Malvern Autumn Show – Three Counties Agricultural Society – 23rd & 24th September 2017

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Once again the Company contributed to the cost of this show, and our stand was prominent in the Orchard Pavilion.

The Upper Warden, John Warner, Liveryman Graham Collier and Past Master Peter Cooper

The Upper Warden, John Warner, Liveryman Graham Collier and Past Master Peter Cooper

Robert Bernays OBE, President of the Three Counties Agricultural Society for 2017 is on the left and Patrick Downes, County Director of Gloucestershire on the right of PM Peter Cooper

Visitors to our stand included Robert Bernays OBE, President of the Three Counties Agricultural Society for 2017 – left – and Patrick Downes, County Director of Gloucestershire – right – with PM Peter Cooper.

Liveryman Graham Collier is our main “link” with this show and it is thanks to his hard work that the Company has such a high profile.

Graham, ably assisted by Hon Asst. Ian Adams on the Saturday and his wife Liveryman Rosemary Collier on the Sunday of the Show, prepared over 1000 samples of Perry to be tasted and voted upon. As you can see from the photo this drew quite a crowd!

We run the "Peoples' Choice Perry Competition"

We run the “Peoples’ Choice Perry Competition”

The winner this year was Tom Oliver.

The winner of the Perry Peoples Choice Award, Tom Olive being presented with the Bowl by Alys Fowler from Gardeners World (among other things) with Liveryman Graham Collier in front of our stand.

The winner of the Perry Peoples Choice Award, Tom Oliver being presented with his trophy by Alys Fowler from Gardeners World (among other things) with Liveryman Graham Collier in front of our stand.

The Upper Warden and his wife, Mavis, were lucky enough to be invited to the President’s Lunch.

Photo courtesy of Malvern Autumn

John & Mavis Warner with the President of the Three Counties Agricultural Society, Robert Bernays OBE DL (photo courtesy of Malvern Autumn)

The Show is also host to the Canna UK National Giant Vegetables Championship (sponsored by Canna) and four world records were set this year – heaviest chilli (0.348 kg) from Kevin Fortey, longest chilli ( 401mm) from Ian Neale, and the longest parsnip (6.55m) and longest radish (6.703m) both from Joe Atherton

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See the gallery below for other exhibits in this part of the Show.

 

Other exhibits were more conventional!

This show is very different from the Royal Bath and West Show and a visit is highly recommended. You will be made most welcome and have a very enjoyable day!