WESTWOOD FLOWER & VEGETABLE SHOW

BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY

2.30 pm to 4.30 pm

 You will have received your Schedule of Classes for this year’s show and will have seen some old favourites and new ideas as well.   There is plenty of variety to test your skills and we hope to see an even better display than ever before.   We have the well known man behind the Glastonbury Festival, Michael Eavis, to present the prizes.   With home made cakes and tea, the Bath Spa Band, a beautifully decorated church, along with the wonderful display of flowers, vegetables, crafts, etc., not forgetting the lovely setting, there is much to see and enjoy.  

 If you would like to help on the day please contact either Wendy Packer 862580 or 07518377270, or John Streeter 07739528360.   Jenny Maggs would be grateful for some help with arranging the flowers in the church and her contact number 866932. Please get your entry forms in as soon as possible to Betty Hancock, 17 Boswell Road.


Article published: 07 Aug 2016

Westwood Flower and Vegetable Show

 

August Bank Holiday saw a very successful Flower and Vegetable Show. The last two years being blighted by heavy rain, it was fortunate that the early morning showers gave way to a dry afternoon. Consequently we had 405 people through the gates compared with only 244 last year in horrendous weather. Early indications from our treasurer are that the show will return a modest profit offsetting last year’s loss thus guaranteeing the future. Show entries were steady and of remarkable quality according to our judges. It was lovely to see quite a number of new names amongst the entrants and some from people relatively new to the village. Once again Mike Dilger came along with his family and presented the prizes endearing himself to one and all with his skilful and witty presentation. Every year so many people contribute to making the show a success too many to mention but you know who you are! The Committee is very grateful for your continuing support However, it is fitting to single out one group this year. Our flower arrangers who put together the Festival of Flowers in the Church put in hours of work to produce a beautiful installation and this year the installation was dedicated to Terry Biles who sadly passed away last year. Terry was a stalwart of the Show Committee from deep in its origins and the tribute in flowers was worthy of his memory.

 

This year the Marquee was put to good use on the Saturday evening for an Old Time Music Hall event which was widely acclaimed by all to jolly good fun along with a great barbecue. It’s presumed that the organising committee of that event will report separately, but the Show Committee would like to thank all involved and for the contribution the event made to Show overheads.

 

Planning for next year’s Flower and Vegetable show is already under way and as always the Committee would welcome new volunteers who can give of their time, in any way to assist in show planning, preparation or delivery.  Please email johnastreeter@icloud.com (Chairman) or wendypacker54@gmail.com (Secretary) if to you are interested in discussing ways you can get involved.

 

The Westwood Flower and Vegetable Show Committee

 

CUPS PRESENTED TO THE FOLLOWING:

 

David Lewis Cup most points in Fruit and Vegetables:                                SALLY STREETER

 

Neville Day Cup best exhibit in Fruit and Vegetables:                                 SAM SAY

 

Downside Cup flowers best exhibit:                                                             HARRY JOHNSTON

 

John Philpott Trophy best exhibit in cookery:                                               FIONA SULTANA

 

Richard Phillips Cup best exhibit in craft:                                                     MARY & DAVID NEEDHAM

 

Ken Miller Cup best exhibit in home brew:                                                    KATE WINDO

 

Childrens’ Best Exhibit:                                                                                    WILLIAM LEEDER

 

Childrens’ winner with most points:                                                                  LILY HARVEY

 

Westwood Parish Council Cup for most points over all:                                  HENRY WILDY

 

COMMEMORATIVE FLOWER POTS FOR MOST POINTS IN EACH SECTION

 

Pre-school:                         ELEANOR WEBB and ELEANOR PITTMAN.

 

Infants:-                               RUFUS LAWRIE

 

Juniors:-                              LILY HARVEY

 

Flower Arranging:-             SHEILA BILES

 

Home brew:-                     KATE WINDO

 

Photography:-                   NEVILLE DAY

 

Craft:-                                MARY & DAVID NEEDHAM

 

Cookery:-                          JOHN STREETER

 

Flowers:-                           SHEILA PATTRICK

 

W.I.token for Best Geranium:-  SHEILA PATTRICK

 

The Westwood Flower & Vegetable Show Committee.


Article published: 14 Sep 2015

Westwood Flower Show 2015

 

The following is the schedule of classes for next flower show, giving everyone plenty of time to decide what to plant in time for the show.   The official schedule will be delivered round the village in May enclosing the entry form we hope to see a record number of entries this year and give us the best show yet.   

 

FRUIT & VETABLES                                     FLOWERS

 

1.  Apples dessert 4                                37. A collection of garden flowers

2.  Apples culinary 4                               38. 5 stems of ornamental grass -                                                   

3.  Plums 3                                                     1 or more variety

4.  Pears 4                                                   39. Gladiolus 3 stems

5.  Rhubarb 3 sticks                                     40. Rose 1 specimen bloom any variety

6.  Any other fruit collection in a dish            41. A collection of roses any variety

7.  A pumpkin, squash or gourd                      42. A bunch of sweet peas                    

8.  Marrow one pair under 15”                      43. Stems of Perennials 

9.  Potatoes white 4                                      44. Dahlias single variety 3 stems

10. Potatoes coloured 4                            45. Dahlias mixed varieties 3 stems

11. Onions large 3                                    46. Floating flowers

12.  Onions small 3 under 8oz                47. Geranium cutting (WI members only)

13. Runner beans 4                                      48. Tub-large pot 12” max any variety

14. French beans 5                                      49. Fuchsia any variety in pot* 

15. Shallots 6                                               50. Flowering pot plant any variety*

16. Carrots short 3 (trimmed to 3”)               51. A flowering begonia in vase or pot*

17. Carrots long 3 (trimmed to 3”)                52. Geranium in a pot*

19. Cucumber

20. Lettuce                                                   *all pots not to exceed 8”” dia in classes 49 - 52

21. Tomatoes 4

22. Cherry tomatoes 6

23. Herbs bunch of at least 4 varieties

      tied and labelled.

24. Courgettes 3

25. A collection of chillies

26. Any other vegetable not listed above.

27 Challenge Class collection of 4

     different vegetables. No more than 3

     of each.  Table space allowed 3’ x 3’

     backboard permitted.

 

NOVELTY CLASSES

 

28. The heaviest potato

29. The longest bean

30. The largest Marrow

31. The largest carrot

32. The heaviest onion

33. The largest pumpkin

34. A string of onions

35. A string of garlic

36. Compost as dug, approx. 1/2 a bucket

 


Article published: 11 Jan 2015

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