Last Saturday, 15th September, it was sun, fun, flowers, produce, and crafts at West End, Windlesham and District Agricultural & Horticulture Annual Show.
From here on in it’s simply the Ag & Hort. My report on this year’s smashing show is sadly short as I spent most of my time in amongst the show entries in Tringham Hall and the Marquee. Why, well, my dear wife and I submitted numerous entries. We both had successes in our respective categories. Me, I couldn’t help telling everyone I met that I’d won first prize and a cup.
I was successful in Cacti and Succulents, winning first prize and a third prize, and to my astonishment the first prize came with a Silver Perpetual Cup – see photo below. Dear wife was successful with cheese straws [the straws weren’t the most attractive, but I guess won on taste. Use of very strong Cheddar Cheese the probable reason], and in handmade card in the crafts, although her artisan bread failed to be placed.
Oh, wasn’t the show lucky with the weather – lovely warm sunshine which brought out the crowds. The show ran out of draught beer, an indication of the warmth and crowds.
The show is beautifully organised, and is a highlight of the West End cultural activity. I’ve posted a few photos, and a short video [PS The cup is proudly on display in our lounge].