Growing skills at 39th St Martin Show

Growing skills at 39th St Martin Show

Growing skills at 39th St Martin Show

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Fine weather brought out the crowds at the 39th St Martin Show on Saturday.

The venue, Trewince Barn, was much appreciated by the many visitors who, after admiring the exhibits, were able to enjoy wonderful cakes and tea, whilst seated on straw bales and listening to music from the Cober Valley Accordion Band.

Other attractions included a raffle, face painting and a bring-and-buy sales table.

After a few words of welcome by the chairman Brindley Hosken and president Peter Waterfield, the show was opened by Derek and Susanne Carter.

Derek is a well known local author and historian and has been involved with the horticultural society for many years. Derek has held many positions on the committee including chairman.

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Susanne has also been involved with the horticultural society over the years including holding the post of secretary. She has been a keen exhibiter at the show for over 30 years.

Show entries, including vegetables, flowers, crafts, home produce, art and photography, were of the usual high standard with many entries from new exhibitors, especially in the children's classes, where organisers said the entry was even higher than last year's record.

Special mention goes to Ruth Hosken for winning the Parish Hall Cup for best exhibit in show and Loretta Ruse for winning the St Martin Horticultural Shield for most points in show.

John Nicholls was a popular local winner, taking the Beeslee Bowl for most points in the confined section, the Seymour Cooke Cup for most points in the confined vegetable section and the Thurston Cup for best exhibit in the flower section.

At the end of the afternoon, the show chairman Brindley Hosken thanked Mr and Mrs Alston for the use of their barn and also Derek and Susanne Carter for opening the show and presenting the special prizes to the winners.

He went on to say that the show took a lot of planning and organisation and thanked all the many people involved its running, as well as the Cober Valley Band for providing two hours of entertainment.

During the afternoon money was raised for this year's charities, The Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal and Turn to Starboard.

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Results St Martin Horticultural Shield - most points in the show, Loretta Ruse; Parish Hall Cup - best exhibit in the show, Ruth Hosken; H & M Beeslee Bowl - most points in the confined section, John Nicholls; T C Laity Cup - best exhibit in the vegetable section, Richard Claxton; St Martin Parish Hall Cup - most points in the open vegetable section, Dave Lee; Seymour Cooke Cup - most points in the confined vegetable section, John Nicholls; JH Hosking Memorial Cup - most points in the vegetable section by a parishioner of St Martin, Anthea France; RA Thurston Cup - best exhibit in the flower section, John Nicholls; St Martin Horticultural Society Cup - most points in the open flower section, Loretta Ruse; DD Green Medallion - best rose in the show, Loretta Ruse; TM Johns Memorial Medallion - best sweet pea exhibit, Peter Waterfield; M Laity Cup - best fuchsia exhibit in the show, Loretta Ruse; Helen Milburn Memorial Cup - most points in the pot plant section, Loretta Ruse; DD Green Medallion - best pot plant in the show, Loretta Ruse; Sworne Cup - best planted container in class 88, Gus Bailey; DR Horrell Rose Bowl - best exhibit in the floral art section, Ruth Hosken; WI Cup - most points in the home produce section, Mary Jenkin; WI Cup - best exhibit in the home produce section, Bethany Alston; Hannibal and Vera Nicholls Cup - most points in the home produce section, by a parishioner of St. Martin, Mary Jenkin; WI Cup - most points in the children's home produce, St Martin child only, Martha Richards; KJ Bolitho Cup - best Cornish pasty in the show, Ann Hoskin; HM Kingdom Cup - most points in the children's sections, Ross Roberts; St Martin Parish Children's Cup - best exhibit in the children's sections, St Martin child only, Martha Richards; Waterfield Cup - best exhibit in the general art section, Nikki Spice; Wyndham Gooden Memorial Trophy - best exhibit in the craft section, Nicola Parkman; Howell Trophy - most points in the general craft section, Nicola Parkman; Charmaine Pearson Cup - most points in the general photography section, Yvonne Burdekin; G Wright Memorial Cup - best exhibit in the general photography section, Yvonne Burdekin; Trewince Cup - best exhibit in the children's photography section, Isabel Murray; St Martin School Cup - best exhibit in the classes for St Martin School only, Ava Head; £10 Prize - Best exhibit in the children's sections, up to five years old, Andrew Roberts; £10 Prize - Best exhibit in the children's sections, age six to eleven, Bronwyn Eccleson; £10 Prize - Best exhibit in the children's sections, age 12 to 16, Thomas Price.

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