The Wolverton Express 18 August 1950
CASTLETHORPE W. I.’s. NEW
Exhibited at Annual Show
The new banner of Castlethorpe Women’s Institute made its first public appearance when it was exhibited at the annual Horticultural Show of the Institute in the Council School, Castlethorpe, on Saturday. It came in for a good deal of interest and of most favourable comment.
The design which was by Mrs. St. John, daughter of Mrs. J. E. Whiting, the Institute President and of Mr. J. E. Whiting, J.P., depicted the Castle from which the village derived its name, together with the Mound which still occupies its place in the village: and to bring it up to more modern days, at the foot of the banner is depicted a British Railways train, seeing that the village is situate on the main line of British Railways and that a number of the inhabitants are engaged on the construction of the railway carriages and wagons at Wolverton. The needlecraft was the work of Mrs. J. Robinson, and the woodwork was by Mr. C. Harding.
The horticultural show was the third organized by the Institute and was a wonderful show effort, which is steadily growing in strength. The entries were the largest yet recorded, 316, being 70 higher than the number last year.
The vegetables, fruit, and flowers were of particularly high standard, and one of the most noticeable exhibits was the prize-winning display of gladioli the six winning blooms being much admired.
The show was well supported, and it was unfortunate that there was not a larger hall in the village or the staging of the show. The Schoolroom was crowded with people for most of the time the show was open.
The opening ceremony was performed by Lady Cadman, who until recently was President of the Shenley and Loughton Women’s Institute before her removal to the neighbouring county of Bedfordshire.
Lady Cadman spoke of the value of the work the Institute was doing on behalf of the old people, and congratulated the Institute on the excellent show it had arranged that day, the financial proceeds of which were for the old people’s party at the end of the year.
Lady Cadman was presented with a bouquet by Ann Gray, and a vote of thanks was voiced to her by Mr. J. Brown, a member of the Organising Committee.
Mrs. J. E. Whiting (President of the Institute and Chairman of the Committee), who presided for the opening ceremony, also voiced thanks to Lady Cadman, and to all helpers that day, and the very keen band of competitors.
The show was restricted for entry to village residents, and it was most creditable that such a large number supported the show by their entries.
The judges were Mrs. Mackerness, Stony Stratford, (handicrafts), Mrs Adams, Aylesbury (produce), and Mrs. J. Curtis, New Bradwell (fruit, flowers and vegetables).
Potatoes: White round, 1 Mrs Whiting, 2 L. Robinson, 3 J. Brown, 4 W. Scripps
Coloured round: 1 W. Scripps, 2 J. Brown
White kidney: 1 W. Scripps, 2 J. Robinson, 3 C. Harding
Coloured kidney: 1 Mrs. J. Herbert, 2 Mrs. Pateman, 3 J. Brown
Bed-sown spring onions: 1 H. Gray, 2 T. West, 3 Mrs. J. Herbert, 4 C. Harding
Trans-planted spring onions: 1 W. Scripps, 2 Mrs. Thomas, 3 J. Brown
Cooking shallots: 1 Mrs. H. Cook, 2 Cannon, 3 Hart
Pickling shallots: 1 Miss Panter, 2 J. Brown, 3 Pettifer, 4 Douglas Hancock
Long carrots: 1 Pettifer, 2 J. Brown 3 L. Robinson, 4 H. Dolling
Short carrots: 1 Homer, 2 J. H. Nicholls, 3 L. Robinson 4 Cannon
Round beet: 1 J. Robinson, 2 Mrs. Whiting, 3 J. Brown, 4 Homer
Cauliflowers: 2 W. Scripps
Harvest cabbage: 1 Mrs. T. Mayes, 2 T. West, 3 W. Scripps, 4 Homer
Runner beans: 1 Miss Panter, 2 J. Brown, 3 C. Harding, 4 Mrs Whiting
Peas: 1 W. Scripps, 2 Miss Panter
Cabbage lettuce: 1 T. Brown, 2 J. Robinson, 3 W. Scripps
Cos lettuce: 1 W. Scripps, 2 J. Robinson, 3 J. Brown,
Marrows: 1 Mrs. Whiting, 2 J. Robinson
Collection of potatoes: 1 W. Scripps, 2 J. Brown
Collection of vegetables: 1 W. Scripps, 2 J. Brown
Outdoor tomatoes: 1 F. Sawbridge, 2 Mrs. H. Cook, 3 Miss Panter 4 Mrs. Whiting
Indoor tomatoes: 1 J. Robinson, 2 Mrs. H. Cook
Dessert apples: 1 Miss Panter, 2 J. Robinson, 3 Mrs Booth 4 W. Scripps
Cooking apples: 1 A. Richardson, 2 Mrs. Booth, 3 Miss Panter, 4 C. Harding
Dessert plums: 1 H. Gray, 2 Mrs. Booth
Cooking pears: 1 Miss Panter
Dessert pears: 1 Miss Panter
Collection of fruit: 1 A. Richardson, 2 Mrs. Whiting, 3 Mrs. Thomas
Carnations: 1 J. H. Nicholls, 2 J. Brown, 3 A. Richardson, 4 W. Scripps
Sweet-peas: 1 Miss O. Nicholls, 2 Mrs. A. Cowley, 3 J. H. Nicholls, 4 W. Scripps
Pom-pom dahlias: 1 J. Brown, 2 Miss Panter
Single dahlias: 1 J. Brown, 2 Scripps
Chrysanthemums: 1 J. Robinson
Zinnias: 1 Mrs H. Cook, 2 N. West
Gladioli: 1 W. Scripps, 2 Mrs. Ridout, Mrs. C. Hancock, 4 Mrs. J. Brown
Roses: 1 Cannon, 2 Mrs. R. Mayes
Vase of flowers for table decoration: 1 Mrs. J. Brown, 2 Miss V. Clarke, 3 J. H. Nicholls, 4 T. West
Bowl of flowers: 1 Miss V. Clarke, 2 J. H. Nicholls, 3 Mrs. Pettifer, 4 Mrs. Whiting
Pot plant in flower: 1 A. Richardson, 2 Miss Panter
Wild flowers: (children under 10) 1 Ann Gray, 2 Michael Mullins.
10 to 15 years: Tom Booth, 2 Kenneth Evans, 3 Ruby Hart
Miniature garden (children under 10 years) 1 Ann Gray
Handicraft, boys 15 to 18 years, 1 Roy Homer, 2 Tom Booth, 3 David Hancock
(children up to 10 years), 1 Peter Thomas; 10 to 15 years, 1 Ruby Hart, 2 Kenneth Evans, 3 Douglas Hancock.
Handicraft, ladies, 1 Mrs. Harding, 2 Mrs. Gobbey, 3 Miss Olney.
Knitted goods: 1 Mrs. Homer, 2 Mrs. Wingrave, 3 Mrs. Harding
Wool rug: 1 Miss Panter
Thrift rug: 1 W. Mills, 2 Mrs. K. Robinson
Pot of jam: 1 Mrs. K. Robinson, 2 Mrs. J. Robinson, 3 Mrs. G. White, 4 Mrs. Limbrey
Bottle of plums: 1 Miss E. Richardson, 2 Miss Gregory, Mrs. Booth
Gooseberries: 1 Mrs. P. Bavington, 2 Mrs. Booth, 3 Mrs. Limbrey
Black currants: 1 Miss Gregory, 2 Mrs. Limbery
Pain cake: 1 Mrs. Whiting, 2 Miss E. Gregory, 3 Mrs. P. Bavington 4 Mrs. Wingrave
Fruit cake: 1 Mrs. T. Mayes, 2 Miss E. Gregory, 3 Mrs. Whiting, 4 Mrs. J. Robinson
Scones: 1 Miss E. Gregory, 2 Mrs. Whiting, 3 Mrs. Thomas, 4 Mrs. Mothersole
Jam tarts: 1 Miss E. Gregory, 2 Mrs. Mothersole, 3 Mrs. H. Cook, 4 Mrs. Whiting
Cooked potatoes: 1 Mrs C. Sawbridge, 2 Miss Panter, 3 Mrs. Lambert, 4 Mrs. Robinson
Cooked beetroot: 1 Mrs. J. Robinson, 2 Miss E. Gregory, 3 Mrs. Limbrey, 4 Hart
Brown eggs: 1 Mrs T. West, 2 Mrs. C. Hancock, 3 Mrs. T. Carpenter
Tinted eggs: 1 W. Scripps, 2 Mrs. J. Brown, 3 Mrs. Whiting, 4 Miss Olney
White eggs: 1 Mrs. J. Brown, 2 Miss Olney, 3 Mrs. T. Carpenter
At the close of the show a number of exhibitors generously left their entries for sale on behalf of the funds. Mr. H. Cook made an able salesman. A dozen eggs were given for sale by Mrs. T. Carpenter.
There was a competition for a cake made by Mrs. L. Evans, whilst a parcel of groceries were given for competition by members the families of Mr. Scripps and Mr. Hill, Castlethorpe.
A number of sideshows were staged in the playground, managed by members of the Committee, but the inclement weather of the afternoon must have had ite effect upon these outdoor amusements.
Teas were served by members of the Women’s Institute with Mrs. H. Cook as convenor.
Evening Whist Drive
In the evening a whist drive was held in the School, with Mrs. Pateman as M.C.
The winners were: Women 1 Mrs. A Bavington, 2 Mrs. Wingrave, high half Mrs. Sherwood (Hanslope), consolation, Mrs. Willett;
Men 1 Mr. F. Robinson (Hanslope), 2 Mrs. J. May, high half Mr. H. Dolling, conslation Mr. F. Sawbridge.
The takings for the day were about £29.
The judges comprised Mrs. J. Whiting (chairman), Mrs. F. Pateman (treasurer), Mesdames H. Cook, E. Homer, L. Evans, H. Thomas, J. Robinson. Messrs. A. Pettifer, J. Robinson, H. Cook, J. Brown, H. Dollings, W. Woodward, C. Harding, L. Lambert, J. Herbert, and W. Scripps junr.
Mrs. N. Sawbridge very capably carried out the secretarial duties.
The Wolverton Express 15 August 1952
Bill Scripps receiving the cup from Pat St. John
CASTLETHORPE URGED TO KEEP THE
Women’s Institute Show
Never has the urgency for a village hall at Castlethorpe been more emphasized than on Saturday when nearly all the residents crammed themselves at intervals into the tiny Carrington Hall to inspect the 230 exhibits at the Women’s Institute annual show.
At the opening ceremony Mrs. N. Sawbridge (Organizing Secretary) welcomed Mrs. St. John of Chinnor, Oxon., daughter of Mr. J. E. Whiting of Castlethorpe Lodge, who performed the opening ceremony.
Mrs. St. John in congratulating the exhibitors on a fine show said that if the drought had dried up their gardens their spirits had carried them through in producing excellent quality produce. She was particularly pleased to see several classes open to the young people, especially those for wild flowers, as it was in gathering the that more of the countryside was learnt.
Keep Truly Rural
The speaker appealed to the residents to continue to beautify their gardens and not to go beyond the rural atmosphere, the garden was a great boon to every village, and the Women’s Institute went a long way in furthering rural life. She congratulated Castlethorpe Women’s Institute on its activities.
Mrs. St. John concluded by thanking the residents for their kind welcome to members of her family on all occasions.
A bouquet was handed [to] the opener by little Justine Gower.
Mrs. Sawbridge announced that the silver cup with miniature had again been won by Mr. William Scripps, whose exhibits gained him 107 pts. And Mrs. St John made the presentation, and also handed certificates of merit to Mr. A. Richardson (a pot plant in flower). Mrs. L. Evans (sponge sandwich), and Mr. C. Harding (bed-side table lamp made from wood).
Potatoes: White round, 1 Mr Brown 2 Mr Scripps
Coloured round, 1 Mr Brown 2 Mr Scripps
White kidney, 1 Mr Brown 2 Mr Scripps
Coloured kidney, 1 Mr Brown 2 Mr Scripps
Onions, bed-sown, 1 Mrs Cook, 2 Mr Harding, 3 Mr Brown
Onions transplanted, 1 Mr Scripps 2 Mr Ridout
Shallots, cooking, 1 Mr Brown 2 Mr Scripps
Shallots, pickling, 1 Mr Scripps 2 Mr Homer
Carrots long, 1 Mr Brown 2 Mr Scripps 3 D. Pittam Mrs Whiting
Carrots short, 1 Mr Scripps 2 Mr J. Herbert 3 Mr Brown
Round beet, 1 Mr Scripps 2 Mr Brown, 3 Mr Homer
Cauliflowers, 1 Mr Scripps 2 D Pittam
Harvest cabbage, 1 Mr Scripps 2 Mr Brown 3 Mrs Cook
Broad beans, 1 Mr Scripps 2 Mr Robinson 3 Mr Brown
Long pod broad beans, 1 Mr Scripps 2 Mr Brown
Runner beans 1 Mr Scripps 2 Mr Robinson 3 Mr Brown
Peas, 1 Mr Harper 2 Mr Harding 3 Mr Herbert
Lettuce, cabbage, 1 Mr Scripps 2 Miss F. Gregory 3 Mr Brown
Lettuce, cos, 1 Mr Harding 2 Mr Scripps
Marrows, 1 Mr Scripps 2 Mr Herbert 3 Miss F. Gregory
Collection of potatoes, 1 Mr Brown 2 Mr Scripps
Collection of vegetables, 1 Mr Scripps 2 Mr Brown
Truss of tomatoes, 1 Mr Pettifer 2 Mrs Whiting 3 Mr Scripps
Indoor tomatoes, 1 Mr Scripps 2 Mr Richardson
Apples, cooking, 1 Mr Robinson 2 Mrs Cook 3 Mrs Booth
Apples, dessert, 1 Mrs Evans 2 Mrs Cook 3 Mr Harding
Plums, cooking, 1 Mr Richardson 2 Mrs Booth
Plums, dessert, 1 Mrs Booth 2 Mr Richardson
Pears, cooking, 1 Miss Olney 2 Mr Harding
Pears, dessert, 1 Miss Olney
Collection of fruit, 1 Mr Richardson
Carnations, 1 Mr Scripps
Sweet-peas, 1 Mr Scripps
Asters (double), 1 Miss Nichols 2 Mr Scripps
Asters (single), 1 Mr Scripps
Dahlias: Pom-pom, 1 Mr Brown 2 Mr Homer 3 Mr Pettifer
Dahlias: single, 1 Mr Scripps
Dahlias: large decorative, 1 Mr Pettifer 2 Mr Brown
Stocks, 1 Mr Scripps 2 Mrs Whiting
Chrysanthemums (any variety) 1 Mrs Cook, 2 Mr Robinson 3 Mr Scripps
Zinnias, 1 Mrs Cook 2 Miss Nichols
Gladioli, 1 Mr Scripps
Roses, 1 Mrs Whiting
Table decoration, 1 Mrs Brown 2 Miss Pettifer 3 Miss Nichols
Bowl of flowers, 1 Miss Pettifer 2 Mrs Whiting 3 Mr Scripps
Pot plant, 1 Mr A. Richardson 2 Mrs Welch 3 Miss F. Gregory
Wild flowers (children), 1 Carol Bavington 2 Ann Gray 3 Grierson Gower
Handcraft: Girls up to 11. 1 Amy Booth
Handicraft: Men, 1 Mr C. Harding 2 Mr A. Robinson 3 Mr J. Sawbridge
Handicraft: Women, 1 Miss Clarke 2 Mrs J. Robinson
Drawings: up to 10 years, 2 Grierson Gower
Drawing 10 to 15 years, 1 Roy Stephens 2 Brian Hill 3 Victor West
Special prize Kenneth Evans
Knitted goods, 1 Mrs Homer
Fair isle, 1 Mrs A. Robinson
Wool rug 1 Miss Markham 2 Mrs Robinson
Thrift rug, Mrs A. Robinson
Pot of jam, 1 Mrs J. Robinson 2 Miss E. Richardson 3 Mrs Booth
Bottle of plums, 1 Mrs L. Evans 2 Miss E. Richardson 3 Mrs Booth
Bottle of gooseberries, 1 Miss E. Gregory 2 Mrs Gower 3 Miss E. Richardson
Bottle of blackcurrants, 1 Miss E. Richardson 2 Mrs Gower 3 Mrs S. Gregory
Plain cake, 1 Miss E. Richardson 2 Mrs S. Gregory 3 Mrs S. Thomas
Sponge cake, 1 Mrs L. Evans 2 Miss E. Gregory 3 Mrs S. Gregory
Scones, 1 Mrs Gower 2 Miss Richardson 3 Miss Gregory
Jam tarts, 1 Miss Gregory 2 Mrs S. Gregory 3 Mrs J. Robinson
Green salad, 1 Mrs A. Robinson 2 Miss Pettifer
Cooked potatoes, 1 Miss Gregory 2 Mrs L. Evans 3 Mrs Robinson
Cooked beetroot, 1 Mrs J. Robinson 2 Mrs J. Brown 3 Mrs L. Evans
Eggs, Brown 2 Mrs Whiting
Eggs white, 1 Mrs Brown 2 Mr Scripps 3 Mrs S. Gregory
Eggs tinted, 1 Mr Scripps 2 Mrs Gregory 3 Mrs J. Robinson
Judges were: Mr J. Curtis, New Bradwell (vegetables), fruit and flowers); Mrs. W. Mackerness, Old Stratford (handicrafts); and Mrs. Bonham (domestic)
At the whist drive in the evening 38 persons took part. Winners were; Ladies 1 Mrs. Sherwood, Hanslope, 2 Mrs. Welch, highest half Mrs Pateman, lowest Mrs. Cook; Men 1 Mrs Wright, (Hanslope), 2 Mr B. Bennett, highest half Mr. Simpson (Hanslope), lowest Mrs. Ray.
Mrs. N. Sawbridge discharged the secretarial duties in her usual capable manner , and the officers and committee were: Mrs. J. Whiting (chairman), Mrs. F. Pateman ( treasurer), Messrs. A. Pettifer, J. Robinson, H. Cook, J. Brown, H. Dollings, C. Harding, L. Lambert, J. Herbert, and W. Scripps Junr., and Mesdames H. Cook, E. Homer, L. Evans, H. Thomas, J. Robinson, T. Belton, and A. Gower.
Milton Keynes Express 17 September 1976
Bill & Elizabeth Scripps
King of veg and his Culinary Queen
A lot of competition goes on in the Scripps household at Castlethorpe.
Both Mr. William Scripps and his wife Elizabeth who live in Station Road, were prize winners at the Women’s Institute Horticultural Show.
Mr. Scripps is a keen gardener and swept the board in the fruit and vegetable sections, and Mrs. Scripps carried off several prizes in the cookery classes.
Between them they won two cups, 16 first places and eight second places.
William has always been a competitive gardener and has won at Castlethorpe and Wolverton Works shows several times.
Last year was Mrs. Scripps’ first attempt in shows and she won the cup for the most points at Castlethorpe . “I only entered to make up the numbers,” she said. “It is just a hobby with me really.”
Last year Mr. Scripps was joint winner at the show.
The pensioner’ prize was won by Mrs. J. Herbert and the children’s cup went to Joanne Wright who was also the girl with most points. Richard Kendrick and Ian Spick were joint winners of the boys’ section.
Goods were auctioned later by Mr. B. Sawbridge who also ran a whist drive in the evening.
The day’s profits go to the W.I. social fund for the over 60s.
Potatoes: white round, white kidney, coloured, spring onions, onions grown from sets, cooking and pickling eschalots, Mr. W. Scripps: carrots Mrs. J. Herbert; beet, round, harvest cabbage, 2 Mr. W. Scripps; broad beans, Miss M. Markham; runner beans, Mr. B. Sawbridge.
Pod peas, Mrs. J. Herbert; marrows, Mr. B. Sawbridge; outdoor tomatoes, Miss M. Markham; cooking and dessert apples, Mr. W. Scripps; dessert plums, largest marrow, Mr. B. Sawbridge.
Asters, double joint 2, Mrs. J. Herbert , Mrs. H. Homer; floral arrangement for dining table, Mrs. J. Markham; for sideboard, miss M. Markham; pot plant in flower, Mrs. W. Cook; foliage plant, Mr. L. Meacham; Cactus dahlias any variety and colour, Miss Paula Archer.
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