Update 12th August 2021…

How lovely it was to see the return of this popular event and a sense of normality after all the challenges of Covid 19.  Despite a poor weather forecast there was only one short-lived shower which did nothing to mar the enjoyment of those who were there.

There was an impressive number of entries despite the poor summer and outside, under cover, the Tea & Cake Stall, Raffle, Tombola, Bric a Brac & Books, Whisky Lottery and Blind Man’s Bottle Stall all contributed to Village Hall funds.  St Olave’s Church ran a Bottle Stall and Voucher Board and the Playing Field Committee a BBQ and Gin Board and the Friends of Fritwell School a Spin for a Teddy for their own funds and Vicky Hibberd promoted the Three Parishes Magazine.

The Committee are so grateful to all those who helped towards the success of the event, not least those entrants who produced such impressive results. Particular thanks go to the following who ran the stalls so efficiently; Margaret Hughes, Polly Foster, Nicky Smith, Mandy Fox, Angie Reeves, Caroline Westall, Rosemary Dockrey, and Sue Miles, along with Committee members and friends.

Further thanks go to the team who erected and took down the marquees, Colin Smith, Ian Critchley, Mick Stiff, Pete Foley, Alex Steer, Chris Miller Jones, Paul Walder, Jon Boyce and Luke Kimber for the loan of his pop-up shelters. Kate and Roger Neal were also very helpful in setting up for the afternoon and tidying away at the end. Alistair Lowdon deserves a special mention, not only for supervising the marquees’ erection but also for helping on both days with the collections from residents, organising extra tables, taking down pop-ups in the pouring rain and generally being an enormous support to the organisers

Finally, massive thanks to all those residents of Fritwell who so generously donated bottles and items for the Raffle, Tombola and Cake Stall.  This helps to make it a truly whole village event and to raise the superb amount of £862 for Village Hall funds.

Vivienne Harding, who organised the Show very efficiently with the help of Glynis Lowdon and Helen Metcalfe (who also oversaw the “and More” part) greatly appreciated the support given by other Committee members before, during and after the event.

FLOWER SHOW CUP WINNERS

Luke Kimber – British Legion Challenge cup & British Legion cup
Martin Pearson – Colonel Hodgson cup & Chairman’s cup
Stephen Jefferies – Iris Allen cup
Jim Reeves – Jim Wrighton  cup
Pamela Stear – Women’s Institute cup & Walker cup
Kate Neal – Mildred Winning Silver Salver
Anthony Jefferies – Bill Hopkins cup

 

Children:
Megan Pearson – Vivienne & Jim Harding cup – 6-11
Oscar Merry – Secretaries cup – 0-5
Alexis Richmond – Eric Reeves cup – Children’s best exhibit overall.

FLOWER SHOW RAFFLE PRIZE WINNERS

  1. £50………………………….. Ashley Grey
  2. RED LABEL WHISKY….. Clare Walder
  3. GIN & TONIC TASTING…Vicky Hibberd
  4. HYDRANGEA……………… Jane White
  5. 1 DAY FISHING FOR 2… Tony Merry
  6. FRUIT HAMPER…………… Sue Rabbit
  7. MEAT VOUCHER………… Glynis Lowdon
  8. GLASS LANTERN………… Jim Reeves
  9. TRESEMME DRIER……… Laurie Newton
  10. SAINSBURY GIFT CARD…Vivienne Harding
  11. DOVE SET…………………… Jim Harding
  12. BRAUN ELECTRIC RAZOR…John Reeves
  13. PORCELAIN MUGS…………Jim Reeves
  14. SET OF RAMEKIN DISHES…Jack Merry
  15. BABYLISS HAIR STRAIGHTENER…Jack Merry
  16. APOTHECARY SET…………Laurie Newton
  17. APRICOT BRANDY……… Jack Merry
  18. MILK TRAY CHOCOLATES………David Scott
  19. SALON SCANDINAVIA VOUCHER…Daisy
  20. DELIA SMITH RECIPE BOOK……Sue Rabbit
  21. HARVEYS BRISTOL CREAM SHERRY…Amelia Hughes
  22. ROSE WINE………………… Phil Clap
  23. BOTTLE OF PORT………… Richard Reeves
  24. WIND CHIME……………… Joan Harris
  25. DKNY WOMAN SET…… Sue Girling
  26. PETIT DESSERTS…………..Sapphire
  27. DIOR……………………………Jane Girling
  28. BACARDI RUM…………… Phil Clap
  29. HOT WATER BOTTLE……Amelia Hughes
  30. STYLE & GRACE GIFT SET………Martin Pearson
  31. EAU DE TOILETTE…………Phil Clap
  32. DOOR WREATH……………Jane Girling
  33. TRIGGER POND VOUCHER……Daisy
  34. TABLE LIGHT………………..Caroline Westall

 

Please see a selection of photos from Helen Metcalfe below…

Roll on 2022!!