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Eynsham Parish Council

Village Show 2009

Village Show 2009

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Traditional with a modern twist: images from Eynsham Village Show 12 September 2009, kindly supplied by Paul Stammers. Details of winners below.


Helen Peacocke, food judge of long standing, reports: "With more than 120 people taking part, many entering more than one category, the Village Show was better than ever and a great example of our enthusiasm for a community event such as this. The jam section was particularly impressive, and the carrot cakes were scrumptious. So were the apple pies and fruit cakes. My dog certainly enjoyed judging the home-baked dog biscuit section. After sniffing each bowl carefully, he was let off his lead and allowed to make for his favourite, which he chomped down with great enthusiasm."

Eynsham Village Show 2009 The Pythius Special Award

After much deliberation, licking of lips and sniffing, Pythius gave his verdict in Class 82 Homemade Dog Biscuits:

  • Gold - Shirley Fisk
  • Silver - Pat Atkins
  • Bronze - Imogen Rostron

Paws Under The TablePythius seemed to enjoy his “onerous” task and thanked all eight entrants for making his morning very special. He left saying that he needed a long walk and a snooze.

Helen Peacocke, who Pythius says dragged him around over 40 pubs, sometimes visiting on several occasions, donated a signed copy of their book “Paws Under The Table” for the winner.

Seems like Shirley will be enjoying a glass or two over the coming months.

FURTHER READING: Gallery 2008; Slideshows 2011.

Related Documents
12/09/2009 Village Show Class Winners 2009
12/09/2009 Village Show Cup Winners 2009
10/08/2009 Eynsham Village Show 2009 – schedules & entry form
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    Photo: Helen Peacocke 12/09/2009

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    Photo: Paul Stammers 12/09/2009

    This entry from M & UM Blake won the gold medal.

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    Photo: Paul Stammers 12/09/2009

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    Photo: Paul Stammers 12/09/2009

    This entry from Colin Fisk won the gold medal.

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    Photo: Paul Stammers 12/09/2009

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    Photo: Paul Stammers 12/09/2009

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    Photo: Paul Stammers 12/09/2009

    This entry from Sandra Harbour won the gold medal.

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    Photo: Paul Stammers 12/09/2009

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    Photo: Paul Stammers 12/09/2009

    This entry from Julia Hyde & Janet Kidd won the gold medal.

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    Photo: Paul Stammers 12/09/2009

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    Photo: Paul Stammers 12/09/2009

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    Photo: Paul Stammers 12/09/2009

    Ursula Goulding won the gold medal in this class. Her jelly is also on sale most Thursday mornings at Eynsham Country Market.

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    Photo: Paul Stammers 12/09/2009

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    Photo: Paul Stammers 12/09/2009

    A class for men only: this entry from Tim 'O' Fea Sheffield won the gold medal

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    Photo: Paul Stammers 12/09/2009

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    Photo: Paul Stammers 12/09/2009

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    Photo: Paul Stammers 12/09/2009

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    Jennifer Harland won the gold medal in this class. She still grieves that her carefully-nurtured bucket of compost was unplaced.

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    Photo: Dennis Stukenbroeker 12/09/2009

    Dennis won both gold and silver medals in this class. Text of each haiku follows:

    Autumn leaves turning
    she still smiles when she sees me
    after all these years.

    Summer crops ripening
    sparrows in the hedgerow
    appear, disappear.

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    Photo: Kathie Tanner 12/09/2009

    This photo was taken in the Butterfly House at Blenheim Palace. Kathie couldn't get over the fact that you could actually see the butterfly feeding from the flower. She adds:

    "Someone at the show was amazed that I had taken this with my Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5, which hasn't got any fancy large lens on! Sometimes when you print close-up photos they lose the clarity but this one came out well. I haven't won anything in the photo class before and I won a bronze in the Manipulated section too. The cup was quite a surprise."

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    Photo: Paul Stammers 12/09/2009

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    Photo: Paul Stammers 12/09/2009

    This entry from Heather Horner won the gold medal and the Eynsham Carnival Trophy.

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    Photo: Paul Stammers 12/09/2009

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    Photo: Paul Stammers 12/09/2009