The weather was excellent for the 42nd Potton Flower and Vegetable Show which attracted 186 exhibitors with more than 800 items.
The standard this year was excellent for the show held on Saturday, September 12.
As well as the competitions the children were entertained with a Punch and Judy Show and there was entertainment by the Heartzease Morris Dancers. The Potton History Society put on a display.
Cllr Adam Zerny presented the prizes and awards, which was followed by an auction of produce run by Mike O’Keefe.
The day concluded with a barn dance and fish and chip supper. A craft fair was held on Sunday, September 13.
The organisers thank all who took part.
If you would like to be involved with the show call Sheila on 01767 261047.
Show Winner: TE Housden Cup, Mr I Hodgson; Vegetables: Cup Asmer Seeds Limited, Mr I Hodgson. Potton Show Top Tray, Party On Potton; Vegetables: (Novice) Cup Anne Kitchener, Mrs Carol West; Fruit: Cup Potton Timber Engineering, Mr A Whiteman. Shield (Best Apple) Sid Whitfield Memorial, Mr A Whiteman; Flowers: Cup A Bohall Esq, Mr A Whiteman. Salver (most Fuchsia points) Tom Messenger Memorial, Mr M Stone. Shield (Begonias) The Houghton Shield, Mr M Stone. Rose Bowl (most Rose points) Sheila Wilson Rose Bowl, Mr A Whiteman; Dahlias: National Dahlia Society Silver Medal, Mr R Day; General: Cup (Painting & Drawing) Mrs Yates, Adele Jackson. Cup (Handicrafts) The Committee,. Jill White; Wine: Cup The Twinning Association, Ms M Jackson; Cookery: The Ladies Club (Preserves), Mrs H Walder. Lindsay Cake Slice, Best Sponge, Mrs L Sexton. Messrs Jackson Trophy Cookery, Mrs H Botteley; Home Handicrafts: Migalle Cup, Mrs N Collins; Photographic: Cups, Potton Cons Charities, Mrs S Orchard. Dave Radford Memorial, Mrs Chris Boxall; Childrens: Cup 12-16 Yrs, Emma Brown. Cup 8-11 Yrs, Florie Miles. Cup 5-7 Yrs, Alefiya Sudhaman. Cup Under 5 Yrs, Skylar Rivett. Sunflower, Anna Temple;
Vegetables: Class 2: A vegetable collection, 1st Mr I Hodgson; Class 3, 6 Onions grown from sets, 1st Potton Lower School; Class 4 6 Onions, seed sown, 1st David Hockley, 2nd Sue Miles, 3rd Sue Miles; Class 5 6 Onions, grown from seed or set, 1st Sue Miles, 2nd Mr I Hodgson; Class 6 5 Potatoes, white, 1st Mr I Hodgson; Class 7 5 Potatoes, coloured, Mr I Hodgson 1st, 3rd Mrs J Bell; Class 8 9 Shallots, large, 1st David Hockley, 2nd Mr I Hodgson; Class 9 9 Shallots, pickling, 1st David Hockley, 2nd Mr I Hodgson; Class 10 9 Runner beans, 1st Miss A Botteley, 2nd Mr I Hodgson; Class 12 2 Marrows, 1st Mr I Hodgson; Class 13 3 Beetroot, 1st Mr I Hodgson, 2nd Potton Lower School, 3rd Ms E Dear; Class 14 3 Parsnips, 1st Mr I Hodgson, 2nd Potton Lower School; Class 15 3 Carrots, other than long, 1st Mr I Hodgson, 3rd Ms E Dear; Class 17 3 Leeks, 1st Charlie Couchman; Class 18 6 Tomatoes, 1st Ms E Dear; Class 19 9 Cherry Tomatoes, 1st Mr I Hodgson, 2nd Ms E Dear, 3rd Mr David Hockley; Class 20 Heaviest marrow, 1st Potton Lower School; Class 21 4 Peppers, 1st Charlie Couchman, 2nd Mrs G Smith, 3rd Phil Carroll; Class 22 Sweet corn 3 cobs, 1st Mr I Hodgson; Class 24 A collection of herbs, 1st Miss P Dorey, 2nd Potton Lower School, 3rd M E Taylor; Class 25 1 Longest runner bean, 1st Mr I Hodgson, 2nd Mr R Leonard, rd Ms E Dear; Class 27 1 Heaviest untrimmed onion, 1st Mr David Hockley; Class 28 1 misshaped or ugly vegetable, 1st Rosanna Jackson, 2nd Ms E Dear;
Class 29 1 kind of any other vegetable, 1st; Mrs H Botteley, 2nd Mrs S Rowell; Class 30 3 Courgettes, 1st Miss A Botteley; Class 31 1 Vegetable & 1 cut flower in a vase, 1st David Hockley, 2nd Mrs J Bell, 3rd Mr I Hodgson; Class 32 Potton Show Top Tray, 1st Mr I Hodgson.
Novice vegetables: Class 33 6 Cherry Tomatoes, 1st Carol West, 2nd Rosanna Jackson; Class 34 6 Runner beans, 1st Carol West, 2nd Mrs M Werry; Class 40 3 Tomatoes, 1st Rosanna Jackson.
Fruit: Class 42 4 Dessert pears, 1st Mr J Tennant, 2nd C D Buxton, 3rd Fiona Cook; Class 43 20 Blackberries, 1st Mr A Whiteman; Class 44 20 Raspberries, 1st Ralph Parsons, 2nd Mr A Whiteman; Class 45 6 Plums, 1st Ms E Dear, 2nd Ralph Parsons; Class 46 1 Bunch Grapes, 1st Fiona Cook, 2nd Mr A Whiteman, 3rd Dr Theresa Huxley; Class 47 Any other fruit, one kind, 1st Ralph Parsons, 2nd Mr J Tennant, 3rd Dr Theresa Huxley; Class 48 4 Cooking Apples, 1st Mr A Whiteman, 2nd Mr I Hodgson, 3rd C D Buxton; Class 49 4 Dessert Apples, 1st Mr A Whiteman, 2nd Ralph Parsons, 3rd Mrs S Rowell.
Flowers: Class 50 Potton Show Best Vase, 1st Mr A Whiteman, 2nd Mrs G Smith; Class 51 1 Rose, specimen hybrid tea, 1st Mr A Whiteman; Class 52 1 Stem cluster flowered roses, 1st Mrs G Hodgson, 2nd Mr A Whiteman; Class 53 4 Roses, hybrid tea, 3rd Mr A Whiteman; Class 54 A vase of garden flowers, 1st Mrs G Hodgson, 2nd Sue Miles, 3rd Miss P Dorey; Class 55 5 Asters, 1st Mr E Firby, 2nd Mrs G. Hodgson, 3rd Mr E Firby; Class 56 3 Gladioli blooms, 1st/2nd Mr K Miles; Class 57 1 Gladioli specimen stem, 1st /2nd Mr K Miles, 3rd Mr I Hodgson; Class 58 1 Pot of Begonia, 1st Mr M Stone, 2nd Mrs G Smith, 3rd S Stone; Class 59 Foliage, shrub, 1st Jill White, 2nd Mrs G Smith; Class 60 Flowering Shrub, 1st Sue Miles, 2nd Mrs G Smith.
Class 61 1 Pot plant, foliage, 1st Jill White, 2nd/3rd Mr A Whiteman; Class 62 1 pot plant flower, 1st Mrs G Smith, 2nd Miss C Wylam, 3rd Mrs K Donachie; Class 63 1 Cactus or succulent, 1st/2nd Mr A Whiteman, 3rd Mr M Botteley; Class 64 1 Single flowered Fuchsia, 1st Mr M Stone, 2nd/3rd Mr A Whiteman; Class 65 1 Double flowered Fuchsia, 1st Mr M Stone, 2nd Mrs G Smith, 3rd Mr A Whiteman; Class 66 1 pot tryphilla flower, 1st/2nd Mr A Whiteman; Class 67 1 geranium/pelargonium, 1st Mrs G Smith, 2nd/3rd Mr A Whiteman.3rd Mr A Whiteman.
Dahlias: Class 71 Championship Class, 1st Mr Day; Class 72 Decoratives 1 giant or large bloom, 3rd Mr S Chessum; Class 73 Decoratives 3 mediums, 1st/2nd Mr Day, 3rd Mr S Chessum; Class 74 Decoratives 3 Small or miniatures, 1st/2ndMr Day, 3rd Mr S Chessum; Class 75 Cactus and Semi Cactus 1 giant or large bloom, 1st/2nd Mr Day, 3rd Mr S Chessum; Class 77 cactus and semi cactus 3 Small or miniatures, 1st/2nd Mr Day 2nd, 3rd Mr S Chessum; Class 78 Ball Dahlias 3 Small or miniatures, 1st Mr I Hodgson, 2nd Mr S Chessum, 3rd L Bardner; Class 79 5 Pompon Dahlias, 1st Mr S Chessum; Class 80 Novice Mixed Dahlia, 1st Mrs G Hodgson, 2nd/3rd Mrs J Bell.
Chrysanthemums: Class 81 Incurved Decoratives Medium, 1st Mr E Firby; Class 84 3 stems of sprays, 1st/2nd Mr E Firby, 3rd Mr A Whiteman;
General: Class 102 1 Handicraft exhibit - other than wall hanging, 1st Rosanna Jackson, 2nd Mrs Paula Evetts; Class 103 An exhibit using wet of dry felting, 1st Jill White; Class 104 Handmade item of jewellery, 1st/2nd Rachel Swinson, 3rd Mrs G Smith; Class 105 1 Handmade greetings card, 1st/2nd Anne Horgan, 3rd Paula Evetts; Class 106 1 Handicraft wall hanging (not needlework) 1st Jill White, 2nd Mrs G Smith; Class 107 A textile wall hanging, 1st Mrs S Rowell; Class 111 A drawing in graphite pencil or coloured pencils, 1st Adele Jackson, 2nd Peter Bennett; Class 112 1 Pen and in drawing or ink wash, 1st Adele Jackson, 2nd Mrs R Kimber; Class 113 A pastel drawing, 1st Susan Izzard, 2nd Mrs S Holes, 3rd Mr S Shohet; Class 114 1 painting - acryllic, 1st Susan Izzard, 2nd Mrs J Rothery, 3rd Adele Jackson; Class 115 1 painting - water colours, 1st Mrs R Kimber, 2nd M E Taylor, 3rd Mrs Chris Boxall;
Wine: Class 116 1 bottle dry white wine, 1st Miss M Harrington; Class 117 1 bottle dry red wine, 1st Mr J Stott; Class 119 1 bottle sweet red wine, 1st Derek Izzard; Class 120 1 bottle hedgerow liqueur, 1st Mrs D Black, 2nd Tammy Gant, 3rd M E Taylor; Class 122 1 bottle of slow gin, 1st Miss M Jackson, 2nd Terry Woods, 3rd Mr R Leonard.
Cookery: Class 125 Fruit Cake, 1st Mrs H Botteley, 2nd Robin Ashdown, 3rd Mrs Anne Horgan; Class 126 Apple Pie, 1st Mr S Plummer, 2nd Mrs H Botteley, 3rd Mr B Jefferd; Class 127 1 Round Shortbread, 1st Jonah Summer, 2nd Mrs B Ritson, 3rd Oscar Tipper; Class 128 4 Muffins, 1st Mrs Celia Shohet, 2nd Mrs B Ritson, 3rd Terry Woods; Class 129 6 Fruit Scones, 1stMrs S Lane, 2nd Mrs Tammy Gant, 3rd Mrs D Powell; lass 130 6 Cheese Straws, 1st Mr B Jefferd, 2nd Mrs Carol West, 3rd Oscar Tipper; Class 131 6 Decorated cupcakes, 1st Mrs H Botteley, 2nd Miss L Powell, 3rd Mr T Noakes; Class 132 Victoria Sandwich, 1st Mrs L Sexton, 2nd Mrs P Tibbs, 3rd Mrs N Sexton; Class 133 Homemade loaf of bread, 1st Mrs R Kimber, 2nd/3rd Mr E Sands; Class 134 Lemon Drizzle Cake, 1st Mrs N Sexton, 2nd Mrs L Sexton, 3rd Mrs H Botteley; Class 135 A decorated sandwich cake, 1st Mrs H Botteley, 2nd Miss H Powell, 3rd Miss L Powell; Class 136 6 sweets or petit fours, 1st Mrs H Botteley, 2nd Mrs B Ritson, rd Mrs S Hudson; Class 138 4 Muffins, 1st Mrs Tammy Gant, 2nd Miss M Jackson, 3rd Phil Carroll; Class 139 6 Biscuits, 1st Carol West, 2nd Mrs H Botteley, 3rd Mrs N Sexton; Class 140 6 Jam Tarts, 1st Mrs H Botteley, 2nd Oscar Tipper, 3rd Miss B Sergent; Class 141 6 Butterfly Cake, 1st Mrs B Ritson, 2nd Carol West, 3rd Mrs N Sexton; Class 142 A gingerbread loaf, 1st Mrs K Donachie, 2nd Mrs H Botteley, 3rd Mr B Jefferd; Class 143 A date and walnut loaf, 1st Miss M Jackson, 2nd Mrs G Trigg, 3rd Jane Brice. Cookery - children’s: Class 150 3 to Under 5 4 chocolate crispy cakes, 1st Skylar Rivett; Class 151 3 to under 5, 4 decorated biscuits 1stSkylar Rivett, 2nd Maddie Shohet, 3rd Florence Sexton; Class 152 5 – 7 years 4 cookies, 1st Murray Peirce, 2nd Joe Steer, 3rd Will Steer; Class 153, 5 – 7 years 6 homemade sweets 1st Alefiya Sudhaman, 2nd Sophie Hope, 3rd Q Tennant; Class 154 8 – 11 years 6 decorated fairy cakes, 1st Grace Hope, 2nd Gemma Corcoran, 3rd Amy Ritson; Class 155 8-11 years Decorated gingerbread man, 1st Jess Gant, 2nd Amy Ritson, 3rd Gemma Corcoran; Class 156 8 - 11 years 6 handmade sweets, 1st Owen Smith, 2nd Gemma Corcoran, 3rd Florie Miles; Class 157 12-16 years, Victoria Sandwich, 1stEmma Brown, 2nd Josie Shohet; Class 158 12- 16 years 4 cupcakes, 1st Maddie Shohet, 2nd Emma Brown; Class 159 12-16 years 6 homemade sweets, 1st Mark Corcoran.
Preserves: Class 160 1 Jar soft fruit jam 1st Mrs K. Donachie, 2nd Mrs H. Walder, 3rd Mrs H. Botteley. Class 161 1 Jar jam stone fruit 1st Mrs H Walder, 2nd Mr R Smith, 3rd Mrs S Lane; Class 162 1 Jar jelly, 1st Rachel Swinston, 2nd Percy Haygreen. Class 163 1 Jar lemon curd, 1st Miss E Bailey. Class 164 1 Jar of marmalade, 1st Anne Horgan, 2nd Jane Le Suer. Class 165 1 Jar chutney 1st Mrs H Walder, 2nd Mrs K Donachie. Class 166 1 Jar pickles, 1st/2nd Mrs D Black, 3rd Celia Shohet.
Home handicrafts: Class 200 1 Article of hand knitting for an adult 1st Mrs N Collins, 2nd Ms E Dear, 3rd Helen Potter. Class 202 1 Article of crochet, 1st Helen Potter, 2nd Julian Deans, 3rd Mrs D Black. Class 204 1 scarf, 1st/2nd Mrs N Collins, 3rd Helen Potter. Class 205 1 Article of needlework, 1st Mrs J Noakes. Class 206 Article of new clothing from old, 1st Jill White. Class 207 A handmade toy, 1st Julian Deans, 2nd Mrs N Collins, Miss Julian Deans. Class 208 A handmade hat, 1st Mrs N Collins, 2nd/3rd Helen Potter. Class 209 1 Article of quilting (using machine) 1st Miss T Wye. Class 211 1 Article of counted cross stitch, 1st Florence Hodgson, 2nd Mrs P Tibbs.
Class 212 1 article of hand knitting for a child, 1st Mrs N Collins, 2nd Jill White, 3rd Mrs N Collins.Class 213 A pincushion, 1st Paula Evetts. Class 214 1 Article of patchwork, 1st Anne Horgan, 2nd Mrs P Warren, 3rd Anne Horgan. Class 215 1 Article of clothing from a pattern, 1st Mrs G Hodgson. Class 216 1 Article of tapestry, 1st Mrs P Tibbs. Class 220 5-7 - An article of cross stitch, 1st Elsa Miles. Class 221 8-11 - A hand-sewn pincushion, 1st Gemma Corcoran, 2nd Florie Miles, 3rd Isobel Miles. Class 222 12-16 - A hand knitted or crocheted toy, 1st Emma Brown.
Photographic: Class 300 Wildlife, 1st Mrs S Orchard, 2nd Mr S Leonard, 3rd Miss Liz Osman. Class 301 Winter/Snow, 1st Mrs S Orchard, 2nd Katie Brown, 3rd Neville Mooney. Class 302 Transport, 1st Mrs S Orchard, 2nd Jon Mayes, 3rd Mr G McCann. Class 303 Water, 1st Mrs N Dilley, 2nd Mrs S Orchard, 3rd Mrs L McCann. Class 304 Reflections, 1st Mrs L McCann, 2nd Mr G McCann, 3rd Mrs S Orchard. Class 305 Shades of blue, 1st Katie Brown, 2nd Mr G McCann, 3rd Mrs N Dilley. Class 306 Rainbow, 1st Jon Mayes. Class 307 Beach huts, 1st Mrs S Orchard, 2nd/3rd Katie Brown. Class 308 What a spectacle, 1st Sally Miles, 2nd Mr A Zerny. Class 309 Any subject, 1st Mrs Chris Boxall, 2nd Florie Miles, 3rd Mr A Zerny. Class 310 Digital Montage, 1st Hugh Spence, 2nd Mrs S Orchard. Class 311 Any subject (Advanced), 1st Mrs S Orchard, 2nd Hugh Spence. Class 312 On the farm (Under 16), 1st Joe Auckland, 2nd Mark Corcoran. Class 313 Any subject (Under 16), 1st Robyn Peirce, 2nd Miss G Giddings, 3rd Joseph Stevenson.
Children’s: 3-5 years: Class 400 A picture or pattern in paint, pencil or crayon, 1st/2nd Ruth Mooney.Class 401 Colour or decorate the Show poster, 1st Skylar Rivett, 2nd Florence Sexton, 3rd I Robinson Class 402 Decorate a hard boiled egg, 1st Skylar Rivett. Class 403 A decorated paper plate, max. size 9”1st Skylar Rivett, 2nd Ruth Mooney. 5-7 years: Class 404 A decorated pebble, 1st Grace Mooney, 2nd Holly Miller, 3rd Q Tennant. Class 405, An animal model from fresh vegetable and/or fruit material, 1st A Watson, 2nd/3rd Stanley Auckland. Class 406, A picture or pattern in pen, pencil, crayon or paint, 1st Poppy Miller, 2nd Alefiya Sudhaman, 3rd Mia Kelly. Class 407, a collage, 1st Elsa Miles. Class 408 An edible necklace, 1st R Watson, 2nd Lucas Gant. Class 409 Colour or decorate the Show Poster, 1st Miles Taylor, 2nd Grace Mooney, 3rd Mia Kelly. Class 410 Make and decorate a face mask, 1st Alefiya Sudhaman. Class 411 Handwritten poem, 1st A Watson, 2nd Grace Mooney, 3rd Mia Kelly. Class 412 Decorate a plant pot, 1st Cordelia Evetts, 2nd Alefiya Sudhaman, 3rd Elsa Miles. Class 413 Make a miniature floating garden, 1st Edie Auckland. 8-14 years: Class 414 A clock face made from sweets, 1st Poppy Jack, 2nd Gemma Corcoran, 3rd Florie Miles. Class 415 A picture in pen, pencil, crayon, paint – any subject A4 max, 1st Rohan Sudhaman, 2nd/3rd Helena Nicolaides. Class 416 Colour or decorate the show poster, 1st Helena Nicolaides, 2nd Florie Miles, 3rd Isobel Miles. Class 417 A collage made of natural materials A4 max, 1st Gemma Corcoran, 2nd Florie Miles, 3rd Isobel Miles. Class 418 An animal model from fresh vegetable and/or fruit material, 1st Florie Miles, 2nd Isobel Miles, 3rd Helena Nicolaides. Class 419 A computer generated poster advertising The Potton Show, 1st Florie Miles, 2nd Helena Nicolaides, 3rd Gemma Corcoran. Class 420 A handmade item of jewellery, 1st Isobel Miles, 2nd/3rd Helena Nicolaides. Class 421 Handwritten poem on A4 paper, 1st Florie Miles, 2nd Helena Nicolaides, 3rd Isobel Miles. Class 422 Decorate a T-Shirt, 1st Florie Miles, 2nd Isobel Miles, 3rd Jess Gant. Class 423 An edible necklace, 1st Gemma Corcoran, 2nd Poppy Jack, 3rd Isobel Miles. Class 424 A design of a machine to save the planet resources, 1st Henry Gibb, 2nd Rachel Gibb. 12-16 years: Class 425 Design an A4 advertising poster for next year’s Show, 1st Maddie Shohet, 2nd Emma Brown, 3rd Mr S Sergent. Class 426 A painting or drawing – any subject A4 max, 1st Miss J Noakes, 2nd Freya Jackson, 3rd Emma Brown. Class 427 Recycle an item of clothing, 1st Emma Brown, 2nd Freya Jackson. Class 428 A handwritten quotation, 1st Josie Shohet, 2nd Emma Brown, 3rd Maddie Shohet. Class 429 Design a Greetings Card computer enhanced, 1st Emma Brown. Class 431 Decorate a T-Shirt, 1st S Stone. Class 432 A floral arrangement in a tea cup & saucer, 1st Emma Brown, 2nd Robyn Peirce. Class 434 Largest sunflower head, 1st Anna Temple.