Etal serves up a treat for 80th staging of annual flower show

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There are few nicer places to be on a lovely summer’s day than Etal and that is clearly what hundreds of visitors to its annual show thought too.

Heavy rain through the night and during the morning thankfully gave way to bright sunshine as temperatures soared into the afternoon.

Etal Show

Etal Show

Richard Baker, a committee member, said: “We had a good turnout from entries in the main marquee to visitors through the gate and entering in the companion dog show.”

The cups were presented by Lady Joicey and Jack Bexon, from Etal, presented flowers to Lady Joicey as a thank-you.

The Schmid family won the Michael Edward Joicey Family Salver for the second year on the trot, collectively gaining the most points in the show.

Crowds were entertained in the main arena with a falconry display, chainsaw carving, Coldstream Pipe Band and children’s sports, plus numerous stallholders.

Etal Show

Etal Show

Cup winners

Hugh Joicey Cup: R Lockhart. Challenge Cup (runner beans): R Lockhart. Ernie Bertram Cup: R Lockhart. Challenge Cup (sweet peas): J Givens. Challenge Cup in memory of Bert Shiel: E Moffat. Lady Joan Joicey Challenge Cup: L Wood. Heatherslaw Mill Cup: S Pearce. Nora Tait Cup: S Pearce. Challenge Cup (chocolate cake): J Stevens. Challenge Cup in memory of Iris Abercrombie: AM Chapman. Salver (needlework): K Bacon. Walker & Hall Rose Bowl: A Douglas. Rose Bowl in memory of Jean Walker: A Douglas. Cup for a lady’s knitted hat: A Douglas. Elisabeth Lady Joicey Trophy: J Hetterick. Cup for Etal Flower Show memories: V Glass. Cup (most points in stick section): T Thompson. Cup (best walking stick natural head): T Thompson.

Etal Show

Etal Show