The show is held annually on the last Saturday in September. The exhibition of flowers, fruit, vegetables, baking, preserves, art, photography and handicrafts is held in the Village Hall opening at 3 p.m.
Exhibitors must live within a five mile radius of Willingham by Stow and produce must be grown in the area. We hope that you will continue to support this friendly village tradition and look forward to seeing your entries in the next show.
Willingham by Stow’s 73rd Annual Horticultural Show 28th September.
On Saturday 28th September Willingham’s Village Hall was crowded with visitors coming to admire the hard work of local growers, bakers, photographers and handicrafters. The Hall was filled with the colours of fruit, veg and blooms and with the smells of baking. Despite the tricky summer weather conditions for growers, first very wet, then very hot and windy, the number of entries in the fruit, veg and blooms classes was pleasing.
President, Margaret Smith, welcomed all the visitors to the show and thanked them for supporting the event. She also thanked the exhibitors, judges and the committee for working so hard to produce such a wonderful display. Margaret then invited Mr Stuart Watson, well known by all the villagers, to present the trophies.
Stuart added his congratulations to those of the President and said that Willingham was an amazing place to live: it might be a small village but there is a lot going on. There is always a huge amount support for village events and he reminded the audience that we are lucky to have so many people who are prepared to get involved in their organisation.
Stuart then presented the trophies for the various classes. The Aggregate Cup for the person with the most overall points at the show was won by Judith Tudberry. The Children’s Aggregate Cup was won by Elsie Bingham.
Following the trophy presentations and the raffle, Matthew Bates held an excellent auction of produce from the show, money raised goes towards the running of next year’s show. The committee are very grateful to the many people who helped make the show such a success, particularly to the teachers of Sturton School, the Cub and Beaver leaders and to all who exhibited. We’re looking forward to the 74th show in 2020.
Stuart Watson presented the prizes this year