Coverack Horticultural Show has celebrated its 60th anniversary in style.
Entry numbers were consistent with in previous years, with more than 400 exhibits on display. There was particularly strong support for the children’s section and cookery classes.
Being the 60th show there were plenty of memories to look back over. Fittingly, this year’s show president was Alec Foreman, whose father Tommy was chairman of the village horticultural society in 1955.
Alec was awarded a certificate from the society in recognition of his help and commitment to the club, as well as a special Banksian certificate and medal from the Royal Horticultural Society for his work over the last 50 years.
Another person with long links to the show is Bill Frisken. He exhibited again this year – winning five cups, including for most points overall and most points in the vegetable section – having first entered the show in 1956 as a child.
Show secretary Gloria Knight said: “There was the usual happy atmosphere that we always get at our shows. We felt it was very successful.
“At some shows this year their numbers have been down, because of the weather, but we didn’t, which was really nice.”
Results : Most points in the vegetable section by an amateur, Bill Frisken (63) ; most points in the flower section, Mike Trenoweth (26); most points in the onion classes including shallots, Alec Foreman (12); most points in the cookery section classes 83-104, Frances Hosken (29); best exhibit in the cookery section, Mary Barco (cinnamon breakfast loaf); most points in the vegetable section, Bill Frisken (63); most points in photography, Chris Hoddle (15); most attractive exhibit in floral art, Vera Tripp (arrangement from foliage); most points in the children’s section, Esme Philpott (14); best exhibit in the children’s section, Nell Savage (War Horse picture); best exhibit in sweet peas, Jan Combe; best exhibit in class 54, Di Peters; most points in dahlia classes, Mike Trenoweth (26); best exhibit in vegetable section excluding class 31, Alec Foreman (collection of potatoes); cookery section class 91, Di Peters (fruit cake); most points in floral art, Prue Towner; best exhibit in – under five Griffin Glendinning, five to seven Martha Philpott, eight to 11 Esme Phipott, 12 to 17 Dan Beadle; most points in potato classes, Alec Foreman (15); most points in the fruit section, Douglas Stevens; most creative children’s exhibit, Emelia Eddy (cat made from veg); most points in all sections, Bill Frisken (82); most points in preserves, Bill Frisken (15); best exhibit in fruit section, Douglas Stevens; best collection of vegetables, Bill Frisken; best exhibit in photography, Chris Hoddle; best exhibit in show, Vera Tripp (foliage arrangement); most points for Cornish cookery, Vera Tripp (11).