International flavour for Sutton Show
utton and District Horticultural Society's Summer show became an international competition when Matthew Schurch visiting from New Zealand bagged first prize in the men only cookery section.
But organisers were disappointed there were no entries this year in the junior section.
“The weather was perfect! Visitors enjoyed tea and home made cakes, there were lots of bargains in the auction, and the raffle was a great success,” said show secretary Judy Seers.
Cup winners were: Perpetual Challenge Cup, for vegetables: Brian Verrall, runner up: Chris Dudman; Lady Mersey Challenge Cup, for flowers: Chris Dudman, runner up: Toni Green; GK Neale Memorial Challenge Cup, overall winner in horticultural classes: Chris Dudman; Snipe Dix Trophy, decorative dahlia: Chris Dudman; Daisy Francis Memorial Trophy, dahlia section: Chris Dudman; Burrell Cup, cactus dahlia: Chris Dudman; Holland Challenge Cup, flower exhibit: Chris Dudman; Ray Challenge Cup, vegetable exhibit: Chris Dudman; Henry Tupper Tankard, for rose: Avril Southwell; Symmons Challenge Bowl, for cookery: Lorraine Sparkes; Les Harland Memorial Trophy, for cookery class runner up: Sue Dudman; Priscilla Burfield Cup, for best cake: Vanessa Dudman; J.B. Nevitt Memorial Trophy, for floral art: Tina Owen, runner up: Anne Collis; Ackner Trophy, for floral art: Tina Owen; Lady Harding Davis Salver, for Master Gardener: Chris Dudman; Top Tray: 1st, Chris Dudman, 2nd, Brian Verrall; Top Vase: 1st, Chris Dudman, 2nd, Toni Green, 3rd, Brian Verrall.
Sir Walter Raleigh Cup, for Potato in a Bucket: Martin Buckley; Fuchsia grown from a plant plug: Chris Dudman; misshapen vegetable: Chris Dudman; longest runner bean: John Collis; tallest sunflower: Matthew Dudman; six home produced eggs: John Collis.
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