Croughton Flower & Vegetable Show 2010

Croughton Allotmenteers Annual Flower & Vegetable Show

1st January 1970

2010 Show Update

Thank you to everyone who came along on the day and to those of you who gave a willing helping hand - friends, family and allotment holders, with special thanks to the judges - Steve Chessum, Diane Watts, Phil Lucas, Sylvia Boasman and Helen Peacocke.
There were 250 exhibits across the five categories. Due to the persistent rain running up to show day the number of exhibits in the floral section was slightly down on last year but, while it was raining, everyone seems to have been in their kitchens as we had a high number of entries in the Homecraft section!
On sale in the hall were a good selection of local vegetables, herbs, fruit, home-made jams, pickles and local honey.
Our raffle was well supported with many prizes including a huge basket of fruit, a picnic hamper, vouchers from the Co-op, garden centres and a local butcher, a Sunday Lunch at the Blackbird, bottles with various alcoholic contents and much more. Thank you to all the people who donated these superb prizes.
Diane Watts offered for raffle a beautiful floral arrangement – which raised £49.50, all proceeds going directly to our charities.
Trophies were awarded to:
Fran Bodley-Scott for Best Vegetable exhibit
Sam Durno for Best Floral exhibit
Geoff Dilley for Best Home-craft exhibit
The two children’s trophies were awarded to – Samuel Dilley and Hannah Jones
Jamie Bodley-Scott took the prize for Best Photographic exhibit
The Basil Coles Trophy, for 7 first places, was awarded to Fran Bodley-Scott
The Best in Show medal was presented to Fran Bodley-Scott for her vegetable exhibit of 2 sticks of celery.
This year we included a special class for an A4 Poster advertising the show for 2011 which we will use in our advertising campaign next year. The winner of this class was Nathan Smart.
The charities we are supporting this year are Cancer Research UK and Help for Heroes. The figures are yet to be finalised but we are hopeful that circa £400 will be donated to our charities. Letters of receipt will be posted on the allotments notice board in due course.
Finally – everyone tells us to keep the show going as it is such a wonderful community event, but so many people say on the day - ‘I have a bean longer than that one’ or ‘my flowers are as good as those’. Please don’t think about it – do it! We need your input to keep going. See you next year, when hopefully - ‘We’ll meet again!’

Award winning vegetables



Show organisers (L-R): Steve Chessum, Jean Coles, Shirley Golsby, Paulina Chessum and Richard Golsby


Flower arrangement by Diane Watts