Malvern Autumn Show – Three Counties Agricultural Society
Once again the Company contributed to the cost of this show, and our stand was prominent in the Orchard Pavilion.
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!
The Upper Warden and his wife, Mavis, were lucky enough to be invited to the President’s Lunch.
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
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!
The Upper Warden, John Warner, Liveryman Graham Collier and Past Master 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.
We run the “Peoples’ Choice Perry Competition”
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.
John & Mavis Warner with the President of the Three Counties Agricultural Society, Robert Bernays OBE DL (photo courtesy of Malvern Autumn)
Worlds longest parsnip
Worlds longest radish
Our Key Objectives Are:
- To promote excellence across all sectors of the fruit industry
- To support education and research that helps to develop the fruit industry
- To support the Lord Mayor and the City of London Corporation
- To raise funds for a selected group of relevant charities