On Saturday August 16, the Small Dole Horticultural Society held its 70th Summer Show in Mackleys Field, Small Dole.
Despite the wet and windy weather earlier in the week, we were blessed with ideal conditions for the day enabling a large crowd to enjoy all the sideshows or sit with a piece of delicious cake and a cup of tea whilst listening to the Patcham Silver Band.
It was a great opportunity for friends to meet at this traditional family show. Dog owners enjoyed showing their pets in a Fun Dog Show which was very well supported.
The number and variety of stalls was the best for many years, enabling many local and national charities to raise much needed funds. Of particular interest to our visitors were the stands featuring family and village history plus illustrated information about the First World War.
To mark this years anniversary of 100 years since the beginning of WW1, some of the themes for exhibits related to the 1940s and The War Years.
A flower arrangement class ‘Lest we forget’ was very well supported - picture of the winning entry by Karen Trace is above. Also of great interest were the entries for the ‘Themed 1940s picnic for two’ which included Ration Books, Identity Cards, 1940s newspapers and some lovely vintage picnic ware with the winning entry pictured right.
Although the number of flower and vegetable entries were down on last year, the crafts,floral art, cookery and children’s classes were very well represented and the standards very high.
J. Ellert Cup won by Margaret Stoner
Woods Mill Challenge Cup won by Steve Long
Tottington Challenge Trophy won by Robert Walker
Albert Fish Cup won by Robert Walker
Charlie Fish Cup won by Michael Galvin
Ann Phillips Cup won by Steve Long
Murial Gretton Cup won by Sandra Long
Olive Wellstead Cup won by Ann Simpson
Noakes Cup won by Karen Trace
Oreham Playgroup Cup won by Charlie Witherden
Hillview Cup won by William Rudling
Marjorie Carreck Cup won by Milly Rudling
S A Fish Cup won by Luke Beale
Drummond Cup won by Hazel Carter
Stewart Christie Cup won by Peter Bull
Adurvale Perpetual Trophy won by Lorraine Vercoe
Gluckstein Cup won by Karin Hay
Small Dole W I Cup won by Karen Trace
Joan Carr Cup won by Michael Galvin
The Banksian Medal was awarded to Robert Walker
The highest scoring lady contestant was Karen Trace and the highest scoring gent was Robert Walker
Oreham Cup won by Karen Trace
John Scutt Challenge Trophy won by Lesley Cox
W J Harris Cup won by Janet Daly
David Bubloz Cup won by Karen Trace
Bert Harman Cup won by Lesley Cox
Nellie Tyrrell Shield won by Janet Daly
Bert & Vera Fish Cup won by Robert Walker
Bert Ellert Challenge Cup won by Lesley Cox
Marjorie Clothier Shield won jointly by Milly Rudling & William Rudling
Mary Holder Cup won by Milly Rudling
Sadlington Goblet won by Sandra Chamberlain
Report and pictures contributed by David Barrett.