Today was the day of the 50th Rangeworthy village Women's Institute Flower Show....50 years! That means they started before I was born & some people there remembered the first one back in the 1960's. Not very much has changed except perhaps the fashion styles of the villagers - there are still categories for knitting & needlework, jams & chutneys, fruit cakes & Victoria sponges, carrots & runner beans and much more.
One difference was that this year I was roped in to judge the craft category & it was quite difficult as I had to put aside what I personally liked & had to concentrate on the quality of the work.....so here I am with my "steward" Ffiona discussing the merits of the hand crafted items!
I have included some photos of the exhibits below.
These are my tomatoes which weren't placed...apparently the judge prefers traditional round cherry tomatoes & not these new fangled shapes! My carrot muffins received a respectable second though.
Finally, a shot of "The Rangeworthy Hill Billies" who turned out in an 80 year old car & drove around the village encouraging locals to come to the show later in the day to admire the exhibits, have tea & cake & watch the prize giving which was presented by BBC news reader Ali Vowles who lives just along the road in the next village.