Baby bonnets made for Tiny Lives charity

More than 300 people enjoyed an impressive array of colourful produce at the annual Bamburgh Show on Saturday.

Thursday, 13th September 2018, 12:14 pm
Updated Wednesday, 12th September 2018, 09:20 am
Bamburgh Show 2018 Show chairman Barbara Jackson with the Baby Bonnet Bunting that was raising funds for the Tiny Lives charity at the RVI Hospital. Picture by Jane Coltman

There was an unusual display of over 150 specially knitted baby bonnets strung across the room before being sent to the Tiny Lives charity at the RVI in Newcastle.

There were also several new classes this year including sloe gin, vegetable cake and an arrangement of flowers in an unusual container.

Bamburgh Show 2018 Jimmy Johnson from Ellingham with his winning dahlias. Picture by Jane Coltman

WI members were also invited to create a floral display to celebrate 100 years of the Northumberland Federation and Bamburgh WI.

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Other attractions included a dog show, live music and prosecco bar.

Trophy winners

Horticulture. Horner Challenge Cup: Jimmy Scott; McDougal Cup: G Starkey; Dobson Cup: Jimmy Johnson; Harry Birkett Cup: Jimmy Scott.

Bamburgh Show 2018 Multi-prizewinning Olivia Douglas from Seahouses. Picture by Jane Coltman

Cookery and handicraft. RD Watson Memorial Challenge Cup: Olivia Topham; Beatrice Watson Cup: Debbie Topham.Traders colourful frontage: The Copper Kettle.

THERE IS A SPECIAL EVENT OPEN ONLY TO MEMBERS OF THE W.I. WHO ARE BEING INVITED TO CREATE A FLORAL DISPLAY TO CELEBRATE “100 YEARS OF NORTHUMBERLAND FEDERATION AND BAMBURGH WOMEN’S INSTITUTE”.

MANY VILLAGERS ARE ALREADY BUSY KNITTING BABY HATS WHICH WILL COME TOGETHER AT THE SHOW TO CREATE “BAMBURGH BABY BONNET BUNTING”, A DISPLAY WHICH IT IS HOPED WILL ENCOURAGE DONATIONS TO THE TINY LIVES TRUST, A CHARITY WHICH SUPPORTS PREMATURE AND NEW-BORN SICK INFANTS AT THE RVI, NEWCASTLE.

FOLLOWING THE ENTHUSIASM FOR PARTICIPATING IN JUDGING EXPRESSED BY VISITORS TO THE SHOW LAST YEAR, THERE WILL BE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR THE PUBLIC TO VOTE FOR THE BEST TOTE BAG DESIGN. THIS SHOULD BE NO LARGER THAN A4 IN SIZE AND SHOULD USE “BAMBURGH VILLAGE SHOW” AS THE THEME FOR THE DESIGN. IT IS HOPED THAT THE WINNING ENTRY MIGHT BE USED TO CREATE A RE-USABLE BAG AND THEREFORE CONTRIBUTE TO LOCAL EFFORTS TO REDUCE / REMOVE SINGLE USE PLASTIC PRODUCTS.

Bamburgh Show 2018Jimmy Scott was delighted that at 78 he could still produce winning vegetables. Picture by Jane Coltman