Spring Show on Saturday 6th April  

The display of show exhibits was delightful and clearly demonstrated the skill and enthusiasm of the exhibitors and their wide range of interests. I hope that you came along to see it all and to enjoy the refreshments on offer. 

The Main Hall housed the exhibits of flower arranging, horticulture and culinary, together with a selection of arts & craft exhibits. My personal favourites were the exquisite large flower arrangements and the vibrant, colourful stems of flowering shrubs. The Parish Room housed the photography, painting, calligraphy and prose exhibits, along with the art exhibits from the Adult & Child Pairs class. 

Previously, the Adult & Child Pairs categories have all been art but this time we extended the range into culinary as well. Another change was the bold introduction of a second Open Category in children’s Art & Crafts. The first one allowed children of any age to enter a picture of any subject, done in any medium. This resulted in a display in the corridor of a colourful and diverse collection of pictures from a large number of children. The new second Open Category allowed children of any age to enter a model of any animal who lives in either the Artic or the Antarctic. Most of those exhibits were colourful and amusing penguins, displayed on the end of the central tables as if ready to jump into the sea! 

The impressive display of show exhibits was enhanced by the large hanging banners from Tewin Parent & Toddler group (hand-print rainbow) and from Tewin Under-Fives Pre-school (depicting the four seasons). The budding young gardeners of Tewin Cowper School made a stand-up display about their work on their allotment. It clearly showed their great enthusiasm and engagement with horticulture and so was given a prominent position on the stage. 

The adult trophy winners were Mavis Haggar for Flower Arranging, Ann Lee for Horticulture, Shirley Ashby for Arts & Crafts, David Gregg for Photography and Melanie Goodison for Culinary. The winners of the Adult & Child Class were the mother and daughter pair of Debbie Hall & Lauren Murray. The Tewin Cowper School Award goes to the child with the highest number of points in the children’s classes for horticulture, arts & crafts and culinary. Lauren Murray won convincingly by being first in her age group in all three of these classes:-very impressive!  Finally, the Les Borg Cup for Children’s Photography was won by Peter Goodison.  

Many thanks to everyone who helped at the show:-  

  • The staff, helpers and children at Tewin Cowper School, Tewin Under-Fives Pre-school and the Tewin Parent & Toddler group, who have been very enthusiastic and supportive
  • The judges, who give their time and expertise freely
  • The Judges’ Stewards, who helped the judges and recorded the results
  • Linda Crawford and her team for lunch for the judges, refreshments in the afternoon and washing up
  • Our guest presenters Lynda Cowler and Brian Mead  
  • Michael Clark for taking the photographs
  • The committee, who worked so hard to make the show a success
  • All the helpers behind the scenes, setting up and clearing the hall, manning the door and making cakes for the afternoon refreshments.
  • All the exhibitors, without whom there would be no show! 

A full list of all the prize-winners is shown below and photographs of the show can be found HERE 

Special Awards for Highest Points

Winners

Flower Arranging: Welwyn Times Trophy

Mavis Haggar

Horticulture: Van Hage Cup

Ann Lee

Arts & Crafts: Marian Meads Memorial Trophy

Shirley Ashby

Photography: Peter Allen Memorial Cup

David Gregg

Culinary: Nodder Bowl

Melanie Goodison

Adult & Child Pairs: THACS trophy

Debbie Hall & Lauren Murray

Tewin Cowper School Children’s Award

Lauren Murray

Children’s Photography: Les Borg Cup

Peter Goodison

  

Adults

First

Second

Third

Flower Arranging

Mavis Haggar

Audrey Walters

Bridget Keppler

Horticulture

Ann Lee

Anna Clark

Marie St Pier

Arts & Crafts

Shirley Ashby

Terry Brand

Jim Hall

Photography

David Gregg

Terry Brand

Michael Clark

Culinary

Melanie Goodison

Hilary Tipping

Shirley Barker

Adult & Child Pairs

 

 

 

Arts & Crafts

Debbie Hall & Lauren Murray

Debbie Hall & Erin Murray

Melanie & Annabel Goodison

  

Children

Winners

Horticulture

 

Nursery & Reception

Lauren Murray

School years 5-7

Annabel Goodison

Arts & Crafts

 

Nursery & Reception

Lauren Murray

School years 1 & 2

Jasmine* & AB* & Anon 1*

School years 3 & 4

Peter Goodison

School years 5-7

Ellie Muir

Photography

 

School years 3 & 4

Peter Goodison

School years 5-7

Tilly Dring & Annabel Goodison

Culinary

 

 Nursery & Reception

Lauren Murray

 *:- These children are pupils at Tewin Cowper School. 

Ray Keppler (Show Secretary) 

 

THACS AGM on Monday 14th January

The minutes and reports from the 2019 AGM can be found HERE

 

Updated APF  18/04/2019