Lerryn Produce Association 65th Annual Show

Tuesday 4th August 2015

Lerryn Produce Association 65th Annual Show

Lerryn Produce Association 65th Annual Show

The highest standard of entries and an abundance of produce, in spite of the weather, provided one of the best–ever shows, and was a credit to all the entrants.

The event was opened this year by Mrs Brigid Howells, Head of Lerryn School who was presented with a bouquet of flowers by young Abi Brown.

Mrs Howells noted that the Produce Association has always enjoyed close links with Lerryn School, and stressed the importance of instilling the ‘gardening bug’ early.

The Lerryn Produce Association is 65 years old, and 16 years ago, in 1999 they commented on the need for young talent, saying:

 “Concern has been recorded many times about the lack of younger members of the village community joining the Association.  This is still a concern today.  We are told that gardening is the nation’s favourite pastime and we need our younger people to help this important part of the village life to continue.”

Stand-out entrants in the children’s classes included Matthew Rounsevell for his Scarecrow and evocative photograph entitled Little and Large. Teenager Henry Langmaid took 1st prize with his hand-made wooden toolbox. And the George Keast Memorial Shield Gardener of the Year went to Abi Brown.

Stunning floral displays in the Decorative classes saw many familiar names including Joan Harvey and Jane Bulmer. Joan delighted everyone with her amazing design for a Decorated Hat, using layer upon layer of glossy camellia leaves. Her imagination and skill shone through in other titles including “Rose Garden”, “Water Garden” and “Rock Garden”.

Brian Philp and Morley Tubb shared 1st prize for their potatoes, and Brian scooped up further prizes for his runner beans and cabbages, lifting the Association Cup for most points in the vegetable classes. He also took the Glanville Cup for Best Vegetable Exhibit.

The Cornish Garden Society Award for Best Exhibit was awarded to Dawn Clark and Brian Philp who won Silver Gilt and Gold respectively.

The I&C Keast Memorial Cup for Best Bloom went to John Philp for his beautiful golden dahlia, and John also took Best Exhibit in the flower classes.

Marie Farey won prizes for fruit and flowers and Pat Bucknell took the Jubilee cup for her vibrant collection of ‘Hot Flowers’ .

Overall winner of the Cookery Classes was Ann Henderson, who baked vegetable samosas and also a cake reflecting 100 years of the WI.

Chairman John Hancock said “Thank you to everyone on the committee for all their dedicated hard work and to everyone who came along to support the day."  If you would like to join the Association or find out how you can help to support the show, please email John  Hancock: john7hancock@yahoo.co.uk


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