Keen competition at Heddon Show

Lil Cruickshank at Heddon Village Show.
Lil Cruickshank at Heddon Village Show.

HEDDON Village Show saw adults, children and even pets take centre stage last weekend.

The Knott Memorial Hall was the place to be on Saturday as exhibits in cookery, floral art and other skills went on display.

Trophies were up for grabs in several categories, including the popular children’s classes.

Outside, the event’s popular dog show was a resounding success, with an impressive line-up of canines taking part in various categories, from most handsome dog to best fancy- dressed dog.

A day of strong competition included live music from local band Just Us.


Vegetables: John Jobling. Garlic; Alisoun Gardner-Medwin. Dahlias; Steve Armstrong. Sweet Peas; Joy Offord. Flowers (general); Judith Lockey. Floral art; Ann Hotchkiss. Floral art (novice); Linda Brazewell. Cookery; Hazel Thompson. Preserves; Cheryl Lawson-Croombe. Men’s cookery; Tim Parcell. Handicrafts; Joan Barber. Wine & beer; Lorraine Twizzell. Photography; Katy Doyle. Brian Selman Memorial Trophy; Lorraine Twizzell.

Children’s trophies: Pre-school; Evelyn Parcell. Under five; Ella. Five to seven years; Maddie. Seven to 11 years; Jessica Taylor. General classes; Jack Cannon. Overall cup winner; Jessica Taylor.

Dog show: Overall winner: Lil Cruickshank with Duffy. Prettiest bitch: 1, Lil Cruickshank with Duffy; 2, Sue McKenzie with Jodie; 3, Andy Outterside with Tillie. Most handsome dog: 1, Karen Dryden with Bobby; 2, Sue Barrass with Blue; 3, Maureen Lister with Matty. Waggiest tail: 1, Karen Dryden with Noddy; 2, Sophie Cotton with Poppy; 3, Poppy Wilde with Harry. Fancy dress; 1, Jennifer Johnson with Mackala-Rose; 2, Naomi Clark with Lulu; 3, Elaine Johnson with Louis. Golden oldie: Paul McGonell with Rosa; 2, Jane Wright with Otis; 3, Dave Greensitt with Honey. New kid on the block: Sue McKenzie with Jodie; 2, Sue Barrass with Fizz; 3, Marilyn Chapman with Mycroft. Judge’s favourite: 1, Lil Cruickshank with Duffy; 2, Elaine Johnson with Louis; 3, Jane Wright with Luca.

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