World Bonnag Competitions held in Dalby

The World Bonnag Competitions, held at St James Church in Dalby, just before the spread of Covid-19 and government restrictions, still attracted  a full house, although the number of entries for the competitions were down on previous years.

An evening of entertainment included Dot Tilbury and friends, compèred by Geoff Corkish, along with the presentation of cheques to last year’s chosen charities (Mannin Sepsis and Pahar Trust Isle of Man) and introducing those for 2020 – Bees for Burundi and Alana’s Gift, raising funds for the Special Unit at St John’s School.

Louise Quirk (formerly of Manx Radio) took on the role of judge for this year’s event.

After a wonderful supper Geoff Corkish auctioned all of the competition bonnags, including the winning entries.

Prizes were sponsored by Shoprite, except for the gluten free class which attracted sponsorship from the Ceoliac Support Group – Isle of Man branch. Laxey Glen Mills also provided bags of soda bread flour.


Children: Breeshey Wade

Gluten Free: Vanessa Callin

Commercial: Debbie Whittaker from Greens Café & Restaurant at St John’s

Ladies: Helen Robinson

Gents and  overall winner: Ted Williams

Valerie Caine

© March 2020

(Courtesy of the North Western Chronicle)