Annual Show Report Results


Show Secretary   
Marjorie McMahon  01925 816416  / 07805407475.

What is a "Root Vegetable"?

A number of our members  have raised the question if a Garlic bulb is a root Vegetable of not? As it is often confusing in which class it can be entered. This year we had it shown both as a root and non root vegetable.

As no-one appeared to know the answer we decided to ask "The National Vegetable Society" to clarify it for us. Attached is a summary of what the exhibitors and Judges bible define as root Vega. So there is is Garlic is NOT a root vegetable.

<National Vegetable 
Society Letter. PDF file>

Thank you to our sponsors!

One element which makes our show possible each year is the sponsorship which we receive not only from individuals but also from companies and organizations. We would especially like to thanks the following organizations which sponsored us in 2018.

Designs & handcrafts sterling silver and copper jewellery in her studio in Ashton-in-Makerfield, Lancashire.
WI Lowton
Contact Norma on 01942 601934

K G Loach
Horticultural equipment and supplies

Private donation in support of 
Think Ahead
Community Stroke Group
Kings Seeds
99 High Street, WA12 9SL
01925 225335 / 07979 365001
Children's classes were kindly sponsors by 
Penkford School
Aromatherapy, deep tissue, sports remedial injury, acupuncture, reflexology, reiki, hot stones, tapping, magnets, facials
Audrey Millar MPFA IHHT, BTEC level 6

Sandra & Richard Ferry 
Grand Flower and Vegetable Show 
Saturday 7th September 2019
Everyone seemed to have met the challenges of the vagaries of the unsettled summer and produced a wonderful display of quality fruit, vegetables and flower this year. We even had a good entry for the onion category despite the arrival of the onion pest on some allotment sites.

The delicious looking cakes, jams and chutneys were well received by the judge. There were more entries in the art category this year and a high number of photography entries. The children were delighted to receive prizes for their categories.
The tombola and the cafe proved very popular and charities benefited from the "Guess how many peas in the jar" and the Treasure Hunt. 

Our thanks to both Rotary Club, the shows main sponsor, and Penkford School for the use of the school for the day and for jointly presenting the prizes.

Cancellation of 2020 and 2021 Shows

Due to covid we had no alternative but to cancel both the 2020 and 2021 shows which has been very disappointing.  However save the date - the 2022 Show will be held on Saturday 10th September at Crownway Community Centre.  More information will be available shortly.