Following a number of years with excellent weather, the day dawned wet and windy for this year’s Castleton Show.
Although conditions improved as the day progressed, with the afternoon mainly dry, attendance was down. However, those who hadn’t been put off by the morning weather had an enjoyable afternoon.
Entries were good and the standard was high. There was a variety of stalls and attractions with a display of vintage cars and motorcycles.
Musical entertainment was provided by local group, The Eskuleles. One of the highlights of the afternoon was the hotly contested tug-of-war and there was an excellent number of entries for the Show Run as well as for the children’s cross country.
At the end of the afternoon the following trophies were presented by the president, Mrs L Chapman.
British Legion Cup for the best collection of vegetables, H Walby; National Vegetable Society Millenium Plate for the best exhibit in Classes 1-37, Dave Smith; Ernest Watson Cup for the most points in the horticultural classes,H Walby; Stonehouse Cup for the best exhibit in the handicraft classes, Mrs Carol Wilson; Deidre Medd Memorial Cup for the best tapestry item, Mrs S Stanforth; Chairman’s Trophy for the best hand-knitted garment, Mrs Carol Wilson; Stanley Lyon Trophy for the best art exhibit, Jane Robinson; Hoyle Cup for the most points in the dairy produce section, Mrs Kaye Rideout & Mrs Marie Wilson; G Williamson Cup for children’s baking, Jake Grange; Mary Knaggs Memorial Trophy for four butterfly buns by boy or girl under 16 years, Joseph Warson; Verbeken Cup for the most points in the fruit and vegetable classes, A Boyd; Dunorlan Cup for the most outstanding exhibit in the flower classes, R Rideout; George Medd Memorial Rosebowl for three roses, D. Smith; Barry Knaggs Memorial Trophy for the best single rose, M Grupwell; Frances Cockerill Cup for the best vase or bowl of annuals, Mrs Marie Wilson; Downe Arms Rosebowl for best exhibit in floral art, Ness Summerson; Prima Hair Salon Trophy for best exhibit in photography classes, Alison Kirkbride; Commondale Cup for best coloured print by child under 16, Lorna Quantrill; Michael Stainsby Memorial Cup for the best coloured print (scenery), Lizzie Watson; Connie Watson Trophy for the most points in the children’s section, Evie Findlay; Arthur Agar Cup for the best miniature garden, Emma Snaith; Stoneleigh Cup for the most original fancy dress (9-16 years), Sacha Buckworth; Freer Cup for the most outstanding painting exhibit up to 11 years, Evie Findlay; Harry Williamson Memorial Cup for the winner of Fancy Dress up to 11 years, Rosie Kevan & Ivan Lillie; Lloyd Trophy for the winner of the junior cross country (11 years and under), Seb Whitaker-Wright; Castleton Show Under-14s Cross Country Cup, Archie Lane; Michael Dee Trophy for the winner of the boys’ cross country (14-18yrs), Thomas Aspin.
Cynthia Dee Trophy for the winner of the girls’ cross country (14-18yrs), Rebecca Aspin; Gell Trophy for the cleanest stationary engine, A & P Nesfield; R Watson Trophy for the best vintage motorcycle, C Davis; Dolfair Cup for most points in show, H Walby; Chelsea Rose Trophy for the best animal made of vegetables or fruit by child 8-11 years, Jake Grange; Driving Ambition Trophy for the best classic car, Mr Maynard; Eileen Lahr Memorial Trophy for the winner of class 107, flower arrangement in a special case, Lisa Nesfield; Castleton; Shop Cup Cake Cup for four decorated cup-cakes, Jacqueline Chapman.