RFT Show & Gala
Royal Four Towns Show & Gala 12th and 13th August 2017
RFT SHOW & GALA 2017
List of Trophy & Special Award Winners
Industrial Cup (Most pts Industrial) Margaret Byrne
Carrs Shield (Carrot cake) Henry Thomson
Best in show Margaret Edwards (scones)
Best preserves Margaret Byrne (lemon curd)
Best liqueur Mary Colville (raspberry and mint gin)
Carrs Agricultural Trophy (Most pts Handicrafts) Yvonne Thomson
Bill & Chrissie Graham Trophy (Most pts Ind and Handicrafts) Mary Colville
Jenny Arnott Trophy (Best exhibit in Decorative) Sue Rooke (wedding horse shoe)
Best exhibit in Handicrafts Kay Black (mohair lace scarf)
Danny Key Trophy (Most pts Photography) Gill Pettigrew
Victor Meikle Trophy (Best photograph) Jean Robson (holiday snap)
Challenge Cup Veg (Most pts Veg) Angie Anderson
Challenge Cup Flowers (Most pts Flowers) Frances Herbert
Silver Quaich (Most pts Veg & Flowers) Angie Anderson
Smallholm Trophy (Most pts Veg & Flowers, for previous Gary Busby
non-cup or trophy winner)
Children’s Trophy (Most pts children’s section) Kaydey Anderson & Katie Gibson (joint winners)
Murray & Shelley Gibson Trophy (Best children’s exhibit) Katie Gibson (foil tray garden)
J. Rogerson Memorial Trophy (Tallest sunflower-children) Jake Stewart 185cm
Rosie Redpath Award (Art exhibit from Hightae School pupil) Katie Gibson
Royal Four Towns Show & Gala 7th and 8th August 2015
As usual we kicked off with the Pet Show on Friday evening and we were very lucky with the weather, as it was a fine evening. Dogs of varied shapes and breeds took part, there were also some cats and small furry animals. All the animals (and owners) behaved very well.Our thanks go to Rachel and Gregory from “Ark Vets” for being our judges this year.This was followed by a village treasure hunt with a small number of adults and children.
On Show morning a young local female piper led the fancy dress and scarecrows parade down the High Road in Hightae from Preston House Farm to the village green.
Mrs Margaret Vaughan, the former chair of the Show Committee, opened this years events. She judged the fancy dress and the scarecrow competitions, before formally opening the Show.
Children and adults enjoyed traditional games on the village green and fun was had by all.
The village hall looked terrific with all the entries for the baking, vegetables, fruit and flowers. Photographs and beautiful craft work completed the classes for the prizes and trophies. We are very grateful to the judges from across the area who took on the difficult task of placing the entires.
Mrs Vaughan presented the trophies and prizes at the end of the afternoon and drew the raffle.
We are all very grateful to our many local sponsors who either provide money to help run various sections of the show or donate generous raffle prizes. Without this support from individuals and business the show could not continue.
Royal Four Towns Show & Gala 8th and 9th August 2014
The Pet Show on Friday evening was very lucky with the weather, as it was a fine evening. Dogs of very varied shapes, sizes and breeds took part, there were also several cats, poultry, and small furries. All the animals (and owners) behaved beautifully! Changes to the event insurance requirements meant that sadly this year there were no horses or pet calves. The weather stayed dry for the treasure hunt which had a good number of entrants with everyone collecting sweets afterwards.
On Show day a young piper who trains with Corberry Park Pipers led the parade. Children in fancy dress, and scarecrows, paraded down the High Road in Hightae from Preston House Farm to the green beside the Hall. A good crowd of onlookers applauded the participants.
Mrs Margaret Wilson of Margaret's Newsagents in Lockerbie has been a sponsor of our Show for many years and we were delighted that she accepted our invitation to open the Show. She judged the fancy dress and the scarecrow competitions, before formally opening the Show at 2pm.
An innovation this year was a return to the past with childrens – and adults – games on the green during the afternoon of Show day. This was popular and brought back memories of past Galas in the Royal Four Towns.
Mrs Wilson presented the trophies and prizes at the end of the afternoon, then drew the raffle.
Show chairperson Margaret Vaughan thanked Mrs Wilson and all those who had helped in any way to make the event a success. She also thanked those who serve on the Show and Gala Committee. Without their generous gifts of time and ideas there would be no Show or Gala. Our Show and Gala Committee is very grateful to all our many sponsors who either provide money to help run various sections of the show, local food for the Judges lunch, or very generous raffle prizes. Without this support the Show could not continue.
The Show and Gala AGM will be held on October 1st at 7.30pm in the Royal Four Towns Hall and all residents of the Royal Four Towns are welcome to come along to find out about the work 'behind the scenes'.