Peter makes it a triple crown

Peter makes it a triple crown

Peter Riley

Jonathan Godfrey at the Lower Peover show

First published in News Knutsford Guardian: Photograph of the Author by , News Editor

PETER Riley made it three in a row at the Crown of Peover show on Saturday.

The Plumley resident took home the Bert and Lesley Flint Trophy once again at the show held at the Crown Inn, Lower Peover on Saturday, July 26.

Peter also won the Whitbread Trophy for the Championship Plate, the Jim Lander Cup for the heaviest Twins, the John Hamilton Trophy for most points gained and the Sam Cragg Rose Bowl for the heaviest Edith Cavell Plate.

John Hardy won the Ossie and Jim Cragg trophy for the heaviest four sets of Twins and the HP Bulmer Trophy for the heaviest Woodpecker in the show.

Ian Gough also enjoyed a really good year winning the Gordon Cragg Cup for the most points gained in the Colour Berry classes and the Alan Jenkinson Trophy for the second heaviest Premier Berry. Mike Godfrey won the Trevor Taylor Trophy for the most improved grower, narrowly beating his son Jonathan.

Prizes were kindly presented by the show president Dr Hugh Gibbs.

Members and friends enjoyed the annual show BBQ and raffle held on Sunday, July 27.

Keith Tickle, show secretary, added: “Gooseberry growing is a very long established tradition in Cheshire and the Crown Show is always trying to attract new members.

“However we are appealing for new trees to avoid more growers dropping out of the show. If anyone can help, please contact me on 07595 748739.”

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