Monday, 9 September 2013

Old Buckenham's own village produce show

On show
There was plenty of activity at the Old Buckenham Produce and Handicraft Show on Sunday 8 September. Things were particularly busy in the morning with entries coming in from 56 different people and a grand total of 374 separate entries. Particularly pleasing were the nine entries in the classes for eggs, a category that had been reintroduced for the first time for over ten years.
Judging took place from late morning until lunch time so that everything was ready for the public viewing in the afternoon. The prizes were presented by Lynn Milner, chair of the Village Hall Management Committee. Debbie Thomas was particularly successful, picking up the trophies for most points in the classes for preserves, cookery, vegetables and fruit. John Frost got the trophies for eggs, flowers and pot plants, sharing this last award with Jane Burrows. Betty Stacy won the handicraft and Pat Dickinson the art. The afternoon finished off with an auction of much of the produce and a well-supported raffle.
The event was organised and run by the Old Buckenham Women’s Institute and their president, Susan Hunter, thanked everyone for their help and support which had ensured that this popular event was enjoyable, informative and was expected to make a little money for WI funds.

Here are a few photos showing the entries in the heaviest marrow class, judging in progress, some children's entries and the auctioneer at work selling the surplus produce.

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