Royal Cornwall Show News and Photos!

Some of our valuable tea volunteers

Another Royal Cornwall Show is behind us, but what a three days it was!

Our marquee looked absolutely splendid, decorated with pretty bunting. The tea area was slightly larger this year and the ‘open plan’ made the whole place seem bright and airy. We sold loads of wonderful craft items and kitchenalia – did you pick up a bargain?

Although we didn’t get a royal visit this year, one of our stewards, Wendie Leo of Crowlas & Ludgvan WI, happened to bump into Prince Charles while on her break. He asked about her steward’s sash and name badge and she was able to tell him all about the WI!

Crowlas and Ludgvan WI member Wendie Leo has a word with Prince Charles

Our competition winners this year were:

Royal Cornwall Show Cup Competition
1st Boscastle WI
2nd Marshgate WI
3rd Bude WI and Trevone WI
5th St. Breward WI

Rosemary Slee Best Cookery – Mary Bedwell, Boscastle WI
Yvonne Toms Best Craft – June Smyth, Marshgate WI

Mary Shepherd of Boscastle WI receiving the Royal Cornwall Show Cup from Sir Nicholas Bacon OBE (Royal Cornwall Show President) with CFWI Chairman Margaret Johnson

Barbara Reed Trophy
Awarded to Joyce Hitchens, Illogan WI
2nd Roma Whittaker, Marhamchurch WI
3rd Sue Draper, Pensilva WI

Floral Exhibits – “A Picnic on the Beach”

Wadebridge Cup – “The Beachcomber”
1st Val Strout, Lostwithiel WI
2nd Priscilla Brown, Week St Mary WI
3rd Fran Calver, St Breward WI

Penponds Cup – “Beach Party”
1st Jen Richards, Bodmin WI
2nd Priscilla Brown, Week St Mary WI
3rd Fran Calver, St Breward WI

Smale Cup – “Shell Seekers” (Miniature)
1st Jen Richards, Bodmin WI
2nd Priscilla Brown, Week St Mary WI
3rd Val Strout, Lostwithiel WI

Pat Ward Novice Cup – “Buckets and Spades”
1st Priscilla Brown, Week St Mary WI
2nd Rosemary Williams, Truro WI
3rd Shirley Trewin, Bodmin Gaolbirds WI

Best in Show – Floral Art Classes
Jen Richards, Bodmin WI (Beach Party)

Two of our smiling stewards

Thank you to everyone who came to visit our beautiful marquee and especially to all of you who volunteered your time as stewards or to help with the teas. We couldn’t do it without you!

Click here to see lots more photos of this year’s Show.

WI Advisers Liz Anderson and Kathy Reed


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One Comment

  1. Thank you CFWI for the photo’s of the RCS and of the winners of the various cups and shields. All of the exhibits were again outstanding, Cornwall ladies are so talented. Personally, I thought the WI marque was looking wonderful again this year. I love the little tweaks you give it each year. So well done all of you. I miss being part of the team at CFWI, hopefully I will be back with you when my little dog is more able to be left at home for longer. Looking forward to 2019 now.

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