Eight-year-old Matthew Henry got first and second prize in the Lego section.
Eight-year-old Matthew Henry got first and second prize in the Lego section.

Excitement builds for Warwick Show

THERE were plenty of winners in the pavilion and none were more excited than eight-year-old Matthew Henry who blitzed the Lego building competition winning a first and a second place.

“I am very excited to win,” Matthew said. “I just like how it turns out when it’s finished and building things.”

Across the pavilion in the Horticultural section Margaret Lyons was counting her prize winnings in the roses, cut flowers, pot plants and floral art sections.

She won first in five sections and second place in three for the roses, a third in the cut flowers, first in pot plants as well as winning the Champion Best Exhibit in the novice section.

“I love doing floral art but I have only just started so to win is just amazing,” she said.

Horticultural chief steward Robyn Monaghan said numbers were down this year however the standard was very high.

The cooking section was nearly busting out of the displays as the exhibits were up this year with a lot of new bakers entered.

Among those new bakers were Mark and Cathryn Williamson who battled for room in the kitchen and between them created at least 40 entries.

“It’s fun trying to share the kitchen between us,” Captain Williamson said.

Chief steward Vivian Bond said the quality of the entries was very high this year.



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