Summer Show - 2 September 2017
The Main Hall
(photo by Ian Edwards)
Pillaton Gardening Club Summer Show
Pillaton Gardening Club 2017 Summer Show was well supported by exhibitors and viewed by many visitors in the afternoon. The hall was alive with chatter, the smell of cooking and sight of natures bounty. Mrs Barbara Bennett was the Trophy Presenter and thoughts were given to her husband, Gordon, who was our main judge for many years and who sadly passed away. Our other stalwart who at the age of 83 was moving tables, chairs and relieving visitors of money for entry and raffle money was John Hubbard who sadly died recently after a short illness. A great character whose ability to produce the biggest leeks ever seen in Pillaton, will never be matched.
With 20 Trophies to distribute, Carole, the Show Secretary, started with the Kernock Park Nurseries Shield for the most points in the vegetables, flowers and fruit sections. This went to Ian Edwards who also won the Horticultural Society cup for Pot Plants, the Kathryn Bunkum cup for Vegetables and the Clare Druett cup for fruit. Ian's domination of all things pertaining to the soil extended into the kitchen where his preserving skills won him the W.I. Rose Bowl for preserves.
Christine Dunn won the Rose Peter cup for cut flowers, John Archer won the J Hubbard cup for leeks and Shirley Floyd the WE Lucas cup for herbs. Shirley also dominated the cookery section winning the Davina Beal cup. The best jam sponge won Greta Jope the W.I. Silver Vase and it was great to see 12 year old Dylan Rundle coming 2nd out of four with his quiche and entering a Dundee cake! The children's entries were wonderful to see and we hope encourage others to join the 'Bake off' for next year.
The photography, needlecraft and handicraft were displayed in the church and the former was won by Maire Warwick who received the Greta Jope cup, the Howarth Trophy by Esme Garland for needlecraft and the Ken Beal Shield for handicraft went to Noreen Symons.
The Symons family competed amongst themselves for the wine trophy which went to the more experienced Noreen who like all good matriarchs saw grandson Oliver the winner of the junior photography and receive the Headmaster's Cup for the most points in the Junior Section. His sister Ivy May won the most points in Children's Cookery winning the Rose Peter Shield. It is no surprise then that the family gaining the most points in the Show were the Symons family who clocked up an incredible 120 points between them.
The Pillaton Gardening Club committee are grateful to all who supported the Show and welcome comments to ensure the Shows we do are what people want. Our next event is the Pumpkin Festival on Sunday 29th October from 2-4pm with prompt arrival recommended. There is no cost for this event and further information can be obtained from the Club's secretary, Linda on 350956.
See also further Summer Show photographs by Ian Edwards