Red, white and blue show

Trophy winners Phil Hildred, Jackie Priestley, Lou Ashurst, James Milson, Vera Hankins, Jasmine Ashworth, Liz Margrave, Derek Richardson, Ted Portass and Rhiannon Clark with show host Nigel Appleyard, centre.
Trophy winners Phil Hildred, Jackie Priestley, Lou Ashurst, James Milson, Vera Hankins, Jasmine Ashworth, Liz Margrave, Derek Richardson, Ted Portass and Rhiannon Clark with show host Nigel Appleyard, centre.
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MIDDLE Rasen and District Horticultural Society marked their 70th annual show in style.

The marquee was dressed in red, white and blue to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the Olympics, and when all the exhibits were put on display it very much looked the part.

And this year’s show had a new venue – the Nags Head – with landlord Nigel Appleyard thanked by society president Joyce Rhodes for hosting the event.

“We are indebted to Nigel, who has been wonderful and nothing has been too much trouble,” she said.

The committee also express their thanks to all the sponsors, people who gave donations and those who provided cakes and raffle prizes, as well as help given on the day.

“The show is a wonderful occasion and brings the village together,” said Nigel.

“Unlike many villages, the traditional show continues here at Middle Rasen, and if the society would like to come here again next year then I will be happy to host the event.”

Nigel went on to present the prizes.

The winners were: Hubert Trophy and replica – John Bennett; Committee Cup – Phil Hildred, runner-up shield Terry and Jackie Priestley; Medallion Best Exhibit Section, vegetables – Dick Fleckney; Sinclair McGill Shield – Dick Fleckney; Sam and Kath Bontoft Trophy – Phil Hildred; A Capp Memorial Trophy – Terry and Jackie Priestley; Medallion Best Exhibit Section B, fruit – Phil Hildred; Bernard Trevor Memorial Trophy – Rhiannon Clark; Greens Trophy – Pat Douglas; Edith Ward Memorial Trophy – Ted Portass; Joseph Sergeant Memorial Trophy – Ted Portass; C D Sutton Trophy – Val Wright, runner-up Vera Hankin; Harry Leonard Memorial Trophy – Lou Ashurst; Joyce Rhodes Trophy – Phil Hildred; Pansy Trophy – William Pickwell; Medallion Best Exhibit Section A, flowers – Lou Ashurst; Posy Bowl – Isabel Hildred; Medallion for Best Exhibit, floral art – Sandra Rossington; Children’s Trophy, up to 10 years – Jasmine Ashworth; C D Sutton Children’s Trophy, 11-15 years – James Milson; Vice-presidents Award, Best Exhibit Children’s – Jasmine Ashworth; Produce Cup – Liz Margrave; Eve Mitchel Shield – Liz Margrave; Margaret Naylor Shield – Alison Sellars, runner-up – Alison Sellars; Medallion Best Exhibit, cookery – Rhiannon Clark; A W Rhoades Cup – Pat Douglas; Medallion Best Exhibit, wine – Pat Douglas; Special Prize, wine – Pat Douglas; N.S.P.S. Certificate Best Exhibit Sweet Peas – Lou Ashurst; Roland Heath Memorial Shield – Ann Naylor; Silver Salver in Memory Mrs C Hardwick – Pat Fussey; Trophy in Memory of Mr G Hardwick – Derek Richardson; Cameo Shoes Rose Bowl – Phil Hildred; Bag compost – Dick Fleckney; Top Tray – 1 Dick Fleckney, 2 Phil Hildred, 3 Terry and Jackie Priestley; Top Vase – 1 William Pickwell, 2 Dick Fleckney, 3 Sheila Brislin.

Special prizes were awarded to Dick Fleckney and William Pickwell.

In the second annual wheelbarrow competition, this year’s winners were: under 8s – Heidi Tomkins; 8-15 years – 1 James Milson, 2 Jasmine Ashworth, 3 Laura Fussey; adults – 1 Nigel Appleyard, 2 Jackie Harrison, 3 Alison Ashworth.