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Big winners at Lambourn Horticultural Show

Top growers compete for prizes

Big winners at Lambourn Horticultural Show

THEY are a productive lot in Lambourn and the recent village show was a fantastic platform for those showing cakes, flowers, vegetables, crafts and home produce.

Robert Read had a very successful show, winning best sweet peas in show (Gwendoline variety), best pot plant in show (Whispers begonia), best cut flowers in show (Bryn Terfel dahlias) and best overall vegetable exhibit in show – for his ‘outstanding’ pair of cucumbers.

Best overall children’s exhibit - went to Cameron White for his Battle of the Somme memorial miniature garden.

The show received 27 entries for gardens, hanging baskets and tubs.

Best flower garden – 1st Phil Ritchie (Derby Close); 2nd Robert Read (Tubbs Farm); 3rd Celia Button (Woodbury).

Best small garden – 1st Phil Ritchie (Derby Close); 2nd Robert Read (Tubbs Farm); 3rd Brian Davis (Stork House Drive).

Best hanging basket – 1st Derek Povey (Baydon Road); 2nd Carol Morgan (High Street); 3rd Doreen Snook (Bockhampton Road)/Anna Field (The Broadway).

Best tub/planter – 1st John Nash (Beale Farm Close); 2nd Sue Lawrence (Seven Barrows); 3rd Derek Povey (Baydon Road).

Best large garden – 1st Louise Wilkin (Mill Lane); 2nd Sue Lawrence (Seven Barrows); 3rd Maureen Wood (Newbury Street).

Simon Hobbs raised eyebrows with his elaborately decorated novelty cakes – M&M cake, a cake shaped like a cabbage, and one like a beefburger in a bun.

There were 17 entries for the Victoria sandwich and competition was high for the ‘men only’ category for chocolate brownies – eventually won by retired RAF officer Jon Stevens.

Division 1 aggregate winners (fruit, veg, flowers) – 1st Robert Read; 2nd Sue Lawrence; 3rd George Bodman.

Division 2 aggregate winners (fruit, veg, flowers) – 1st Robert Read; 2nd Ivor Evans; 3rd Dale Taylor.

Division 3 aggregate winners (floral arrangements, crafts, home produce) – 1st Gill Wood; 2nd Cathleen Crawford; 3rd Anna Bradford.

Lambourn Carnival Princesses presented the winners with their prizes.

An auction of produce at the end of the show raised £90 for sports club funds.

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