It always clashed with Knodishall's own Produce show - 1st Saturday in August - so we never got back to have a look. In the meantime it has turned into a big village event with all sorts of things going on and is held on a big meadow rather than in the school, as it was 25 years ago.
I took my entries over just after 9am. I entered
- 5 Runner Beans
- 5 Tomatoes
- 6 Cherry Tomatoes
- 2 Cucumbers
- 3 Courgettes
- 2 Peppers in the Any Other Vegetable Class
- A Vase of Herbs
- A Marble Cake ( WI Members only)
- A Jar of Chutney
|Won a second place prize with these|
Then I picked some more tomatoes to sell on the WI Produce/cake stall and took a couple of jars of chutney for selling too.
I'd volunteered to help on the WI stall so went back just before noon, the flower show marquee was closed for judging but when they let everyone in I found I'd won...............................
3 Firsts, 2 seconds and 2 thirds!
The biggest surprise was the Marble cake. Although it looked a bit rough from the outside the judges cut it in half and it did look well marbled inside and tasted good too. Although there were only 3 entries ................3 entries from a membership of over 30................what's the matter with people............................. not bothering to enter. Obviously not as competitive as me!
Prize winnings of £6! as it costs £1 per person and 25p per class to actually enter, the winnings are not quite enough for a holiday but I was very pleased.
The WI prize isn't among these as it gets awarded at the WI meeting.
I had a really good day at the show, so more photos of some of the other things there in tomorrow's post.