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Flowers, Fruit, Art and Homecrafts

A view of the hall with trophies to be awarded in the foreground of the picture, taken from the stage.

Christine Harman our Show Secretary wrote :
Another well supported show with over 300 entries. It was lovely to see a few more children’s entries for this show but alas not as many as we would like. Come on Mum’s and Dad’s encourage your children to take part, all children’s entries are free and they do not have to be members.
Our village hall was simply packed with people on Saturday afternoon the 5th September with not only exhibitors but lots of visitors as well all enjoying the delights of our committee baked cakes and savouries, together with tea coffee and soft drinks. Our President Councillor Michael Talbot handed out the cups trophy’s and prize money of which there were quite a few, as this is our biggest show of the year. We have an excellent Committee who are all very dedicated and spend lots of time organising catering, raffle prizes, plants etc.
If you would like to become a member of the Society our Annual Fee is only £1.50, which entitles you to free door entrance for all our three shows held - named Spring, Summer and Harvest!
Our AGM which includes a buffet and talk is on Tuesday October 20th. For further information please contact our Membership Secretary Mrs Sue McAree 01255 821522.

The above pictures show some entries in a specific class of entry. The member’s annual programme gives a list for each of our three shows, so that members can prepare well in advance with the show in mind. This usually means selecting a potential entry well in advance and nurturing it!

Elizabeth Dawtry on the plant sale table – not much left!

Frank Hearn and Sue Butters selling bargain raffle tickets!

A selection of five tomatoes of any one variety, indoor or outdoor grown.

Dulcie Evans our Chairman

Councillor John White (second left) a regular supporter of the Horticultural Society, valuing its role as an organisation in the village. John presented the prizes at the summer show last year.

There are 93 classes of entry. Cut Flowers, Pot plants, Fruit, Vegetables, Cookery, Preserves, Handicrafts, Photographs, Childrens15years and under, Floral Art and the Allotment Assn.

The raffle is about to be drawn. Those present listen attentively to hear John Wood call out the winning numbers. Apart from the usual raffle prizes in bottles our show has a gardening theme. Many prizes are connected with plants and planting, from tools and garden aids to plants in pots – perhaps even an entry for competition and display next year.
Most of the prizes have been donated by members arriving for the show as the profit from the raffle helps to run the Society and still keep the membership subscriptions at £1,50 per year.

Trophy winners, Prize winners, visitors and members. A final picture before we all depart.

I decided to finish this page next to a picture of two children’s entries in a class named “Make a potato person”. I have printed only 30 photographs out of the 110 that I actually took, but I hope the selection gives a good snapshot of the afternoons show!
I look forward with pleasure to photographing and writing up the Spring Show of 2016


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