Flower and Produce Show

The annual Appleby Flower, Presentation and Produce Show took place on Sunday, September 4th 2016. It was an extra special event as this year marked the 50th Anniversary of the show!

Happy 50th Anniversary!

Happy 50th Anniversary!

The Village awoke on the Big Day to the aroma of last minute baking, the sight of baskets, boxes and cars being loaded up, a few choice words when flower arrangements and shortbread biscuits didn’t behave as they should and the tingling feelings associated with the exciting prospect of a day soon to be packed with fun and good humoured rivalry!

Doors opened at the Village Hall for staging at 11am and there was soon a queue of people lined up with overflowing baskets, pots, boxes and bags. It was a record year for entries – some 581 items were entered in the 113 classes by over 90 competitors. A fantastic achievement! For a village our size, the community certainly excels.

Form an orderly queue, please!

Form an orderly queue, please!

The staging tables were soon laden down with apples, tomatoes, beans, marrows, other fruits and veg as well as mouth wateringly delicious baked good, jams and marmalades. Not to mention crafts, artwork, eggs, and much more besides. The talent and artistry on show was truly magnificent and hugely inspiring. The Village Hall, in all its recently renovated glory, looked an absolute picture! It was really good to see so many ‘first timers’ and children at the show. As with all village events, it is vital that they continue to attract new blood!

Feeling fruity?!

Feeling fruity?!

Judging commenced at 1pm prompt. The judges were set the extremely daunting task of choosing 1st, 2nd and 3rd places from such a high standard of entries, a task they undertook with great skill, dilligence and good humour. Each judge has their own section based on their personal expertise and experience. Every single item is scrutinised and a winner chosen for its various attributes based on a recognised standard applicable to each class. It really is an exacting science, one I personnaly wouldn’t relish!

Magnifying glass at the ready!

Magnifying glass at the ready!

The final decisions were made, winning cards written, envelopes filled with cash prizes for the lucky winners, time for a very quick cup of tea and a bite to eat and then we were ready to open the doors once more to allow the participants back in to view their fate.

Lots of oooh’s, ahhh’s and ‘well I nevers’ could be heard echoing around the hall as those taking part, along with their families and friends, discovered whether they had won or been placed in a class. It was brilliant to hear so much praise for the overall standard of the entries. I am sure a lot of people will have left the show truly inspired and motivated to re-double their effort next time.

Wow! Look at those!!

Wow! Look at those!!

At 5pm the formal part of the day commenced – the eagerly awaited presentation of the awards ceremony. A short speech by our Chair, Ian, was made, rightly containing a host of thank you’s to everyone who helped, took part, sponsored or supported the event in any way, before handing over to Mr Derek Hall (Chairman of Appleby Parish Council) to announce the awards for the ‘best kept’ gardens, hedges and planters section, sponsored by the Parish Council, and presented by Mr Colin Worsley, Freeman of the Parish.

Well done!

Well done!

Prizes and certificates were then handed out to the lucky winners. The ‘Best Exhibit in Show’ trophy was presented by Col Worsley, a much admired and long term supporter of the show, to Rick Prior for his magnificent presentation of vegetables, grown with great skill in what has proven to be a very difficut season. A full list of all the winners may be found below.

A worthy winner!

A worthy winner!

All too soon it was time for the grand raffle draw and then the all important auction of goods. All the funds raised by the event stay in Appleby to support and safeguard the running of the Show.

The abiding memory of the day is of smiles and good natured fun. Thank you Appleby – and see you next year for the 51st!

Hoorah!

Hoorah!

 

 

 

 

Please scroll down below the results section for lots more photos!

Heartfelt thanks to the following people and organisations who sponsored the event:
Hornsby Accounts Ltd, Appleby
Winteringham Fields
Tesco
Hozelock UK
Apollo Gardening

The judges:
Anne Drury
Stuart King-Cox
Paul Bratton
John and Margaret Arrand

Show Commitee:
Penny, Lisa, Ellen, Jenny, Anita and Ian

ALL the helpers, including: Dan, Tara, Rick, Joanne and Steve, and many more – you know who you are!

Most of all – the good people of the parish who’s entries made the day so memorable. THANK YOU!

Show trophies and awards:

Most points – fruit and veg: Rick Prior

Most points – flowers: Margaret Burgin

Most points – art and crafts: Anita Cross

Most points – preserves: Anita Cross

Most points – baking: Sandra Walker

Most points WI Member: Sheila Rhodes

Best Showstopper Challenge: Margaret Burgin

Most points – egg classes: Sarah Bailey

Most points – juniors under 11: Sophie Walker

Best in category – produce: Rick Prior

Best in category – art and crafts: Thelma Richardson

Best in category – bake off: Margaret Burgin

Best in category – all juniors: Evie Bird

Best Exhibit In Show: Rick prior

Tallest Sunflower, adult: Anita Cross

Tallest Sunflower, children: Mason Hebblewhite-Sykes

Resident’s Garden Awards:

Hedges:

1 Clive & Denise Prior, School Lane

2 Penny & John Owston, Churchside

Highly Commended(HC) Neil & Phil Gordon, School Lane

HC Judy & Dave Sheard, Paul Lane

Planters

1 Joanne Drury/Steve Empson, Hayton’s Lane (not sure if they are married!)

2 Alan & Marion (sp?)  Coulton, School Lane

HC Mr & Mrs Gregory, Keb Barn, Church Lane

Front Garden

1 Margaret & Rob Burgin, School Lane

2 Lance Whiteley, Old Post Office, Ermine Street

3 Chris & Virginia Simms, Vicarage Park

HC David & Jane Smith, School Lane

HC Daniel & Tara Osborne, Haytons Lane

HC Mr & Mrs Richardson, School Lane

Results of the Appleby FPP Show 2016 PDF File

We hope you enjoy this selection of photos from the day!

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The Awards Ceremony:

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And finally the Tallest Sunflower winner and THAT Sunflower!

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My tallest sunflower!!