THIS year’s Latchley, Chilsworthy and Cox Park’s Show was bathed with fine weather to help contribute to a great day.

Stunning views towards Dartmoor were on offer at the new showfield venue at Delaware Road, Gunnislake courtesy of Chris and Georgina Facey. The marquee played host to many hundreds of entries grown or crafted by local hands and exhibiting standards were high. In the collective opinion of the judges, the best exhibit in the show this year was a piece of needlework crafted by Maggy Gooch of Gunnislake – a stunning piece of one-ply lace knitting.

The manager of Hanson’s Hingston Down Quarry, Andy Thomas, presented the trophies.

Tavistock Majorettes were on hand to twirl their batons and shake their pom-poms and their colourful outfits complemented their youthful enthusiasm and expertise. West Country Falconry’s entertaining and humourous display delighted both adults and children alike and brilliant live music from Callington Town Band and show favourites such as Punch and Judy, the bouncy slide and the Dimson Day Nursery’s childrens’ races, all contributed to the convivial atmosphere.

The organisers expressed thanks to Sue Carey from Gulworthy for her hard work in staging the small animals and poultry section.

The family dog show, pony show and vintage vehicle display complemented the afternoon’s entertainment and the accolade for ‘Best Turned-out Vintage Vehicle’ went to Terry Bolt of Callington with his 1950 MG TD.

The organisers also expressed thanks to local residents and volunteers who assisted in the staging and running of this event.

Trophy winners:

LCCP trophy for the best exhibit in show, Maggy Gooch. Admiral’s cup for most points overall, Steve Hobbs. LCCP Challenge Cup for most points in vegetables section, Jerome Irons. Ivan Standing Challenge Cup for most points in flowers section, Janice Wilkins. Trecanna Cup for best horticultural exhibit, Jack Smale. Mrs Guest Challenge Cup for most points in cookery section, Kay Abbot. Sheila Breen Memorial Cup for most points in needlework, Maggy Gooch.

Bert Hearn Challenge Cup for most points in handicraft, Barbara Kelly. LCCP Trophy for the best exhibit of sweet peas, Janice Wilkins. Lower Town Farm Challenge Trophy for preserves, Sue Davies. Thimble Hall Cup for most points in wine, Sarah Hatton. LCCP Challenge Cup for most points in photography, Mike Rolfe. LCCP Challenge Cup for most points in pot plants, Steve Hobbs. Solomons Trophy for most points in fruit section, Steve Hobbs.

LCCP Cup for best exhibit of hand knitting, Maggy Gooch. Miss Quinton challenge cup for most points in Art, Pat Keenan. LCCP Cup for the show member with most points overall, Jerome Irons. Margaret Nattle Shield for most points by a WI member, Carol Lacey. Sunnybanks Nursery Cup for class 143 (miniature garden), Lexi Wilkins. Dimson Day Nursery Cup for winner of class 150 (art 5-7 yrs), Blythe Barnes. Dimson Day Kids Club Cup for winner of class 151 (art 8-11 yrs), Reuben Barnes. WI plate for the WI gaining most points in the WI exhibit, Callington WI.

LCCP Cup for most points in the junior section 11 yrs and under, Imogen Earp. LCCP Cup for most points in the senior section 12-16 yrs, Elizabeth Ruby. Bill Cribb Cup for most points in junior photography, Imogen Earp.

Weald-Fenwick challenge shield for best photograph in show, Athwenna Irons. Hansford Bell Trophy for best turned-out vintage vehicle, Terry Bolt with his 1950 MG TD. Doreen Tinkler Memorial Cup for the item obtaining most points within any WI exhibit, ‘Olympic Rings’ cross stitch by Callington WI.

Ron Green Memorial Cup for most points in pony show, Anneliese Mason on ‘Acorn’. Ruth Keegan Memorial Cup for most promising young rider, Faith Davey on ‘Prince’. Lucy Andrew Trophy for best lead rein, Daisie Holland-Rose on ‘Spotty’.

Talling Trophy for best mountain and moorland, Anneliese Mason on ‘Acorn’. Centaur Horse Transport Trophy for best veteran, Anneliese Mason on ‘Acorn’.

Hanson Trophy for the horse that the judge would most like to take home, Danielle Jasper on ‘Maggie’.

Best dog in show, Mrs G Ford with a soft coated wheaten terrier. Reserve best in show, Vivian Dunn with a weimaraner. Best puppy in show, Mrs Pat Meaker with a cocker spaniel.