RESIDENTS and visitors turned out in force to support Austwick village show.

There was a high quality of exhibits at the show held at Austwick Parish Hall in a wide variety of classes in flowers, vegetables and fruit, eggs, cookery, art, photography and handicrafts, and also in the children's section.

Last year's event was the first after a two-year break due to the coronavirus pandemic, and this year's show 'significantly exceeded' last year's figures in both adult and children's entries said Graham Cleverly, chairman of the Austwick Village Show Committee.

He said: "The winner of the best in show prize went to David Baker for his amazingly detailed 2nd World War tank and transporter carefully constructed in a variety of hard woods.

"There was a high number of new adult entries - 11 new ones out of a total number of exhibitors of 61 - and the winner of the prize for the best adult new entrant, Andrew Philips, demonstrated a high level of artistic skill for his prize-winning painting."

Show-goers enjoyed refreshments, while items on display included high-quality garden produce despite the recent poor weather, as well as artistic flowers, flowers, cookery items, eggs, handicrafts, artwork and photography. The children’s section was also well supported this year with the number of overall entries more than 50 per cent up on last year.

The event was organised by members of the Austwick Horticultural and Village Produce Association Committee together with other villagers who helped with setting up the hall, stewarding, catering, and other key roles during the afternoon.

Winners were presented with their cups and trophies inside this year due to the unfavourable weather conditions but the high number of visitors and residents had much to enjoy during the afternoon.



Challenge Trophy for the Best Exhibit in the Show: David Baker.

Winifred Mattinson Cup for most points in the flower section: Martin Pettiford.

Ulrich Kube Memorial Cup for four roses: Not awarded.

Richard Wallbank Trophy for best pot plant: C Vaughan Williams.

Byles Challenge Cup for the best bowl of roses: Kate Smith.

Chapman Trophy for the most points in the artistic flower section: Carol Wilkinson.

Tibbatts Trophy for most points in the vegetable Section: Bill Procter.

Fred Price Memorial Trophy for one flower/one vegetable: Bill Proctor.

Preston Cup Tray of four distinct vegetables: Bill Procter.

Brook Poultry Cup for the best exhibit in the egg section:Gwen Cleverley.

Brook Cookery Cup for most points in the cookery section: Carol Wilkinson.

Marjorie Wedderburn Prize best cookery exhibit: Judy Leeming.

Foster Beaver Challenge Cup for most points in the combined produce sections: Bill Procter.

Glyn Jones Challenge Cup for the most points in the handicraft Section: Pam Smith.

Jean Dodgson Award for best item in handicraft section: David Baker.

Metcalfe Cup for the best photographic exhibit: Diane Storey.

Malcolm Bowker Trophy for photography (set subject): Diane Storey.

Nellie Price Memorial Cup for the most points in the children's section: Ethan Boxford.

Brook Handwriting Cup (8-14 years): Karina Artyomova.

Sharples Cup for the best exhibit in the children's section: Jack Moss.

New Entrant Prize for the best first time adult entrant: Andrew Phillips.



4 Garden Pinks - 1. P Tibbatts 2. C Wilkinson; 4 Pansies/Violas1. B Procto 2. C Lardner; 4 French/African marigolds 1. M Pettiford 2.M Pettiford; 4 dahlias: 1. A Rigby 2. R Selling; 4 phlox: 1. H Brown 2. A Rigby; 3 stems of a flowering shrub: 1.J Smith 2. K Smith; 9 spikes sweet peas: 1. S Wood 2. C Lardner ; A container of sweet peas: 1. C Vaughan Williams 2.S Wood; A vase of hardy annuals: 1. G Cleverly; A vase of hardy perennials: 1. H Brown 2. J Smith; A flowering house plant: 1. M Preston 2. M Preston; A house plant grown for its foliage: 1. C Vaughan-Williams 2. M Barrington; A cactus or succulent: 1.C Leeming 2. R Selling; A bowl of roses: 1. K Smith.

Best in Section: Hilary Brown – A vase of hardy perennials Artistic Flower Section: ‘Home Grown’: 1. H Thompson 2. M Preston; ‘A Song Title’: 1. D Storey 2.C Wilkinson ; ‘Lets Go Crazy:1. C Wilkinson 2. E Thornton; ‘Be a sport’: 1.E Thornton 2. C Wilkinson; An arrangement in a bucket: 1.E Thornton 2. C Barber.

Best in Section: Diane Storey – ‘A Song Title’ VEGETABLE AND FRUIT: 4 white potatoes: 1.B Procter 2. D Smith; 4 coloured potatoes: 1. B Procter 2. G Cleverley; 3 carrots: 1.B Procter 2. D Baker; 3 beetroot: 1. B Procter 2. K Huck; 3 white onions: 1.B Proctor 2.M Southworth; 3 red onions: 1. R Holden 2. G Cleverley; 7 Shallots: 1. & 2. B Procter; 2 leeks: 1. B Procter 2. M Pettiford; 5 bulbs of garlic: 1.M Southworth 2. B Proctor; 6 pods of peas: 1.G Cleverley 2. M Pettiford; 6 pods of broad beans: 1.B Proctor 2. P Tibbatts; 6 pods of French beans: 1. B Proctor 2.D Baker; 6 pods of runner beans: 1. C Vaughan-Williams 2.R Barber; 2 courgettes: 1. B Procter 2. R Barber; 1 cauliflower: 1.G Cleverly; 1 cabbage: 1. B Procter 2. G Cleverly; 1 cucumber: 1. P Tibbatts 2. D Baker ; 4 ripe tomatoes: 1.C Wilkinson 2. S Dewhirst; A truss of tomatoes: 1. B Proctor 2.P Tibbatts ; 1 flower and 1 vegetable: 1B Proctor 2.C Wilkinson ; 4 distinct vegetables on a tray: 1.B Procter 2. G Cleverly; Up to 6 culinary herbs:1.B Procter 2. K Smith; A saucer of one variety soft fruit: 1. G Cleverly 2. B Procter; Up to 4 soft fruits: 1.G Cleverly 2. B Procter ; Any vegetable or fruit not included elsewhere: 1. B Procter 2. D Baker.

Best in Section: David Baker – Vegetable Produce EGGS: 3 hen eggs: 1. G Cleverley 2. K Hinds; 3 hen eggs including contents: 1.G Cleverly.

Best in Section: Gwen Cleverley – Hen egg contents COOKERY: A cob loaf: 1. N Burton 2. A Pilkington; 4 ginger biscuits: 1.J Huck 2. C Eccleston; 4 fruit scones: 1. S Dewhirst 2. C Eccleston; 4 chocolate brownies: 1. J Huck 2. Carol Wilkinson; Tray bake: 1. J Huck 2. S Dewhirst; Coronation cake: 1. C Wilkinson Recipe item – Cherry cake: 1. J Huck 2. H Thompson; 4 muffins: 1.C Wilkinson; A vegetarian savoury: 1. J Leeming 2. J Leeming; Jar of jam 1. B Proctor 2. J Huck; A jar of sweet/savoury jelly: 1. G Cleverly 2. D Baker; A jar of marmalade: 1. C Wilkinson 2. C Wilkinson; Jar of citrus curd: 1. K Huck 2. G Cleverly; A cordial or non-alcoholic drink: 1. M Preston 2. K Hinds; A bottle of homemade wine or liqueur: 1&2. C Wilkinson; A jar of pickle/chutney/relish: 1.J Huck 2. H Brown.

Best in Section: Judy Leeming – Vegetarian savoury



A painting ‘A Village Scene’: 1. A Phillips 2. A Jupp; A painting in any medium: 1. M Greenhalgh 2. P Smith; A drawing ‘Through a Gate’: 1. I Radford 2. D Storey; A drawing any other subject: 1. S Smith 2. D Meadows; 4 different photographs, theme ‘Seaside’:1.& 2. D Storey; 4 themed photographs: 1.C Leeming 2. I Radford 2; A photograph – ‘Abandoned Building’: 1. D Storey 2. L Smith; Papercraft: 1. P Smith 2 K Hale; Bag, box or bowl: 1. E Cox 2. J Smith; An item of interior/exterior decor: 1. E Cox 2. P Smith; An item using embroidery thread: 1. S Dewhirst 2. H Brown; Knitted/ crocheted item: 1.& 2. H Brown; Other needlework: 1.H Meadows 2. S Gooch; An item of felt work: 1. M Greenhalgh 2. P Smith; Any other item: 1. D Baker 2. J Garlick.

Best in Art and Photography Sections: Melanie Greenhalgh – Painting in any medium Best in Handicraft Sections: David Baker – Any Other Item


Artwork, under 5 years: 1. F Lee 2.E Boxford; Artwork, 5-8 years: 1. I Pettiford 2. R Malius; Handwriting 8 – 14 years: 1. K Artyomova 2. G Huck; Painting/drawing of my favourite animal: 1. K Artyomova 2. A Webster; Beware of the Bull Poster: 1. W Swinscoe 2. E Huck; A decorated letter of the alphabet: 1.E Boxford 2. H Boxford Miniature garden: 1. I Pettiford, 2.F Pettiford; A Painted Stone 1.E Huck 2. E Boxford; Hand Decorated Card 1. E Boxford 2. H Boxford Best in Section: Jack Moss – Anything you like