HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY
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SRPING SHOW 2009
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SUMMER SHOW 2003
SPRING SHOW 2003
RASPBERRY SHOW?
THE SPRING SHOW
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FUCHSIA MEETING

THE SPRING FLOWER AND CRAFTS SHOW


Some of those attending the Spring Show, gathered together after the award of prizes and certificates. The raffle draw was the final item on the afternoon’s agenda!

The first display of the Show Year, our spring show, was held on 31st March 2012 in St Osyth Village Hall. The number of exhibits was down a little with many potential exhibitors thrown into a quandary by the most unusual weather in the last week. We are being told that parts of Great Britain are the warmest places in Europe and as a consequence many villagers with plants being made ready for the show, found they were well past their best. Bearing that in mind we had an excellent show which encourages exhibits of arts and crafts as well as flowers. The variety of entries is shown below, but of course it does concentrate on the floral exhibits.

Now to the notes of Percy Grainger’s arrangement of the folk tune “Country Gardens” dating from the early 1900’s, let us view the pictures














The prizes at this show were presented by the Society’s Chairman Dulcie Evans, with treasurer Kevin Jackson matching prizes with winners. Christine Harman on the platform prepares the cups and shield ready to be awarded.
Above are a dozen pictures of entries in the various categories, with another fifteen to finish below. For this show I have concentrated on close ups of the entries, as against distant views of the tables showing many entries in a particular class. I hope this change meets approval.




None of these village activities could take place without members performing many tasks. The three pictures above show the reception table where raffle tickets can be bought and prizes donated. The two stalwarts guarding the door to welcome visitors and collect an entry fee from non-members and most importantly the members staffing the canteen. The young man below, Clutching his raffle tickets tightly, admires the display from a different angle to most adults
















Above are some examples of domestic and handy craft work entered in this show. A table of cakes, pastries and jams which smelt quite delicious when walking by, wood carving and wood turning of quality and knitting and crochet work making soft toys for all to see. A very colourful bed quilt demonstrating skill with a crochet hook completed the group. Also on show were exhibits of drawing and painting, not pictured here, but very much part of the display.









‘That was the show, that was!’ to paraphrase a TV show’s catch phrase. If you missed the show this time and like to see the beauty in nature’s flowers, don’t forget even if you are not a member, visitors are most welcome at our shows on payment of a small fee. Come along next time to the Summer Show. Who knows you may be inspired enough to Join the Point Clear and St Osyth Horticultural Society and exhibit yourself in shows yet to come!

M.J.T.
6/4/12


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