Tillmouth celebrates 60th anniversary show
Tillmouth Horticultural Society's 60th anniversary show on Sunday got off to a successful start with the popping of prosecco corks to mark the milestone.
Despite the difficult summer weather, the show had many floral and vegetable contributions together with a good contribution in the baking and a very large handicrafts sections.
The children’s section was boosted by lovely art work from Norham St Ceolwulf’s First School which, organisers hope, is the start of continued support.
In recognition of it being the 60th show, it was decided to inaugurate a Junior Cup.
This would be for a specific class which will vary from year to year in the hope it will encourage more children to participate.
Organisers were pleased to see some new faces this year and hope their experience will bring them back again.
The fun dog show was a great crowd-puller with many fun classes for the dogs to take part in.
Overall, a good day was enjoyed by all despite the drizzle.
Cup winners were: The Blake Challenge Cup: John Pigg; Tillmouth Industrial Challenge Cup: Shona Pigg; Cottager’s Cup: Theresa McCreath; Mrs E Knight Challenge Cup: Maureen Cranston; Wallace Challenge Cup for potatoes: D John Pigg.
Billmier Challenge Cup for gladioli: Bill Cockburn; WI Cup for novelty soft toy: Joyce Luby; Junior Cup for face on a plate with fruit and veg: Ben Maxwell.
Next year’s show will be held on September 9.