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27th Jun, 2022

'Scruffiest pet' wins villagers' hearts

TERRIER Murphy had reason of sorts to celebrate at Newbold Pacey and Ashorne Village Show.

The Hiorns’ family pet was voted ‘scruffiest pet’, but he did not seem put out, and won the hearts of show-goers as he was led through his judging paces by two-year-old Hermione Hiorns.

‘Waggiest tail’ went to spaniel Zac, to the delight of his owner Fiona Moon, while ‘best turned out’ was Molly Musson’s terrier, Fudge.

In the baking and brewing competitions, Mary Cobb took rosettes for her homemade fruitcake, chocolate cake and cheese scones, while Pete Elliott won the homebrew prize with his Sloe Gin.

Pam Cook repeated her 2017 victory with a floral arrangement in a teacup and saucer, and the judges were also impressed with Sue Philpott’s 5 bloom vase of pink sweet peas.

In the craft section, Heather Jack won two of the three classes with a hand knitted hat and scarf set and an embroidered poppy.

The Handsley family dominated the vegetable section, Steve showing five long straight runner beans and sister-in-law Gina taking first with tomatoes and robust courgettes.

And youngsters decorated wellies. Winner Amy Hopkins painted her’s red, added wheels and a driver to create a tractor filled with yellow sunflowers and corn stalks.

The show, staged at the village hall, raised a record £545 for maintenance of the building.

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