A wonderful day enjoyed by all

One word summed up this year’s Cockerham Show for its president Evelyn Bush: “Brilliant!”

Mrs Bush’s view was echoed by the many visitors who enjoyed fabulous floral and vegetable displays and an outstanding selection of entries in the children’s section.

Cockerham Village Show

Cockerham Village Show

Mrs Bush said she hoped the children would support the show – which this year celebrated its 51st year – for many years to come.

With entries significantly up on last year there was much to see and admire.

Show chairman Christine Smith said: ‘The ‘Design a Garden on an A4 Piece of Paper’ was especially popular, giving the judge Chris Clapp a real problem picking a winner. They were all so good and well thought out.

“It was also good to see Kirkland and Catterall School Garden enter the vegetable section with some excellent exhibits.”

Mrs Smith herself triumphed with first prize in the marrow section – retaining the top prize for another year.

She revealed it was her passion for vegetable growing that led to her joining the show committee and she has now notched up 10 years as chairman.

She said: ”I started showing many moons ago – I was a regular and they knew the show meant a lot to me, and they asked would I like to be on the committee.”

The Lancaster Canal Trust also set up a stall to provide information on walks, history and the future restoration of the canal’s upper reaches. Refreshments were served by show committee members.

Judges were Mr. J. Speak, vegetables; Mr. L. Foden, flowers; Mrs. M. Blackwell, cookery; Mrs. B. Newhouse, floral art; Mr. L. Thompson, photography; Mrs. M. Taylor, children’s and, standing in at short notice, Mrs. S. Hornby, handicrafts.

Mrs Bush was presented with a bouquet by this year’s Cockerham Rose Queen Jenny Lawson.