Published:
August 17, 2015
Mammoth 65lb marrow grabs attention at West Huntspill Show!

This mammoth 65lb marrow was the centre of attention at the West Huntspill Horticultural Show on Saturday (August 15th).

Local grower Mark Moxey scooped first prize in the vegetables class for the monster, which organisers said was the "largest in recent years" at the long-running event.

Mark told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "I'm really pleased with it - I grew it from peat out on the moors and ensured it had ideal growing conditions. It's by far the biggest I've grown - my previous record was 28lb, but this beats that by quite some margin!"

Crowds flocked to Saturday's show where a record number of 750 exhibits went on display from 90 exhibitors across 130 classes.

"We would like to thank all those who put entries in to make it an exceptional show," show secretary Jane Moreton, right, told Burnham-On-Sea.com.

She added: "We also thank those who came and bought raffle tickets, those who donated prizes, plus the committee who ran the bottle stall, the cake stall, the ice creams and the lovely teas."

Outside the Balliol Hall stallholders included the scouts, Burnham Beekeepers, the WI, the local church, Christine and her preserves, Nigel and his woodturning, and Sue with her crafts, plus a performance by the Burnham and Highbridge Band.

"Thank you to all the team who helped in any way to make our show the success it is," added Jane.

v2015 WEST HUNTSPILL FLOWER SHOW RESULTS


J W LEONARD CUP -most points in horticultural classes JOHN INDER
W J CAVILL SHIELD - class with highest number of exhibits PAULINE HOUSE
BROOKS TROPHY - best new exhibitor NIGEL COOMBES
CAVILL TROPHY -best exhibit public choice JOHN INDER
R F CLARK CUP -most points vegetable classes JOHN INDER
J O'NEILL CUP -most points onions and leeks COLIN POOLE
A IMM TROPHY - miniature garden MARY GARDNER
CHEDZEY CUP -most points vegetables local exhibitor JOHN INDER
R W FISHER TROPHY-best kept allotment JOHN INDER
HUNTSPILL HOMING SOCIETY CUP -most points fruit PETER BESLEY
G & A CHAMBERLAIN CUP -most points flowers SARA PUDDY
F HOUSE PERPETUAL CUP- top vase class 41 CATHERINE MAIN
BRIAN NEWTON TROPHY -best exhibit 42-43 BRIAN MACDONALD
G & J BLACKMORE CUP-best exhibit roses 46 - 48 LIONEL HORLER
DAHLIA CUP -most points 55 -59 LES FEAR
H L SHEPARD CUP -best exhibit 60 - 62 JULIE WEST
A IMM TROPHY best entry flower classes LIONEL HORLER
PARKHOUSE CUP -most points flowers local exhibitor SARA PUDDY
BADEN CANN CUP - most points local exhibitor 55 - 59 LES ROPER
WALTER BURROW CUP -floral art class 67 JANET O'NEILL
W J DAVEY CUP-most points floral art KAREN DAVIS
W HUNTSPILL HORT. SOC CUP -floral art local exhibitor KAREN DAVIS
W C PARKHOUSE PERPETUAL CUP -cookery CAROL BEAUMONT
PALMER TROPHY -most points in craft classes JANET O'NEILL
CHILDRENS CLASSES UP TO & INC 6 YEARS HARRY RANDELL
CHILDRENS CLASSES 7 - 10 YEARS ESTHER CLARK
CHILDRENS CLASSES 11 -15 YEARS ALICE GARDNER
SHIELD - class 102 BENJAMIN MOXEY
SHIELD -class 109 WILLIAM GARDNER
SHIELD -class 116 MEGAN WEST
AMY DERHAM CUP - most points childrens special classes ALICE GARDNER
HEAVIEST YIELD OF POTATOES PAULINE HOUSE
COMMERCIAL FLORAL DISPLAY HUNTSPILL ARMS

 


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