The show is held annually on the last Saturday in September. The exhibition of flowers, fruit, vegetables, baking, preserves, art, photography and handicrafts is held in the Village Hall opening at 3 p.m.
Exhibitors must live within a five mile radius of Willingham by Stow and produce must be grown in the area. We hope that you will continue to support this friendly village tradition and look forward to seeing your entries in the next show.
Willingham by Stow’s 72nd annual Horticultural Show
Margaret Smith, President of the Show Society, welcomed all the visitors to the show, held on 29th September, and thanked the exhibitors, judges and the committee for putting on such a lovely display of garden produce, baking, art, photography and handicrafts. Despite the unusual weather conditions during the growing season, the fruit, vegetable and blooms entries were pleasing. She said, however, that the number of entries into the Children’s classes had been rather disappointing and urged parents and grandparents to encourage their children to participate, to ensure the show continues to flourish.
Sue Bingham, Chairperson of the committee, then asked Reverend Nicola Penn-Allison to present the prizes. Rev. Nicola said that she was very honoured to have been asked to present the prizes but very grateful that she had not had to judge the entries, which she said made a wonderful and colourful display.
The Aggregate Cup for the person with the most overall points at the show was won jointly by Gary Tyson and Dorothy Wain. The Junior Aggregate Cup was won by Elsie Bingham. Following the trophy presentations and the raffle, Matthew Bates held an excellent auction of produce, money raised goes towards the running of next year’s show.
The committee members are very grateful to the many people who helped make the show a success, particularly to the teachers of Sturton School and the Beaver and Cub leaders. The number of people coming to look at the exhibition was good, and the Show committee members hope that the show will remain an important part of village life.
Margaret Smith welcomes the visitors