Major Eastick Cup (1990-2017)

for Most Points in the Vegetable Classes (1948)

YEAR WINNER
1990 Mr Anthony Reeve
1991 Mr Albert Warner
1992 Mr Anthony Reeve
1993-2001 Mr ALBERT WARNER
2002-2007 Mr ROBERT WILSON
2008 Mr Albert Warner
2009-2017 Mr ROBERT BROWN
(Ellingham)
2018 SHOW CANCELLED  
2019  Mr Maurice Ward
(Gillingham)

The Produce Show dates back to the Second World War when the nation was encouraged to “Dig for Victory”.

Major Eastick was in charge of promoting allotments and self-sufficiency in the local area and later donated the cup that bears his name. The Village Produce Association (VPA) minutes for 13 August 1948 note that the cup was “a personal gift … and was in no way to be connected with the Norfolk Home Food Front”.

The Geldeston & District VPA always included Gillingham and Stockton. The Major was also responsible for the Ellingham & Kirby Cane VPA, which held its last annual show in 1989.

To see lists for the other six prizes, go to Cups and Rules. (The prize-winner comes from Geldeston, unless indicated otherwise.)

Among the regular prize-winners over the past quarter century were Anthony Reeve (1946-1997); Robert Wilson (1935-2013); and Albert Warner (b. 1929).