Popular Federation show attracts over 700 entries

Federation Show
Federation Show

With over 500 members of 23 institutes throughout Berwickshire, it was no surprise when more than 700 entries turned up at the Volunteer Hall, Duns for the Federation Show.

The enormous task of judging was expertly carried out by judges from Roxburghshire, Selkirkshire and Peeblesshire, and Linda Riddell, hon secretary and Mary Macfarlane, federation chair, welcomed visitors from neighbouring federations, exhibitors and SWRI members to the prize giving.

Molly Fleming congratulated everyone who had entered the show, especially the many red ticket winners, before presenting them with cups and trophies.

Berwickshire Federation committee, hon. show secretary and show convenor would like to sincerely thank everyone who contributed and helped in any way to make the show such a great success.

Trophy winners: The Barbour Cup for institute with most points in the flower section - Ann Knox, Abbey St Bathans (26 points); The Crookshanks Trophy to the institute with most points in the show - Earlston (150 points); The Logan Hume Trophy to the institute with membership of 30 and over - Cockburnspath (96 points); The Katherine Swinton Trophy for the institute with membership between 15 and 29 - Earlston (150 points); The Golden Jubilee Trophy for institutes with membership of 14 and under - Allanton (76 points); The Stevenson Trophy for the institute winning most points in the handicraft section - Earlston (90 points).

Patricia Mitchell Trophy, housewifery section - Eccles (62 points); Eccles Jubilee Cup for handicraft section - Janet Shearer, Langton (30 points); The Fogo Cup - individual member winning most points in housewifery - Anne Burgess, Birgham (37 points); Lady Ramsay’s Book and Old Campus teapot to the institute winning most points in the community section - 1 Eccles (75 points), 2 Cockburnspath (74.5 points), 3 Langton (74 points).

Federation Trophy for small community - 1 Eccles, 2 Lauder, 3 Chirnside; Winfield Trophy, member with most points in show - Ann Burgess, Birgham; Ella Johnston Trophy, knitting section - Edith Cockburn, Earlston;