Lambourn Village Show 2018 was another success. Although entries were down on 2017 due to our very dry summer this year, there were some exceptional exhibits, and it was fabulous that many more people had entered their hanging baskets, tubs and gardens this year.
Great too to see so many people at the Sports Club to see the Show – record crowds. It was great to see a few more children and newcomers taking part.
Many thanks to all those who helped to run the Show and to the businesses in the Lambourn Valley that donated money to help stage the show including Austin Brickwork, Brunskill Beef, Lambourn Dental Surgery, Cutting Hedge Gardens, Universal Stores, White Horse Feeds, Lambourn Pharmacy, E J Wicks, Pilgrim Bond & Brewer.
Many thanks to those who left their exhibits at the end of the Show for auction – £93 was raised for Sports Club funds.
Main prize winners were:
Division 1 aggregate – Mr Robert Read
Division 2 aggregate – Mr Ivor Evans
Division 3 aggregate – Mrs Gill Wood
Jim Goddard Cup for Beat Sweet Peas – Mr Robert Read
Stud Cup for Best Pot Plant – Mr Robert Read
Walwyn Cup for Best Cut Flowers – Mr Robert Read
Jim Turner Salver for best vegetable exhibit – Mr Robert Read
Ainsworth Cup for Best Flower Garden – Mr Phil Ritchie
Crone Cup for Best Small Garden – Mr Norman Hillier
The Jenny Ware Cup for Best Hanging Basket – Mr Neil Taylor
Lambourn Festival 1978 Cup for Best Tub/Planter – Mr Neil Taylor
Michael Stan Dudley Cup for Best Large Garden – Mrs Sue Lawrence
Lambourn Sports Club Special Prize for Best Overall Children’s Exhibit – Miss Harmony White
Listen here to our interview with the organisers and participants, including prize winner Robert Read who shares the secret behind his giant leeks!