Good turnout and plenty of entries for Kingskerswell Village Show
AROUND 600 visitors attended the 70th anniversary of Kingskerswell Village Show, on Saturday, which incorporated the annual Garden Society Show.
The event was held in a marquee for the first time on the Parish Meadow, opposite the church.
There were 358 entries for the garden show, with 64 exhibitors and 20 entries for the scarecrow competition.
Best in show prize for the scarecrows went to the Kingskerswell Bellringers, with Kingskerswell Primary School taking the junior award.
Organisations from the village were represented on the meadow in a variety of stalls.
Popular attractions included the Torbay Owls, and Bay Brass, who provided traditional music.
Garden society chairman and show organiser Alison Ainsworth said: ‘It went very well, and it was a nice sunny day.
‘It was good to see the organisations from the village come together and help out.’
Ms Ainsworth thanked Teignbridge Council, the Summer Moon Festival and Galliford Try for grants and donations that made the event possible.
The most prestigious award, the Len Matthews Memorial Cup, was won by Marie Bancroft, who also won the Marion Jury Cup for Best Exhibit Floral Art, while Rachel Middlebrook took two cups home – the Manor Cup for Best Vegetable Exhibit in Members’ Classes, and the W.J.S.Brookes Cup for the Kingskerswell Resident with most points in Vegetable Classes. The Wm Hibberd Cup for Best Exhibit in Members’ Flowers was awarded to Alison Ainsworth, and Ron Doidge gained the Teign Press Cup for Most Points in Open Veg and the Henry Bowles Cup for the Best Exhibit in Open Veg. Alan Terry won the Ranmore Trophy for Best Tomato Exhibit, and newcomer to the show, Andrew Ditton, carried off the J.D. Parkinson Memorial Cup for Most Points Fruit, and the Gwen Richardson Cup for Best Dish of Apples. Sheila Westlake gained cups for Best Exhibit Open Flowers (H.Eckhart Cup), Judith Miller Cup for Best Specimen Fuchsia Pot Plant, and F.Abrehart Cup for Best Pot Plant. Jenny Benney received the S.G.Parker Cup for Most Points Open Flowers and Vernon Jeffery received the R.C.Hull Cup for his chrysanthemums. Liz Martin won the Miss C.Copsey Cup, and in the domestic classes, Jill Wright won the Olive Pearson Cup for Best Exhibit, Ann Goolding was awarded the W.M.Cooke Cup for Best Exhibit in the baking section, and Andrew Ditton won Chris’s Cup for Most Points in the Domestic Classes. In the Junior Section, Roo Allwood took the Autumn Junior Cup for best exhibit. The Kingskerswell Primary School Project, ‘My Dream Garden’ was won by Ellan Lovell. The W.H.Adams Cup for Most Points in the Allotments Classes went to David Lockley, the Everett Cup was awarded to Kingskerswell Primary School for Best Scarecrow in the Junior section, The Lord Nelson Cup was won by Edward Whereat for Best Handicraft Exhibit, and the Cox Bros Salver for Best Photographic Entry was won by Brian Ainsworth. Ann Goolding won the ‘P’ Nash Cup for Best Wine, and Rebecca Kemble won the E & F Trophy for Best Beer. She also had Most Points for Beer and Wine.
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