Best vegetables on parade in Cotherstone
By Stuart Laundy - Senior Reporter
ALMOST 500 entries made for good competition at this year’s Cotherstone flower and vegetable show.
Michael Hedley won the most trophies of the day after earning the most points in the vegetable section and the flowers sections.
Mr Hedley’s dahlias won him the Trevor Darke Award and the Oughtred Wodencroft Trophy. A cauliflower grown by Mr Hedley was judged as the best vegetable and won him the Harry and Dorothy Siswick Shield.
The Jim and Dreda Forster Perpetual Trophy went to Richard Hunter for the best flowers exhibit with his vase of sweet peas.
Meanwhile, Jill Hedley took home the Kelvin Thompson Cup for most points in the art and handicrafts section.
The home produce section saw Lydia Swinburn and Kath Iceton take home the Nancy Pleasants Trophy. Joy Collyer’s fruit pie won her the Dorothy and Allen Christon Vase for the best entry in the section. In the photography classes, Ian Brown earned The Glen View Bowl for winning the most points. Liz Gill won The Weatherby House Bowl for the best photography entry.
In the children’s section, Alice Whiting was presented with the Lancelands Challenge Cup for gaining the most points.
The Secretary’s Cup for the section’s best exhibit went to Louis Bishton for his dish of peppermint creams.
Show secretary Alison Lamb said: “Entries were down a bit this year because of the weather, particularly the flowers.
“It has been a wonderful display though despite the difficulties the weather presented.
“The flower and vegetable judge commented on what a good show it is with a good range of entries.”
New to this year’s show was a photograph with a funny caption and a cake with a secret vegetable ingredient. Entries included tomato cake, courgette cake and beetroot cake.