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Sep 24

Clever Girls

During the past months five of our members have worked very hard and put in many hours preparing their entries for both the Shrewsbury Flower Show and Burwarton Show. Both shows are held in early August which means twice as much work. The standard in both these shows is very high, the rules and regulations stringent, not only in the articles produced but also in the staging of the displays. Of course this then also involves suggestions and expertise from husbands. I don’t think Sheila Bennett’s husband ever wants to taste another piece of Bara Brith again. The category for the Shrewsbury Show was Shropshire Life, the four themed elements were set in front of a beautiful wall hanging worked by Janice Forsyth. The Caynham Ashford entry deservedly won 1st prize and received the silver cup, Janice’s wall hanging won Best In Show and she was presented with a silver salver by Jo Swift the gardener. The category in the Burwarton Show was ‘A Day Out’. Our entry was based on the actual centenary day our members visited Llanfair PG to celebrate the first WI meeting in the UK which was actually held there on 16th September 1915. In keeping with the theme the ladies produced Bara Brith, baked to an original WI recipe, a stained glass tea light in the shape of a daffodil, Glamorgan cheese rolls and a flower arrangement made up of Welsh coastal flora, all these set against a wall hanging. The entry gained third place which was commendable if a bit disappointing as the judges remark was that there was a thistle included in the flower arrangement; this not the case as it was sea holly!!! Congratulations and thank you to Chris King, Ann Tyler, Janice Forsyth, Ann Hughes and Sheila Ben-nett, you have all worked so hard and have yet again produced award winning exhibits that all of our Caynham Ashford WI members are proud of. SMW