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It was all on show at Ludgvan

By The Cornishman  |  Posted: August 15, 2013

  • Ludgvan Horticultural Show. PZPM20130803C-001_C.JPG

  • The show's vice-chairman Steve Clothier had the dubious honour of winning the ugliest vegetable award.

  • Guest of honour and judge of the best in show class, former Penwith head gardener Michael Foy, pictured with Carol Tiflin's handicraft entry, which took the best in show award.

  • Committee member Peter Quick, right, and show judge Andrew Tompsett with Peter's gloxinia, which won him a first in the plant grown by a committee member class.

  • Eight-year-old Jonty Jenkin won a best in class with his arrangement in a shell.

  • Glen Horwell with his prize-winning Bonsai tree.

  • Nine-year-old Elowen Wallis with her decorated biscuits, which saw her claiming first prize.

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AN ARRAY of flowers, plants and vegetables were on show in Ludgvan as the annual horticultural show got under way.

Ludgvan Jubilee Hall was filled as Ludgvan Horticultural Society hosted its 110th show, which was opened by former Penwith head gardener Michael Foy.

This year saw the highest number of entrants for the past ten years.

A wet winter and cold spring was long forgotten as the public viewed a large display of colourful blooms and gigantic produce.

Gloria Alexander, who has been exhibiting at the show for ten years, said it always provides something for everyone.

She added: "The atmosphere was so good. It's a community event; you are meeting people you have not seen for 12 months."

Following the death of John Allen, former chairman of Ludgvan Horticultural Society, earlier this year, it was important for the organisers to make the show a memorable one.

"The word went around that we wanted it to be a good show in honour of all the hard work he put in," said Mrs Alexander, "there is real interest in keeping this event going."

Prizes were on offer for the entries judged as the best plants, flowers and vegetables, as well as prizes for cookery and photography.

The top tray and top vase awards were given to Colin Phillips who also received the Winston Churchill Raob Shield for best entry in onion classes 2 to 5.

The best-kept Ludgvan Parish Council allotment was awarded to Billy Lanyon.

Cheshire Home in Mount's Bay had several handicrafts and art entries, said to have been greatly admired.

Ludgvan Horticultural Society secretary Jean Cook had a significant role in organising the show but was unable to attend due to illness.

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