Summer produce and home-made goods on display at Alconbury show

FRUIT, vegetables, flowers and handicrafts were on display at Saturday’s Alconbury and Villages Show.

The show, which started in 1898 in Alconbury house, featured the best examples of gardening and cooking by residents in Alconbury and five surrounding villages.

Kathryn Broe was the cream of the crop taking home the British Legion Ladies Cup for the most points in show for women, the WI Produce Cup for the most points in the home produce category and the Barry Freeman Memorial cup for the best overall exhibit of vegetables and fruit.

Roger Barber, who won nearly all of the cups last year, won the Ann Howard Cup for the most points in show for men, and the British Legion Cup for the most points in the fruit and vegetable categories.

Piers Harding’s photograph of Buckworth church was enough to secure the Parish Pump Cup for the best photograph.


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Charlotte Wilson, six, won the children’s cup and the Teenage Prize went to Helen Foster.

Sandra Pearce won the WI Garood Cup for most points in the handicraft category and Sue Barber won the Phil Dixon Memorial Cup for most points in the flower arranging category.

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Cecil Deller, who stepped down from the Alconbury and Villages Show committee after 64 years, won the Nora Wood Memorial Cup for most points in the flower section.

Paula Stock, chair of the committee, said: “It was a really lovely show. It’s a great event that people from all our villages come to. I was surprised by the number of entrants considering the poor weather we have been having.”

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