Craft & Produce Show 2016

An enthusiastic crowd of villagers, friends and visitors packed the Village Hall at Egmanton for the prize giving at the annual Craft and Produce Show. An excellent entry had given rise to stiff competition in many classes. Entries had been received from fourteen different communities, some as far afield as London, Plymouth and Loughborough. Sybil Rock, a competitor from Grantham, was rewarded with a trophy.

The floral classes made a colourful backdrop and the fruit and vegetable tables groaned under the weight of the produce. The children had done particularly well and their tables were a credit to them. As always the central cookery table was full of tempting treats. This year the refreshments included scones made with an unusual raising ingredient – lemonade. They were delicious so maybe next year they will be one of the classes and give everyone a chance to make a batch.

There were some different entries in the craft classes, including a beautiful bowl turned from burr oak. Even this was eclipsed by an intricate and beautifully made smocked Christening robe made by Sybil Rock from sugar paste which was judged Best Craft Item,

Some challenging titles produced a good entry for the seven classes in the photography section and it was good to see so many people taking part.

Revd. Philip Howson, the new curate for Egmanton received a warm welcome along with his wife, Imogen. They came for the afternoon and villagers enjoyed a chance to get to know them. Philip was asked to present the prizes and proved to have a great way with the children, although he may be regretting suggesting ‘high fives’ as they were more than enthusiastic in taking up the offer.

Many thanks to everyone who helped set up the event: the judges, the helpers during the afternoon and to all those who entered and attended.

The prizes were awarded as follows:

Most Points for Vegetables Peter Barber
Most Points in Fruit and Vegetables Hazel Smith
Most points in Flowers and Floral Art    Georgina Batty
Most points in Cookery Elizabeth Banks
Most points – children under 5 joint Matilda Taylor and Freddie Taylor
Most points – children 6 – 11 Isaac Smith
Display of mixed flowers Nicky Mee
Best Craft Sybil Rock
Best Photograph Joy Allison

© Joy Allison. No reproduction without prior permission.