Monday, 21 June 2021

Another success for villages’ spring show

DOZENS of people visited the Goring Heath and Whitchurch spring show.

DOZENS of people visited the Goring Heath and Whitchurch spring show.

There were almost 140 exhibits across eight classes at the event, which took place at Goring Heath parish hall on Saturday.

The overall winner was Liz Gibson, from Whitchurch Hill, who also won the arts and crafts trophy.

Mrs Gibson, 62, said: “I entered something in most classes, including painting, cookery and photography.

“I’ve been a part of the show for the past 10 years and have won a few awards before.” The Betty Hayer Memorial Cup for most points in the flowers section went to David Sexon, a former headmaster of the Oratory Preparatory School in Goring Heath.

Peter Dragonetti, chairman of Goring Heath Parish Council, won the cup for most points in the egg class.

Helen Willis, a member of the organising committee, said: “We didn’t have quite as many exhibits as usual but I think it went very well considering that we were competing for people’s attention with the Grand National, the Boat Races and the final weekend of the Easter holidays.

“There was a good number of visitors so there was a nice buzz in the hall throughout the afternoon.”

The full results were as follows: Whitchurch Hill Trophy for most points overall – Liz Gibson; Betty Haytor Memorial Cup for most points in flower section – David Sexon; Floral Arrangement Trophy – Susan Sexon; Arts and Crafts Trophy – Liz Gibson; Egg Cup – Peter Dragonetti; Baking and Preserves Cup – Pam Wilkinson; Photography Cup – Tricia Clapp; Douglas Allardyce Memorial Rose Bowl for most outstanding exhibit in the vegetables, fruit and flowers sections – David Pearson; Children’s Cup – Eve Taylor; 2nd place rosette – Woody Taylor; 3rd place rosette – Tessa Ireland.

The Goring Heath and Whitchurch autumn show will take place on September 5 and will include a photography competition with three themes – at the seaside, pets and in the woods.

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