The Royal Cheshire County Show

The theme for this year’s show was ‘The Olympics’. Despite a reduced space/number of classes this year Whitley WI still submitted a number of entries as well as providing helpers for refreshments and stewarding.

Our main ‘team’ entry was in the ‘Teams’ section. The Craft group have been working hard for months on their entry – to depict ‘Team GB’. We included a range of items representing each of the 4 countries, with the items for judging being Whisky Marmalade for Scotland, a needle punched shamrock for Northern Ireland, a knitted guardsman and sentry box for Engand and a Bara Brith loaf for Wales. This was a great piece of teamwork involving a lot of people – thanks to Annette for coordinating it. Click on our Craft subgroup page to read more about our entry.

In another team class Susan L and Ann O’B entered the ‘Going for Gold’ section with a beautiful embroidery, apricot jam and an Almond Cake. Although neither of these were placed in the very competitive classes it was great to see Whitley represented with 2 very striking entries. We did win prizes in the preserve class with a second and a third place awarded to Pat S for her marmalade and Susan L for her apricot jam

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