Uppingham community produces the goods at annual fete

Uppingham Produce Show.Jean Hamilton with her scones and cakes EMN-150208-212715009
Uppingham Produce Show.Jean Hamilton with her scones and cakes EMN-150208-212715009

The Uppingham community turned out in force to support a produce and craft show brimming with creativity and colour.

The town’s annual fete, flower and produce show took place on Tod’s Piece on Sunday.

Uppingham Produce Show. Pauline Graveson with her display EMN-150208-212648009

Uppingham Produce Show. Pauline Graveson with her display EMN-150208-212648009

Fantastic weather helped ensure a huge turnout. The playing field was lined with trades stands, food and drink stalls and children’s entertainment, plus energetic displays from a Viking troupe and Uppingham School Sports Centre.

Corby Silver Band entertained the crowds alongside host, Rob Persani.

The poor pre-show summer weather had a slight effect on the numbers of produce entries, but people turned their talents instead to handicrafts and photography, with more than 90 exhibits in these classes.

Vet Jonathan Crosher had a tough job judging the seven classes in the popular fun dog show sponsored by Thorpe-by-Water Kennels. This year best in show winner was Emily with her dog with George.

Uppingham Produce Show. Rob McCracken with his pic of Lyddington Church EMN-150208-212821009

Uppingham Produce Show. Rob McCracken with his pic of Lyddington Church EMN-150208-212821009

Committee chairman Nikki Jervis paid tribute to the generosity of Uppingham’s businesses who donated raffle prizes and sold schedules on the run-up to the show. She also thanked friends of the committee who provided much-needed help to make the day the great success it was and of course, to everyone who came to support the afternoon.

Contact the committee at uppinghamshow@gmail.com.

Show Tent Cup Winners:

Matthew Rose - Margaret Brooks

Uppingham Produce Show.  Hilary Dawe with her flowers EMN-150208-212804009

Uppingham Produce Show. Hilary Dawe with her flowers EMN-150208-212804009

Noakes Rose - Ray Ingram

Uppingham Flower Show Floral - Eric Kendrick

Uppingham Home Produce Association - Judith Wootton

GB Generator Salad Section - Judith Wootton

Uppingham Produce Show. Richard and Shirley Harris and granddaughters Katelyn and Chloe Collingwood EMN-150208-212853009

Uppingham Produce Show. Richard and Shirley Harris and granddaughters Katelyn and Chloe Collingwood EMN-150208-212853009

Uppingham Flower Arrangement Cobblers - Eric Kendrick

Uppingham Container Plants, Rose Bowl - Eric Kendrick

Garden Hotel, Home Produce - Sarah Meadwell

Falcon Hotel, Photography - Adam Kilby

Open Section - Handicrafts - Denise Cooper

Stainsby Cup, Best Exhibit - Denise Cooper

Uppingham Produce Show.   The Tyrs Huskarla Vikings Robert Marlow, David Marlow, Kyle Kirklan, Amelia Bedwell and Kevin Giddings. EMN-150208-213019009

Uppingham Produce Show. The Tyrs Huskarla Vikings Robert Marlow, David Marlow, Kyle Kirklan, Amelia Bedwell and Kevin Giddings. EMN-150208-213019009

Uppingham Flower Show, Smallwood Cup - Eric Kendrick,

Under eight years - Michael Stanton-Broome

Eight to 15 years - Maisie Cooper