The Coleorton Hall Challenge Cup was awarded for the highest number of points at the annual horticultural show. It was awarded between 1960 and 1974.
Mines were often established in rural locations and mining communities forged strong links with the land and outdoor pursuits. Miners spent long hours underground and it was not uncommon for them to seek out leisure pursuits like gardening and horticulture so that they could spend time in the open air.
In harder times, a miner's well tended vegetable plot would provide a much needed supplement to the family diet.