VIP guests – including the sun – shine at show

SPARROWPIT SHOW: show manager Dorothy Moorcroft and handicraft judge Eunice Jennings. NBUA 10-9-12 JC 10.
SPARROWPIT SHOW: show manager Dorothy Moorcroft and handicraft judge Eunice Jennings. NBUA 10-9-12 JC 10.

The sun shone on Sparrowpit for the WI annual Produce Show at the Institute.

The entries were good and the vegetables, flowers, crafts and art plus a great display a display of homecraft filled the Institute with colour and atmosphere. The tombola drum kept spinning and the judges did a good job.

The prize winners were happy and also afternoon customers fortified with tea and home-made cakes. The presentation of cups was carried out by the popular Colin Sykes of BBC North West, who had a word with everyone he met.

Also there was a quick look-in by the MP Andrew Bingham.

The auction of produce was conducted by a persuasive Bill Barratt, and a vote of thanks for all the helpers was given by President Sheila Barratt and Fred Williamson.

Awards:

Vegetables: 1 John Hearnshaw, 2 Graham Cooper. Flowers: 1 Pauline Baynes, 2 Judy Cooper. Floral art: Joint winners Myra Hearnshaw and Mary Williamson; joint second: Norma Bradbury and Alison O’Brien. Art: 1 Kath Atkinson joint winner with Mary Hipwell; 2 Enid Phillips. Crafts: 1 Mary Hipwell; Pauline Baynes, Kath Atkinson, Fred Beresford, Barbara Naden and Jenny Sherratt.

Homecraft: 1 Mary Williamson, 2 joint winners Myra Hearnshaw and Hilary Batterbee.

Children’s: Matthew and James Reddy.

WI Cup: joint winners Myra Hearnshaw and Mary Williamson.

Overall winners: 1 Myra Hearnshaw and Mary Williamson, 2 Mary Hipwell.