Dalbeattie Civic Flower Show
The Dalbeattie Civic Flower and Produce Show was held in the town hall on Sunday, August 26.
The show, which was opened by Mr Tommy Henderson was a tremendous success with more than 600 exhibitors, showing an amazing array of flowers, vegetables and crafts with the usual competitors vying to acquire the trophies.
There was a super display in the flower and pot plant section and the baking section was also well supported, making judging very difficult.
The floral art section saw some beautiful arrangements and in the arts and crafts there was a splendid show of talent with two new classes added this year, upcycled material and metalwork.
The children’s section showcased some amazing creations and organisers were pleased to see the show is looking secure for future years.
The painting classes had few entries in each class, despite there being so many talented artists in the region so it was rather disappointing but the photography section always produces some lovely pictures.
And as usual the walking sticks, horn lamps and wooden items had some beautiful work on display.
Judging is never easy and organisers would like to thank them for making those difficult decisions.
The overall winner with the most points this year (despite having said she would possibly not be entering as many classes as in previous years) was once again Lorna Murray. Her enthusiasm and support for the show is to be commended.
Mr Henderson presented the prizes, ably assisted by Civic Queen Ciara McQuarry.
McAlpine SilverTrophy (most points in show): Lorna Murray. FarrishTrophy (best collection veg): Jimmy Murray. DGHPTrophy (most points, veg): Ronnie Carson. Chamber ofTradeTrophy (best exhibit, veg): J Proudlock. Onions and LeeksTrophy (best exhibit): J Proudlock. Peter Allison Memorial Cup (most points, novice veg): G Quintanilla. DGHPTrophy (most points, cut flowers): Jimmy Murray. Community Council Cup (best exhibit, sweet peas): Jean Carruthers. Wallace Rosebowl (best exhibit, roses): B & D Callender. Dahlia Cup (best exhibit): Jimmy Murray. CrystalVaseTrophy (best exhibit, gladioli): Ronnie Carson. Trophy for best asters: Fiona Carson. Lorna Murray Cup (best exhibit, phlox): Jimmy Murray. Best cut flower trophy: Ronnie Carson. Eileen Aitkin Cup (best exhibit, herbaceous): Jimmy Murray. Ronnie Carson Shield (most points, allotment holder): Denise McClurg. Potted plants trophy: Jimmy Murray. Floral ArtTrophy (most points): Margaret Stewart. Jams and JelliesTrophy (most points): Lorna Murray. Gold Rosette (plum jam): Lorna Murray. Kerr CottageTrophy (most points, baking): Lorna Murray. DGHP Silver Salver (best exhibit, baking): Scott Anderson. Winner of best supported baking class (vegetable cake): Marion Croft. The Kalotka Shield (most points 0-3 yrs): Caitlin Hose. Helen Bell Shield (most points, 4-7 yrs): Fern Lundy. Flower Show Shield (most points, 8-11 yrs): Emma Harper. Community Council Cup (most points, sticks): Alexis Cowan. Boughton Shield (most points, novice sticks): John Boughton. Maidenholm CrystalTrophy (most points, handicrafts): Susan Murray and Margaret Anderson. Initiative CrystalTrophy (best exhibit, handicrafts): Alison Elkins. Tall SilverTrophy (most points, painting): Susan Murray. Cup (most points photography): Keith Dickie. Howie Forest Products Cup (best wooden turned item): Peter Campbell.
Collection of three veg: 1 J Murray; 2 L Corsan; 3 R Carson. Onions, round (quality): 1 J Proudlock; 2 J Murray; 3 L Corsan. Onions, flat (sets): 1 R Carson; 2 A Muir; 3 L Corsan. Onion sets (round): 1 R Carson; 2 & 3 L Corsan. Single heavy onion: 1 J Murray; 2 L Corsan; 3 R Carson. Peas: 1 & 2 J Carruthers. Broad beans: 1 L Murray; 2 S Anderson; 3 A Muir. Runner beans: 1 A Muir; 2 A Elkins; 3 L Murray. French beans: 1 & 2 A Muir; 3 D McClurg. Potatoes, round, white: 1 J Murray; 2 R Carson. Potatoes, kidney, white: 1 L Corsan; 2 R Carson; 3 L Corsan. Potatoes, coloured, round: 1 & 2 R Carson. Potatoes, kidney, coloured: 1 L Corsan; 2 J Murray; 3 R Carson. Potatoes, three var: 1 L Corsan; 2 R Carson. Carrots, long: 1 L Corsan; 2 R Carson. Carrots, stump: 1 & 2 D Ford; 3 L Corsan. Beetroot: 1 & 3 L Corsan; 2 R Carson. Parsnips: 1 R Carson; 2 D Ford. Leeks: 1 J Proudlock; 2 L Corsan. Peppers: 1 G Quintanilla; 2 & 3 L Murray. Shallots, red or yellow: 1 J Proudlock; 2 L Murray; 3 R Carson. Shallots, pear shaped: 1 R Carson; 2 L Corsan. Cucumber: 1 & 3 A Muir. Tomatoes: 1 R Carson; 2 J Murray; 3 J Brown. Cherry tomatoes: 1 R McCartney; 2 & 3 J Halliday. Vegetable marrow (quality): 1 D McClurg; 2 A Muir; 3 D Ford. Vegetable marrow (heaviest): 1 A Elkins; 2 & 3 D McClurg. Courgettes: 1 D McClurg; 2 J Halliday; 3 S Anderson. Any other veg: 1 F Carson; 2 L Murray; 3 A Kalotka. Rhubarb: 1 D McClurg; 2 & 3 J Halliday. Plate summer fruit: 1 & 3 J Halliday; 2 L Murray. Chillies: 1 J Halliday; 2 G Quintanilla; 3 L Corsan. Misshapen vegetable: 1 J Carruthers.
Onions: 1 A Kalotka; 2 G Quintanilla. Carrots: 1 A Kalotka. Beetroot: 1 G Quintanilla. Collection of veg: 1 G Quintanilla.
Sweet peas, one var: 1 J Carruthers. Sweet peas, mixed: 1 J Carruthers. Roses, HT, 3 blooms: 1 & 2 B & D Callender. One rose bloom, HT: 1 & 2 B & D Callender; 3 KWagstaff.
One rose HT: 1 & 2 B & D Callender; 3 KWagstaff. Dahlias, decorative: 1 & 2 J Murray. Dahlias, cactus or semi: 1 & 2 J Murray; 3 R Carson. Dahlias, ball: 1 J Murray; 2 J Proudlock. Dahlias, four blooms: 1 J Murray. Dahlias, pom pom: 1 J Proudlock; 2 & 3 J Murray. Dahlia, single bloom, over 6”: 1 J Murray. Dahlia, single bloom, under 6”: 1 & 3 R Carson; 2 J Murray. Gladioli, three spikes: 1 R Carson; 2 J Murray. Gladioli, single pike: 1 R Carson; 2 & 3 D McClurg. Asters: 1 & 2 F Carson. Phlox: 1 J Murray; 2 & 3 R Carson. Annuals: 1 G Quintanilla. Herbaceous perennial: 1 J Murray; 2 G Quintanilla; 3 K Wagstaff. Marigolds: 1 & 2 B & D Callender. Pansies or violas: 1 & 2 B & D Callender.
Pelargonium/geranium: 1 & 3 A Muir; 2 G Quintanilla. Flowering pot plant: 1 G Quintanilla; 2 M Gorlay; 3 F Carson. Begonia: 1 J Murray. Fuchsia: 1 & 2 A Muir.
Jams and jellies
Strawberry jam: 1 & 2 L Murray; 3 J Halliday. Raspberry jam: 1 & 2 L Murray; 3 M McNay. Blackcurrant jam: 1 & 3 L Murray; 2 M McNay. Marmalade: 1 & 2 L Murray; 3 M Sharp. Lemon curd: 1 & 2 L Murray; 3 M Nicol. Any variety jam or jelly not mentioned: 1 L Murray; 2 M Nicol; 3 M McNay. Chutney: 1 L Murray; 2 M Sharp; 3 P Campbell. Eggs: 1 & 2 S Hutton; 3 G Quintanilla. Homemade non-alcoholic beverage: 1 M Nicol; 2 & 3 G Quintanilla. Homemade alcoholic beverage: 1 M Nicol; 2 & 3W Murray.
Girdle scones: 1 & 2 L Murray. Fruit oven scones: 1 & 2 J Halliday; 3 L Murray. Potato scones: 1 A Maxwell; 2 & 3 L Murray. Scotch pancakes: 1 & 2 S Parker; 3 M Anderson. Fruit loaf: 1 M Croft; 2 M Nicol; 3VWhite. Lemon drizzle cake: 1 S Parker; 2 & 3 GThomas. Gingerbread: 1 & 2 L Murray; 3 S Parker. Victoria sponge: 1 G Quintanilla; 2 S Parker; 3 M Croft. Shortbread: 1 & 2 S Parker; 3 L Murray. Savoury flan: 1 & 3 L Murray; 2 S Anderson. Swiss roll: 1 L Murray; 2 & 3 S Parker. Great Dalbeattie Bakeoff Show Stopper: 1 L Murray; 2 M Croft; 3 K Croft. Chocolate Brownies: 1 & 2 L Murray; 3 S Parker. Empire biscuits: 1 & 2 L Murray; 3 S Parker. Gluten free cake: 1 L Murray; 2 G Quintanilla. Vegetable cake: 1 G Quintanilla; 2 S Parker; 3 L Murray. Bread rolls: 1 S Anderson; 2 L Murray; 3 M Anderson. Loaf bread (with yeast): 1 S Anderson; 2 & 3 L Murray. Load bread (without yeast): 1 & 2 L Murray; 3 S Anderson.
Arrangement in basket: 1 M Stewart; 2 KWagstaff; 3 L Dickie. Table centre with single candle: 1 M Stewart; 2 D McClurg; 3 L Dickie. Foliage arrangement: 1 M Stewart; 2 L Dickie; 3 D McClurg. Arrangement with artificial material: 1 M Stewart; 2 & 3 PThornton. Arrangement using driftwood: 1 M Stewart; 2 A Elkins. Five blooms with foliage (novice): 1 & 2 A Kalotka.
Aged 1-3 yrs A painting: 1 Samuel Dickie; 2 Caitlyn Hose; 3 Niamh McCormick. Artwork using child’s handprint: 1 & 2 Caitlyn Hose; 3 Niamh McCormick.
Aged 4-7 yrs
Driftwood creation: 1 Fern Lundy; 2 Katie Harper; 3 Katie Dickie. Gift wrapped item: 1 Fern Lundy; 2 Katie Harper; 3 Abigail Houston. Painted pebble: 1 Abigail Houston; 2 Fern Lundy; 3 Katie Harper. Painting/collage: 1 Rory McCormick; 2 & 3 Fern Lundy. Lego animal: 1 & 3 Fern Lundy; 2 Abigail Houston. Vegetable monster: 1 Katie Dickie; 2 Fern Lundy; 3 Katie Harper. Garden flowers in jam jar: 1 Rory McCormick; 2 Fern
Lundy; 3 Katie Dickie. Aged 8-11 yrs
Handwritten poem: 1 Amber Latimer; 2 Grace Hurley; 3 Emma Harper. Vegetable monster: 1 Emma Harper; 2 Amber Latimer. Decorated gingerbread: 1 Amber Latimer; 2 Emma Harper. Mini scarecrow: 1 Emma Harper; 2 Amber Latimer. Sewn item: 1 Emma Harper; 2 Amber Latimer. Lego animal: 1 Blair Kalotka; 2 Emma Harper; 3 Amber Latimer.
Plain wood, novice: 1 M Lockhart; 2 A Cowan; 3W Lockhart. Plain horn, novice: 1W Carruthers; 2 A Cowan. Plain horn: 1 D McClurg. Plain wood: 1 & 3 J Boughton; 2 D McClurg. Fancy wood: 1 J Boughton; 2 J Carruthers. Ornamental lamp with horn: 1 & 2 AYoung; 3 M Lockhart.
Arts and crafts
Article in chunky wool: 1 M Anderson; 2 I Campbell. Ladies or gents cardigan: 1 S Murray; 2 I Campbell. Knitted matinee coat: 1 D McClurg; 2 A Campbell; 3 I Campbell. Knitted child’s cardigan or jumper: 1 M McNay; 2 & 3 A Campbell. Any other knitted item: 1 M Nicol; 2 B Howard; 3 I Campbell. Article in crochet: 1 E Irvine; 2 A Kalotka; 3 M McNay. Cushion, any material: 1 E Irvine; 2 M Anderson. Article in tapestry: 1 J Brown; 2 J King; 3 S Murray. Article in cross-stitch: 1 S Murray; 2 & 3 E Irving. Article in embroidery: 1 & 3 S Murray; 2 S Hutton. Article in patchwork: 1 & 3 M Anderson; 2 E Irving. Machine sewn item: 1 & 3 S Murray; 2 S Iowerth. Soft toy: 1 M McNay; 2 M Croft. Needle felt item: 1 S Dean. Handmade item of jewellery: 1 M Anderson; 2 & 3 S Murray. Upcycled creation: 1 A Elkins; 2 S Dean; 3 I Campbell. Handmade greetings card: 1 A Elkins; 2 & 2 I Campbell. Watercolour: 1 D Menzies; 2 H Miller; 3 M Stewart. Painting any other medium: 1 & 3 S Murray; 2 P Thornton. Drawing, any medium: 1 M Stewart; 2 A Irving. Wooden turned item: 1 P Campbell; 2 B Jardine; 3 P Howard. Metalwork item: 1 & 2 M Croft.
Colour (on the water): 1 B Faulds; 2 A Kalotka; 3 A Robertson. Colour (woodland): 1 S Iowerth; 2 A Irving; 3 A Kalotka. Colour (sunset): 1 & 2 K Dickie; 3 A Irving. Black and white (machinery): 1 B Faulds; 2 S Iowerth; 3 S Murray. Black and white (ruins): 1 A Irving; 2 S Iowerth; 3 B Faulds.
Well done All the prize winners at the show
Prize tickets Fern Lundy with her entries
Trophy Lorna Murray who won most points in the show
Pleased Keith Dickie who won the best photo in the show
Success Joe Proudlock with his prize onions
Young competitor Caitlyn Hose who won a prize in the children’s section
Artwork Susan Murray won a trophy h for her paining
Silverware Ronnie Carson and his glorious blooms
Trophies galore Jimmy Murray with his prize vegetables
Delighted Emma Harper with her shield