Fun in the sun for Rudgwick show

The 69th Ellens Green & Rudgwick Summer Show SUS-140721-171802001
The 69th Ellens Green & Rudgwick Summer Show SUS-140721-171802001
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The 69th Ellens Green & Rudgwick Summer Show took place on Saturday July 12 in perfect weather.

The Crawley Millennium Band played a selection of arrangements of songs from popular musicals next to the tea tent which carried out a brisk trade in refreshments and delicious home-made cakes.

There were many trade stalls, as well as the popular Bric-a-brac, Produce, Plant, Tombola and Raffle stalls. The traditional games were a great success with parents and children alike; the Coconut Shy, Cork gun, Skittles as well as the Tug of War which was won by the Sons of Thunder. The races were highly competitive, especially the Men’s Race where one competitor almost took to the air in his eagerness to win.

Following the judging, the Exhibition Marquee was opened to the public at 2pm. The scent from the sweetpeas and roses in the floral section was heady stuff, as were the exhibits themselves ranging from vegetables to photos, home-made liqueurs to children’s handicrafts.

The Companion Dog show, was held for the first time under the auspices of the Horsham and District Canine Society. The dogs behaved impeccably and appeared to enjoy their day in the sun as much as their proud owners.

Sue Beckwith-Smith presented the trophies.

Cup winners:

The Lady Silkin Perpetual Cup - Rosie Jarratt

The R.G. Tullet Perpetual Memorial Cup - Dave Ockenden

The Rudgwick Rose Bowl - Irene Perry/Nicola Yuill

The Napper Perpetual memorial Bowl - Dave Ockenden

The Magpies Cup - Ian Clemens

The Frank Howard Memorial Trophy - Sashi Verrall

The Association Perpetual Cup - Jean Lawrence

The Lady Silkin Ladies Cup - Zoe Childs

The Cecilia Butcher Trophy - Jean Lawrence

The Children’s Perpetual Cup - Isla Saker

The Harry Jelley Memorial Cup - Lucy Tanner

The RHS Banksian Medal - Ian Clemens

The Gatwick Airport Community Trust Plate - Ben Tilley

The Rudgwick Tug-of-War Plate - Sons of Thunder

Report and pictures contributed by Kate Robertson, Hon Sec EG&RGA.