Village show proves another blooming success

The 76th Alderley Edge Village Show, organised by the Alderley Edge Allotments and Gardens Society, proved another big success at the weekend.

Just under 450 exhibits were registered for the annual event which attracted a steady flow of visitors to Festival Hall on Saturday, 9th September.

Sixty-one exhibitors entered the competitive show, with classes for flowers, fruit and vegetables, domestic crafts, cookery, photographs or works of art - as well as children's classes.

Fenton Simpson, Chairman of Alderley Edge Allotments and Gardens Society, presented the 29 cups and trophies. 

The show saw a new star in Philippa Stewart who was the overall winner of the Best Horticultural exhibit in the show. She reigned supreme in the flower classes. Chris Yearsley, as always, produced wonderful exhibits in the vegetables and fruit classes with Jennifer Cockshott, Elaine Ockelton and Jenny Palin producing very impressive results across cookery and handicraft classes.

Councillor Mike Dudley-Jones said "A huge thanks to all of the show committee, the judges and stewards, the show administrators and the cafe team.

"The Festival Hall is a truly great venue and a place all the residents of Alderley Edge should be very proud of. A big thank you to Catherine and Andrew at the Festival Hall for all their help."

Photos: Chris Yearsley with his prize winning 5 different veg; Owen Spence and his garden flowers; Stephen Mooney who took 1st place with Russell Hall for their 4 onions in their first year of entry and Pauline Regan with her prize winning 6 onions and heaviest onion.

Alderley Edge Village Show


Here's what readers have had to say so far. Why not add your thoughts below.

Duncan Herald
Wednesday 13th September 2017 at 10:15 am
Show me a spade and an allotment and see me run.
However, heartiest congrats. to those who turned in another splendid day.
Claire MacLeod
Wednesday 13th September 2017 at 11:30 am
I think pretty much all of us are aware of your lack of enthusiasm for allotments, Duncan! Looks like it was a wonderful show, I'm sorry I missed it.
Fenton Simpson
Wednesday 13th September 2017 at 1:08 pm
Despite the shocking weather through the day we had may visitors!

We also had many volunteers to help with the show from around the village and local areas and I would to thank all those people who made the show a success. The Festival Hall is the natural home of the show now and a great asset to the village.

The full list of trophy's and winners are:

The Peet Percival Memorial shield- Philippa Stewart
Best horticultural exhibit of the show

The Stockport Express Silver Trophy- Pauline Regan
Best horticultural exhibit within a 3 mile radius
(the exhibitor must live within 3 miles of the village)

Gladiolus Cup- Chris Yearsley
Best exhibit in the gladioli classes

The O'Halon Trophy- Philippa Stewart
Best exhibit in the dahlia classes

Th G Hockenhull Shield- Philippa Stewart
Winner of the 5 decorative dahlias

Mrs WS Sleath Silver Cup- Ian Cockshott
Winner of the display of sweet peas.

Mr and Mrs John Nixon Silver Cup- Philippa Stewart
Highest aggregate points in the flower classes.

The Reg Beresford Trophy- Mike Ockleton
Winner of 3 kinds of vegetables.

The Chris Dixon award- Pauline Regan
Winner of the 6 onions.

The Silver Cup- Fenton Simpson
The heaviest marrow.

The Union Cup- Chris Yearsley
Highest aggregate points in the vegetable classes exc. class 20, 21

The Ockleton Family Cup-Elaine Ocketon
Highest aggregate points in jams, preserves and pickles.

The Victoria Sponge Cake Cup- Jennifer Cockshott
Best Victoria sponge in show.

The Photography Trophy- Sian Yearsley
Best photographic exhibit.

The Harry Hardy Trophy- Chris Yearsley
Winner in the runner bean class.

The Howard Saunders Trophy- Rosemary Jay
Winner of the 8 shallots.

The John Smith Trophy- Chris Yearsley
Winner of the 5 different veg class.

The Newcomers's Trophy- Richard Poole
Newcomers class, not entered in the show before.

The Sally Anne Silver Cup- Elaine Ockleton
Most meritorious exhibit in the domestic craft.

Th MJ Proctor Silver Cup- Jenny Palin
Highest aggregate points in the handicraft classes.

Mrs D Midwood Silver Cup- Jenny Palin
Best exhibit in the handicraft classes.

The FE Jones Silver Cup- Jennifer Cockshott
Highest aggregate points in the cookery classes.

The WV Percival Silver Cup- Master George Holt
Winner of the children's flower arrangements.

The Sunflower Challenge Cup- Master George Chadwick
Winner of the tallest sunflowerclass.

The Cockshott Family Cup- Polly Milly Thorpe
Winner of the animal made of fruit/vegetable aged under 12 years.

The Anne Gompertz Memorial Cup- Sue Mills
Best painting in show in all categories.

The Chairman's Trophy- Kaitlyn Harwood
Winner of the heaviest pumpkin.

The Bread Makers Cup- Elaine Ockleton
Highest aggregate score in the bread classes.

Special award for an exhibit not already awarded a prize- Jackie Dudley-Jones
A fantastic trio of aubergines !

We will shortly review our classes and date for next years show so if you have any ideas please get in touch!

The show is for the benefit and enjoyment of the village.