Breaking with recent tradition, those taking part or visiting the annual Constantine Garden Society Summer Show were basked in sunshine as it was blessed with fine weather for the first time in several years.
The event was everything a small village show should be with plenty of exhibits, fine weather, a brass band playing, children eagerly checking their entries to see if they had won and friends and neighbours meeting up for a cup of coffee and a cream tea.
Honorary vice president Neil Wiseman thanked all those who worked so hard to make sure the show was a success, in particular the chairman Howard Bolt and his wife Valerie, the society’s minutes secretary. Mr Wiseman said: “It has been a good show, it has been a good day.”
The general feeling was that the show was the best for years, the number of new people entering the show was up and the judges all declared that the quality of the entries was very high and that the standard for the whole show was excellent, which made judging very difficult.
Gillian Lawrence the judge for the senior home produce section said: “Very good entries overall. Some of the yeast entries were outstanding” with Janet Dale, judging the cut blooms, adding: “A delight to judge such beautiful and varied classes.”
As always the children’s sections were well represented. Reg Sleaman for the children’s flowers and vegetables, said: “Thank you for making my job as a judge harder, there were some lovely flowers.”
Nicky Guest, judging the children’s arts and crafts, added: “The standard of all the children’s work was very high. I would like to commend every entry as it made the judging extremely difficult.”
The prizes were presented by the Rev Stewart Turner, vicar of Constantine, Gweek and Mawnan Smith, who was full of praise for the exhibitors, particularly the children, and said: “It was good to see the thriving community life of Constantine being taken forward by the children of the village.”
Trophies, most points, best exhibits: Horticulture confined, Sue Kuruber; horticulture open, D Lee. Plant pots open, Roy Keverne ; onions/shallots/leeks open, D Lee; vegetables open, D Lee; vegetables confined, N Gambier; fruit opened, John Andrews; dahlias open, Alan Pearce; fuchias open, Roy Keverne; cut flower open, Loretta Ruse and Valerie Bolt; floral art open, Sylvia Dunstan; home produce, R Nicholls; arts and crafts, Loretta Ruse; art and design senior, G Rowe; junior, D Nicholls; photography most points Photography Shield, D Livingstone; Photography Tankard, D Livingstone.
Trophies for the Best Exhibits: Horticulture open, Roy Keverne; four plants in pots, Roy Kevern; Roses specimen, Mike Dunstan; collection of fruit, John Andrews; collection of vegetables, D Lee; dahlias open, Alan Pearce; cut flowers, Lucy Nottingham; floral art centenary cup, Gwen Rowe; floral art novice, P Thomas; home produce men, B Nixon; arts and crafts, Loretta Ruse; photography, D Livingstone; most attractive front garden, 25 Penbothidno; most attractive small garden, 45 Fore Street; best hanging basket, 7 Glebe Terrace.
Children’s trophies: Home produce five years plus, C Roseveare; home produce 11 years and under, D Pascoe; home produce 12 years and over, S Sumbler; home produce aggregate, D Pascoe; division 12 under five years, L Bennett Dahan; five to seven years, R Kent; eight to 11 years, D Nicholls; best painting or drawing, Charlotte Rosevear; Art and Design Junior Cup, David Nicholls; President’s Art Prize, Charlotte Rosevear; best School entry, Charlotte Fidler.
Other prize winners in children’s categories: Home produce under five years chocolate crispies: 1, Ruby Kent; 2, Lowen Bennett-Dahan; 3, Clemmie Nottingham. Up to seven years four biscuits: 1, William Nicholls; 2, Gracie Dixon; 3, Ruby Kent. Three decorated jam tarts: 1, Ruby Kent; 2, Daisy Gay; 3, Harry Gay. Three chocolate crispies: 1, Gracie Dixon. One gingerbread man: 1, William Nicholls; 2, Martha Dixon. Juniors eight to 11 years: 1, Oscar Haywood; 2, Ella Dixon; 3, Darcy Pascoe. Juniors eight to 11 years fresh fruit salad: 1, Jemima Haywood; 2, Darcy Pascoe; 3, Ella Dixon. Quiche: 1, Darcy Pascoe; 2, Oscar Haywood. Pasty: 1, David Nicholls; 2, Ella Dixon; 3, Darcy Pascoe. Four cheese scones: 1, Darcy Pascoe; 2, Charlotte Rosevear. Seniors 12 to 16 year four cheese scones, Shannon Sumbler; quiche, Shannon Sumbler; six biscuits, Shannon Sumbler; children’s art under five years painting/drawing, Lowen Bennett-Dahan; model animal made from fruit and veg, Lowen Bennett-Dahan; decorated paper plate, 1, Lowen Bennett-Dahan; 2, Henry Kirby. Infants five to seven years five names leaves mounted: 1, Jowan Dengler; 2, Barnaby Chapman-Gardner; 3, Rosie Williams; highly commended, Algie Nottingham. Model animal made from fruit or veg: 1, Harry Gay; 2, Daisy Gay; 3, Gracie Dixon. Decorated egg: William Nicholls. Painting/drawing: 1, Ruby Kent; 2, Rosie Williams; 3, William Nicholls. Model: Ruby Kent plus special prize given. Necklace: 1, Gracie Dicon; 2, Ruby Kent; 3, Rosie Williams. Juniors eight to 11 years miniature garden: David Nicholls plus special prize. Model animal made from fruit or veg: 1, Nancy Elleman; 2, Finn Ellemann; 3, Charlotte Rosevear. Five names leaves mounted: 1, David Nicholls; painting/drawing, Charlotte Rosevear; any handicraft: 1, Finn Ellemann; 2, David Nicholls; 3, Charlotte Rosevear. Photograph of pet, Jemima Haywood; children’s flowers and vegetables any plant: 1, Charlotte Rosevear; 2, Ruby Kent; 3, Lowen Bennett-Dahan. Cress, Lowen Bennett-Dahan; jug of cut flowers: 1, Charlotte Rosevear; 2, Shannon Sumbler; 3, Lowen Bennett-Dahan; highly commended, Ruby Kent. Beetroot: 1, Rhos Pascoe; 2, Charlotte Rosevear. Lettuce: 1, Rhos Pascoe; 2, Charlotte Rosevear; 3, Shannon Sumbler.