The Launcells Horticultural Show took place on Saturday, August 12, and despite the very hot and dry spring followed by a very wet and windy summer, the growers and makers of the parish yet again produced a lovely display.

A spokesperson said: “There was an excellent selection of vegetables and a lovely display of cakes and biscuits together with flowers, preserves, crafts and photographs.

“Well done to Alison Butler who won a Best Exhibit prize for her beautifully made cushion and to Louise Symons who won best exhibit in the under 10 age section.

“Many thanks to the five parish councillors who each made four biscuits. The winner was Paul Wingard.

“Many thanks to all those who took part, the organisers, the volunteers who helped set up and clear away, the judges, the helpers in the kitchen, to Andrew Hargreaves for presenting the prizes and to everyone who came along for a very sociable afternoon.”


Section 1, vegetables:

The Cleave Challenge Cup, winner — Graham Tape

The Snowden Perpetual Trophy, runner-up — Derek Cole

Stedwill Memorial Cup, classes 28 to 34 — Graham Tape

The Sainsbury Cup, class 1 — Graham Tape

Section 2, flowers:

The Hunt Perpetual Cup, winner — Graham Tape

The Yelland Perpetual Trophy, runner-up — David Long

Mrs Cleave Cup, class 36 — Graham Tape

Pot plants:

Launcells Horticultural Show Cup, winner — Graham Tape

The Dinner Trophy, runner-up — Mandy Pollard

Section 3, floral art:

The Brooks Challenge Cup, winner ­— Caroline Tape

The Sainsbury Trophy, runner-up — Sue Urwin

Section 4, cookery and salads:

The Barkwill Challenge Cup, winner — Mandy Pollard

The Stedwill Perpetual Trophy, runners-up — Alison Butler

The Pickard Cup, classes 87 to 92 — Mandy Pollard

Section 5, preserves:

The Tape Perpetual Salver, winner — Mandy Pollard

The Higher Grimscott Preserve Plate, runner-up — Caroline Tape

The Havasu Trophy, classes 114 to 120 — Mandy Pollard

Section 6, handicrafts:

The Venner Challenge Cup, winner — Freda Hockin

The Dingle Perpetual Trophy, runner-up — Alison Butler and Mandy Pollard

Les Yelland Trophy, best exhibit — Alison Butler

Section 7, photography:

Launcells Horticultural Show Bowl, winner — Mandy Pollard

Launcells Horticultural Show Trophy, runner-up — Brian Pollard

Section 8, children under 10 years:

The Jenkins Cup, winner — Ella-Rae Bath

Stedwill Plaque, runner-up — Dylan Bath and Louise Symons

The Cann Trophy, best exhibit — Louise Symons

The Alf Snowden Trophy, classes 148 to 151 — Dylan Bath

The Ron Pearce Cup, most points 160 to 164 — Ella-Rae Bath