This year’s annual flower, produce and handicraft Show attracted many more entrants and visitors than in previous years. Held on Bank Holiday Saturday in Yateley, St Peters Church and Hall was filled with 325 exhibits from some 67 entrants.
The flower displays were striking especially the roses, dahlias and cut flowers as the weather before the Show had been very warm and sunny. In the home produce section there were a large number of cakes which included date and walnut, Victoria sponge and Bakewell tart. Notable in the handicraft section was an embroidered map of the ‘Real Counties of Britain’ which had been stitched over a period of years.
There was also an increase in the number of childrens exhibits with some very colourful model animals made from fruit and vegetables and imaginative designs of miniature gardens.
Ken Cook won the trophy for the second time for gaining the most points in the Show and John Oakes was the people’s choice for the best exhibit which was a model of the world as a globe assembled from a large number of wooden blocks cut to size and shape.