A Diamond Jubilee Celebration

Thursday 19th August 2010

A Diamond Jubilee Celebration


Lerryn Village celebrated the Diamond Jubilee of the Produce Association with some aplomb.

The show was opened by Tracey Wilson, the well known horticultural expert and Radio Cornwall presenter, who graced our show with great style. Music from a local group “Anything Goes” helped things go with a swing.

Total entries were 588 compared with 436 last year.  This caused a bit of a panic for the committee but fortunately the snooker club let us use the snooker room which provided much needed space.  Many thanks to the President of the club for his willing cooperation.

The children of the village were enthusiastic competitors, with 194 entries compared with 140 last year. The monsters, made out of vegetables, get more frightening every year.

The George Keast Memorial Shield for potato growing was won this year by Timothy Boraston with a weight of 1lb. 11oz.

Our president, Eric Baker, has entered every show over the last 60 years. It was therefore fitting and a very popular choice when he won the Cornwall Garden Society Certificate for the best overall exhibit in the show. He also won the Best Bloom Cup and the Jubilee Cup.  All of these were presented to him by Tracey.

After the show the committee retired to a local hostelry to celebrate both the success of the show and the Diamond Jubilee in traditional Cornish convivial style.

Many, many thanks to the committee, the exhibitors and our supporters for all their hard work and support.

Peter Bucknell


Photos of the Produce Association Show

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