Organisers' delight after increase in children's entries at Barningham show
By Stuart Laundy - Senior Reporter
ORGANISERS of the 41st Barningham Flower and Produce Show were cheered by an increase in entries to the children’s classes.
Youngsters were challenged to come up with everything from an edible necklace and four jam tarts to a flower arrangement in a jar.
Jessica Bradley not only won the seniors section in the children’s awards, she also picked up the trophy for best exhibit in the overall photography competition.
Despite a difficult growing season, entries to the vegetable section were about the same as last year, however, numbers in the adult cookery and handicrafts were down.
The award for best overall exhibit in the show was awarded to the event’s chairman Tony Orton for his lemon meringue pie.
There was also an award for the show’s president Lady Belinda Milbank, who showed the best exhibit in the flower arrangements.
Rose Davies said she was delighted after retaining the Sir Anthony Milbank Trophy for best wildlife photo, but unfortunately, there were no entries this year in the Barningham Local History Group competition for best local history project. Mr Orton thanked everyone who took the time to enter the show and come along on the day to have a look at the produce on show.
He also paid tribute to the efforts of the organising committee, pointing out that planning for the show begins six months in advance.
Results and more pictures in this week's paper