Rangeworthy WI‘s 58th Flower Show was held at Rangeworthy Memorial Hall on Saturday September 1st. It was a lovely sunny day and the show was well attended. It had been a difficult year for growers, what with the cold winter followed by a hot summer, but despite this, competitors managed to find some vegetables, fruit and flowers. In the Homecraft section there were some fabulous flower arrangements and the Victoria sandwich and lemon drizzle had a high number of entries. The children had worked hard at Rangeworthy School and produced lots of beautifully written and illustrated poems, coloured pictures and collages.
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This year’s charity class was for a Teddy for Tragedy. When tragedy strikes somewhere in the world, the first members of society to suffer are the children. Teddies for Tragedies works to alleviate some of the stress that prevails when these catastrophes occur. The simple gift of a hand-knitted teddy bear sends these children the message that someone in the world cares for them and that they are loved. There were 23 knitted teddies in total.
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This year the prizes were presented by James Powell, head teacher of Rangeworthy C of E Primary School. The Robert Taylor Cup was won by Judy Wakeford for her zinnias. In the Vegetables & Flowers section the Farthing Cup for the Rangeworthy WI member was won by Jayne Soule and both the Rangeworthy Cup and Ponting Cup by Wendy Moody. In the Homecraft section the Bartlett Cup for the WI member was won by Liz Edmunds and the Rangeworthy Miniature Cup by Ruth Guiler

The President’s Cup for the best cookery exhibit and the Andrew Marsden cup were won by Sandra Lakeman. The Little Avon Cup went to Rosie Oliver for her wonderful flower arrangement to represent Women’s Suffrage. The Sue Gawler Trophy for the best preserve went to Ken Bailey for his marmalade, the Needlecraft Cup to Liz Edmunds for her cross-stitch and the Sylvia Clements cup was won by Jacky White for her knitted jumper. The cup for Best Photograph was won by Tony Parker.

In the children’s classes section winners were: age 4 & under Georgia Williams, age 5-7 Oliver Marsdon, 8-11 plus the 16 and under both went to Lucy Winter Alsop. Lucy also won the Jotcham Cup for the Rangeworthy School pupil with the most points. Euan Pattullo received the Janet Dixon Award for the best child’s exhibit for his egg box crocodile.
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Head teacher James Powell with Euan & Lucy

Proceeds from the Flower Show go towards the Rangeworthy WI Annual Senior Citizens Party