It was a bumper year for entries in this year’s Coverack Horticultural Show.
This year’s numbers were up by almost 100, with 450 entries in total.
Show secretary Gloria Knight added that there were so many entries in the cookery section that extra tables had to be added to display them on. She suggested this could be down to the “Great British Bake Off effect”, with the TV programme encouraging more people to take up cooking. This year there was a new cup, given in memory of the late Brenda Daw who used to run Brenda’s shop in the village, for Cornish cookery – most points in the pasty, heavy cake, fairings and splits classes. The first recipient of this was Verna Tripconey.
Mrs Knight said: “It was fantastic. There were entries from new people that have come to the village, entries from holidaymakers; it was a lovely show.”
She thanked this year’s show president Geoff Tripp.
Next year marks the 60th anniversary of the show and Mrs Knight said the organising committee hoped to arrange something special to honour the occasion.
The Hebden Coome Challenge Cup for the most points obtained in the vegetable section by an amateur grower confined to the St Keverne Parish, Bill Frisken (67 points); The GJ James Challenge Cup for the most points obtained in the flower section, Mandy Pound (28 points); The TC Foreman Memorial Challenge Cup for the most points obtained in the onion classes including shallots, Alec Foreman (12 points); The Coverack Horticultural Society Challenge Cup for the most points obtained in the cookery section - Classes 83 to 104, Mandy Pound (19 points); The Joy Harry Cup for best exhibit in the cookery section, Jill Frisken (shortbread); The Coverack Horticultural Society Challenge Cup for the most points obtained in the vegetable section, Bill Frisken (67 points); The Coverack Horticultural Society Challenge Cup for the most points in photography, Chris Hoddle (15 points); Coverack Horticultural Society Challenge Cup for the most attractive exhibit in floral art, Prue Towner (arrangement in an unusual container); The R Coad Memorial Challenge Cup for the most points in the children's section, Esme Philpott (10 points); The Mary Thomas Cup for best exhibit in children's section, Martha Philpott (duck made from vegetables); WL Barker Shield for the best exhibit in sweet peas, Jane Baird; The Joan C Pascoe Challenge Cup for the best exhibit in class 54, Mandy Pound; The Penmarth Cup given in memory of HS Snell most points in the dahlia classes, Mike Trenoweth (17 points); Casley Chapple Memorial Cup best exhibit in the vegetable section excluding class 31, Alec Foreman (collection of potatoes); The Rose Carey Memorial Cup for cookery section class 91, Verna Tripconey (fruit cake); The Charles Sheen Challenge Cup for the most points in floral art, Prue Towner; prize for best exhibit in each age group of the children's section under five, Martha Philpott; five to seven, Rosco Troughton; eight to 11, Yola Troughton; 12 to 17, Nell Savage; Bert Ivey Memorial Cup for most points obtained in potato classes, joint Alec Foreman and Bill Frisken (nine each), The Coverack Horticultural Society Challenge Cup for the most points obtained in fruit section, Bill Frisken (ten points); Mary Wastie Cup for the most creative children's exhibit, Rosco Troughton (model made from a trainer); The WH Roberts Cup for the most points over all sections, Bill Frisken (90 points), CHS Cup for most points in preserves classes 98 to 104, Bill Frisken (13 points); The David and Tricia Bruce Cup for best exhibit in fruit section, Bill Frisken; The Coverack Horticultural Society Cup for best collection of vegetables class 31, Bill Frisken; Coverack Horticultural Show Cup best exhibit in photography, Chris Hoddle; Alex Thomas Memorial Cup best exhibit in show, Alec Foreman (potato collection), The Brenda Daw Cup, most points for Cornish cookery, Verna Tripconey.