Annual Coaley Produce Show features finest produce and crafts
ALL vegetables great and small filled Coaley village hall for a celebrated annual show.
The 66th Coaley Produce Show showed off residents’ gardening, art, craft and cookery skills on Saturday, September 7.
Flowers, preserves, fruit and vegetables and a wide variety of crafts were on display.
Organisers said entries were slightly down this year with around 500 entries by 71 villagers.
"This was partly as two of our most enthusiastic gardeners have moved away from the village," explained chairman Marion McDowell. "We were pleased with the amount of entries of fruit and vegetables considering the cold start to the year – at least lovely July weather finally brought our gardens into bloom."
Florence Curson took home the Vegetable Cup and the Major Memorial Award, Tylan Bahcheli the G. S. Neal Cup for Fruit and Ann Bahcheli and Pat Grimwood the Flower Cup.
The Rose Bowl went to Isobel Farmer and the Coaley W.I. Cup for Arts and Crafts to Jo Attwooll.
Fun children’s classes included decorated jellies, paper hats, collages and homemade sweets
The Jean Steel Cup for Children was awarded to Jack Cook, while Lizzie Burrows and Maisie Spiers shared the Billet Cup for Children.
Ms McDowell added: "Photography sections were very well supported, possibly as two of the classes, A Sunset and Garden Visitors, had many entries taken of the fantastic sunset two weeks ago and also the huge number of butterflies visiting our gardens recently.
"We had nine entries for our annual gardens cup. This year the feature was A Place to Sit. We visited gardens the full length of our village and saw formal gardens, vegetable gardens and streamside gardens. There were some lovely views and interesting gardening styles. We are thinking about Wildlife Gardens" for next year's theme."
The Coaley Produce Show annual general meeting is on Thursday, October 10 (7.30pm) in the Jubilee room in the village hall. There will be cheese and wine and a fun quiz.
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