Goring Heath and Whitchurch Autumn Show

The Goring Heath and Whitchurch Autumn Show was held in the Parish Hall on Saturday and, as always, the exhibits of fruit, vegetables, flowers, baking, art, crafts, flower arrangements and photographs highlighted the talents of the entrants. The committee would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who entered, to the judges – Rodney Davis, Ann Lewis, Sally Woolhouse and Jim Donahue, to the volunteers who helped set up on Friday evening and clear up on Saturday afternoon and to the ‘viewing public’ who supported the event by buying plants, refreshments and raffle tickets as well as enjoying seeing the wonderful exhibits.

The very deserving trophy winners were:

The Allotment Cup (for the most points in the Vegetables and Fruit Section) John Coupland

The Betty Haytor Memorial Cup (for the most points in the Flowers Section) Dave Sexon

The Floral Arrangement Trophy (for the most points in Flower Arranging Section Sue Sexon

The Handicraft Trophy Viv Chambers

The Art Trophy Liz Gibson

The Arts and Crafts Trophy (for the most points in Art and Handicraft Section) Liz Gibson

The Baking and Preserves Cup Sue Matthews

The Photography Cup Joint Winners - Lorna Woolhouse and David Pearson

The Douglas Allardyce Memorial Rose Bowl (for the most outstanding exhibit in the Vegetables, Fruit and Flowers Sections)

John Coupland – for his basket of vegetables

Children’s 1st place rosette (for a fingerprint painting) Sophie Bucknall

Children’s 2nd place rosette (for a fingerprint painting) Woody Taylor

Children's 1st place rosette (for four Rice Krispie Cakes) Eve Taylor

The Children’s Cup (for the most points or best exhibit in the Children’s Section)Eve Taylor

Whitchurch Hill Trophy (for the most points overall) John Coupland.

The Spring Show 2017 will be on Saturday, 1st April (yes, April Fool’s Day!) so put the date in next year’s diary as soon as you get it.


For a report on the Spring Show held in April 2016 , and  details of prize winners, click here  Spring Show 2016