A Village Affair


It its a mouthful: “The Ellens Green and Rudgwick Gardening Association Summer Show”. It is however what it says. It is a proper village show with exhibit competitions for flowers, fruit and vegetables, home cooking etc…competitions that are keenly fought. For example the sweet peas exhibits and thus in competition for prizes were stunning. Elsewhere there was a dog show, children egg throwing competition, a brass band, ice creams, bric a brac, a beer tent and of course a tea tent. The same every year. And everybody in the village loves it.  I was privileged to hand out the prizes which I could do as Ellens Green where the show was located is in Surrey, whilst a Rudgwick site would have been outside my bailiwick in West Sussex. Congratulations to Mike Clarke the Chairman of the Association.