Autumn Show 2017


Gardeners often complain about the weather and this year has been no exception. It has been both warm and wet so that flowers and vegetables matured early and we feared that entries for the Autumn Show would be down on last year. However our fears were not realised as once again the Village Hall was full of vegetables, fruits and the last of the year’s flowers and this despite some torrential downpours in the days before the Show. So thanks to all our exhibitors who braved the rain to provide another excellent display of quality fruit and vegetables on the day and to those who baked delicious cakes and submitted a fascinating collection of photos.

Particular congratulations to David Heavens, who submitted what must be a record number of entries, winning fourteen First Prizes and four Cups for his vegetables. As David gardens from a wheel chair this is a great achievement!

The number of entrants was a little down on last year but the number of entries was the same. We would very much like to encourage more people to enter the Show in the future. You do not need to grow vegetables, fruit or flowers specifically for show purposes. We would like to see more of what you grow normally in your garden and for those who are not gardeners or do not have a garden the cooking and photography classes provide an opportunity to take part. In particular we would like to encourage more children to enter the Junior classes.

We are grateful to everybody who helped make this a very enjoyable and successful afternoon, exhibitors and helpers alike.


The Tony Wickson Memorial Cup for the best Spring Sown onion – David Heavens

The Jack Wickson Memorial Cup for the best entry in Class 1 (mixed vegetables) – David Heavens

The Street Trophy for the best entry in Classes 2 and 3 (tomatoes) – Chris Scruby

The Drury Memorial Shield for the most points in the root vegetable classes – David Heavens

The Harry Charlton Cup for the most points in Classes 1 – 34 (vegetables and fruit) – David Heavens

The Parker Rose Bowl for the best exhibit in class 43 (single rose) – Joan Airey

The A L Webb Memorial Tray for the most points in Classes 35 to 49 (flowers) – Harriet Bretherton

The Rose Bowl for the most points in the domestic classes – Harriet Bretherton

The Hawtin Trophy for the most points in the junior domestic classes age ten and under – Charlotte Rowe

The Parker Trophy for the most points in the photographic classes – Thomas Christophers and Chris Scruby jointly

The Parker Trophy for the best photograph – Thomas Christophers

The next show will be on Saturday 7 April 2018. Now is the time to plant your daffodils and tulips, and plenty of time to take your photos. The photographic subjects for the Spring Show are:

Autumn Colour

Bridges in Oxfordshire

Patterns in the Garden

Winter Light

Brilliant Red

Signs of Spring




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