‘Village show gets bigger and better each year’

Belford's intrepid band of duck catchers at the village show's Duck Race on Saturday from left to right Steve Newman, Ian Carruthers, Bill Bennet, Kevan Sheil and Steve White.
Belford's intrepid band of duck catchers at the village show's Duck Race on Saturday from left to right Steve Newman, Ian Carruthers, Bill Bennet, Kevan Sheil and Steve White.

The 97th Belford Show was held on Saturday and there was an exceptionally good turnout of exhibits, according to the committee.

There was a new cup to contest this year, the Guy Comber Memorial Cup, which was donated by his family for the best chocolate cake as this was his favourite.

Lord Walton has retired after more than 10 years as president of the show. He was presented with a gift from the committee by William McLaren, who has taken over the post.

Cup winners

Mr & Mrs JD Henderson Cup: T Bell. Best in produce section: J Sanderson, for lemon curd. Mrs BA Tully Cup: T Bell. Best in baking section: J Richardson, for bread. Guy Comber Memorial Cup: T Bell. The Hunter Cup: B Twiname. Doreen Thompson Memorial Shield: V Glass. J Hutchinson Memorial: M Pyle. Johnson Cup: S McQuattie. Mrs MI McDonald Shield: M Pyle. Mrs D McDonald Salver: J Wright. Miss CJ Sanderson Cup: M Bell. Dr DT McDonald Cup: S Potts. Best in flowers section: M Bell, for chrysanthenums. Bottle of whisky donated by Doug Renton: M Bell. Best in vegetables section: R Dodd, for parsnips. Bottle of whisky donated by Doug Renton: R Dodd. Bob Martin Memorial: E Duncan. NH Hogg Memorial: S Gilhome. Nell Atkin Memorial Trophy: R Reay. Robson Cup: L MacAdam. Hibbs Cup: S Gilhome. Potato grown in pot: T Oates. Heaviest sunflower head: T Bell. Janet Wakenshaw: J Wright.