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Bourne show produces the goods again

Despite higher than usual temperatures over the summer, the Bourne Produce Show still delivered an excellent array of entries.

Organisers of the annual show, which was held for the 13th time on Saturday, September 8, at the Bourne Abbey Church, said it had been a successful day all round.

"We were concerned about the weather and the number of entries we would get because of the hot weather, but it turned out to be a really enjoyable show," said Marion Durrands, one of the organisers of the event.

"This was the 13th show and it turned out to be lucky for us."

Marion said they had 39 exhibitors and 218 entries across all the categories.

Doors opened at 9am and entry was open until 11.30am.

Judging then took place at 12pm and the show opened to the public from 2.30pm until 4.30pm.

"We were very pleased with the turnout," said Stella Roe, who also assisted with organising the event.

"People were coming in all afternoon and it was well attended."

Stella said entry cost 50p and proceeds went to covering costs of putting the show together.

"There was a raffle and homemade refreshments on sale and our aim is not to make money but just to cover our costs," she said.

Marion said they need to say a big thanks to the judges Brenda Greatwood and Vic Henry, and to everyone who helped out on the day.

"We also need to send out a very big thanks to all those who supported us and visited the show," she said.

"Members of the Bourne U3A art group put on a tremendous display of art work so a big thanks to them as well."

Winners were as follows:

- Ted bailey Open Shield: Mick Twaite;

- Bourne Garden Club Member Shield: Mick Twaite;

- Cecil Wright Memorial Cup: Mick Twaite;

- Peggy Morrison Vase: Eric Kendrick;

- RHS Grenfall Medal: Eric Kendrick;

- Bourne Bake Off Award: Stella Roe; and

- Junior Section: Brothers Samuel and Oliver Petz.

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