KILMINGTON VILLAGE FAYRE AND FLOWER SHOW

Saturday, 27th July 2019

The sunshine ensured that record numbers of local villagers, families and visiting holidaymakers came to enjoy the entertainment on offer at the Kilmington Annual Flower Show and Village Fayre. There was plenty for visitors to see and do including old-fashioned skittles, all manner of games and a display of classic cars and motorbikes. Chicken races proved to be very popular! The dog show was another highlight with Kilmington residents Bertie the Flatcoated retriever winning Best in Show and Copper the Cocker Spaniel being placed second. The entertainment was provided by Mister Bumble who once again kept the children hugely entertained with his balloon making, tricks and magic. The children’s fancy dress saw some very imaginative outfits, the winner being a robot! Garwynn’s reptiles and bugs made a return visit to the Show and the attraction was obvious from the crowd around them all afternoon – indeed several Fayregoers were spotted wearing snakes!! The musical entertainment provided by The Smugglers, (a Ukelele band and The Jurassixs, Shanty singers), was greatly enjoyed by all. Carey’s ‘mobile New Inn’ kept everyone well-watered while keeping the visitors well fed was the Kilmington branch of the RBL with their BBQ and the ladies from the Baptist church serving tea and cake. There was a great atmosphere with everyone relaxing and enjoying themselves.

Exhibits in the Floral Marquee ranged from brightly coloured flowers and floral arrangements, to vegetables and fruit, not to mention some very colourful and creative children’s entries – masks and painted flower-pots galore! The other sections of the Gardening Club Show were displayed in the village hall – cookery, preserves, wine, craft work and there was some high-quality art work with some fascinating interpretations of Brexit! Photographers had four subjects to choose from, one of which resulted in some intriguing versions of ‘Tunnel Vision’. We hope the photographs here and on the home page give an indication of the variety of the entries in all sections.

KILMINGTON GARDENING CLUB CUPS AND AWARDS IN THE ANNUAL SHOW 2019.

 

Parish Council’s Awards for Allotments  

 

1st:

Jasper Highet

Joint 2nd:

Stan Curran and Nigel Phillips

RHS Banksian Medal
Overall champion for horticulture

Richard Lane

Club’s Silver Challenge Bowl for Veg, Fruit and Flowers

Mike Hawkins

Breach Cup (flowers)

Sydie Bones

Bywood Challenge Cup (vegetables)

Mike Hawkins

Douglas C.J. Constable Cup (sweet peas)

Daphne Salter

Gwen Ward Rose Bowl (best bowl of roses)

Daphne Salter

Waysfield Cup (best single rose)

John Thorne

Farrants Cup (flower arranging)

Diana Mellows

Association’s Silver Cup (preserves)

Phyllis Bellworthy

Mary Hibberd Cup (cookery)

Alan Finch

Kerslake Cup (wine and beer)

David Wilsdon/Pat Curran

Carey Potter Cup (handicraft)

John Mellows/Debbie Fudger

Thora Johns Cup (needlework)

Pearl Hurford

Kilmington Cup for Art 

Stephanie Hathaway

Kilmington Cup for Photography

Anna Crabbe

See Kids’ Corner for the winners of the Junior Classes.

 

Winners of the Junior classes:

Pavilion Cup (year group 2 and below)

Ben Fudger

Colyer Shield (year groups 3-6 inclusive)

Abigail Obudo

Miller Cup (year groups 6-8 inclusive))

Jemimah Obudo

Barrel Cup (year 7 and 8)

Phoebe Dare

We were delighted to see so many lovely, imaginative entries in the Kilmington Fayre and Flower Show – many of them, including the finger-painted gardens, the painted flower pots and the carnival masks having been made at our Children’s Workshop held a week before the Show.

The giraffe and elephant entries for a model animal made from junk also showed great ingenuity!

We also had a couple of future contenders for the Great British Bake Off with their
sponge cake recipes!

Annual Membership

The cost of annual membership remains at only £7 per person, which entitles you to free admission to our interesting monthly talks held in Kilmington Village Hall on the second Friday of the month. Application Form

Upcoming Visits And Events

Upcoming Talks

Contacts

B. J. Lewis (President)

01297-35159

Gill Gibbs (Chair)

01297-33121

Jean Falconer (Secretary)

01297-33708

David Bromley (Treasurer)

01297-631801

Beverley Perkins (Membership Secretary)

01297-631801

Lesley Rew (Talks Organiser)

07900-827689