Village marks war centenary

Norham village hall was awash with poppies, poppy pictures and red floral exhibits as the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War was recognised and commemorated at Norham Industrial Show.

Thursday, 1st November 2018, 15:48 pm
Norham village hall was awash with poppies, poppy pictures and red floral exhibits for the village industrial show held in recognition and commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War.

The judges were very impressed with the quality of entries and in particular with the children’s paintings and the cross-stitch picture by Maureen Cranston, which won the trophy for best exhibit. Some of the prize-winners are pictured.

Maureen proved herself to be a real all-rounder and did a good job in wiping the board with firsts in preserves, baking, soup, knitting, craft and photographs ensuring that she went home with the Walker and Hall rosebowl for most points overall and the prize for most points in craft.

Sheelagh Hume gave Maureen a run for her money winning the prize for most points in the cookery exhibits. Sheelagh’s scones were mouth watering, as was her sandwich cake and apple tart, and with the help of some craft too. Sheelagh also took the Tweedside trophy home as she had more points than any other WI or Scottish rural member.

Sandra Greenwood was absolutely thrilled to take the Graham Toward cup home for the Organic produce collection. Sandra proved that even new entrants can win silverware at this show.

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Jodi Mace and her boys won the family cup this year. That picture frame showed skill.

Olivia and Eve Johnson fought hard against each other for the Jasper Moody memorial trophy – open children cup. Olivia won the day, neat sewing Olivia.

Good handwriting, a home-made medal and a nicely decorated stone gained Rocco Wile the Norham school trophy. Well done Rocco, who is only four year old and was competing against 8 year olds.

The colouring competition is a class for all no matter what age or ability. Eve and Olivia Johnson, Phillipa Sturrock and Sheila J won prizes.

The lists of craft classes for 2019 are already in circulation. The theme will be ‘Victorian’ as 2019 is 200 years since Queen Victoria was born. If you want to get a head start on your entries for a mop cap, needle case or Victorian card – to name just a few - why not contact Sheila Johnson for your preliminary schedule. Tel: 01289 382480.