconbury and District Show despite dry summer

Nigel Murphy holding his prize winning pumpkin.

Nigel Murphy holding his prize winning pumpkin. - Credit: Archant

More than 200 people attended the Alconbury and District Show which attracted a “fantastic amount of entries”.

Clive Adams with his beetroot at the Alconbury Show

Clive Adams with his beetroot at the Alconbury Show - Credit: Archant

The annual show was held at the Memorial Hall, in Alconbury, on September 22.

“We had a fantastic amount of entries in the fruit, vegetable and flower section despite this year’s dry summer,” said committee chairman Liz Gabriolek.

“We also had a huge amount of entries in the home-produce section, especially preserves as well as painted pebbles in the children’s section which proved very popular and created a colourful and stunning display.”

There were also handicrafts and a ‘make a poppy’ with entrants making poppies from fabric, felt, paper and embroidery.

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“There were some wonderful photos in the ‘winter’ class which reminded us of the harsh weather we had last winter, a distant memory before the long, hot dry summer,” added Liz.

Visitors enjoyed cream teas and a raffle. There were also competitions, including ‘guess the weight of the cake’ to win a beautifully decorated chocolate cake which was made by one of the show judges.

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Winners: British Legion Cup - Clive Adams; Nora Wood Memorial Cup - Kathryn Broe; WI Produce Cup - Corinne Nobbs; WI Garood Cup (Grey)- Fiona McKay; Phil Dix Memorial Cup - Sue Barber; WI Childrens Cup - Olivia Webster-Brawn; Teenage Cup - Charlotte Watson; The Parish Pump Cup - Mark Kember; The Barry Freeman Memorial Cup - Andy Hose; The Paula Stock Cup - Mick Hose; Ann Howard Cup - Clive Adams and British Legion Ladies Cup - Pauline Brice.

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