The society’s Summer Show on Saturday 18th August did not disappoint. The standard of entries was very high, considering the poor weather we have experienced over the last few months. The colourful displays were better than ever and the event was so well attended that the refreshment bar nearly ran out of cakes!
There were two new awards presented this year. Stella and Tony Knight had kindly donated the Richards Cup for the best exhibit in the cookery and preserve section in memory of Stella’s mother, who was a great supporter of this society. This was won by Anna Banks. The Read family donated a one off award, ( A Jubilee Celebration ) in memory of Mary Hayward, who again is a legend within this society. This was won by two groups. The Gant Family and the Broadwey W I., but because of Mary’s long association with the W I, the Gant Family thought it only fitting that the W I should keep the award.
Entries were brought from Dorset, Hampshire and Somerset to the show, but local man John Morris won the Royal Horticultural Society’s top award The Banksian Medal. It was encouraging to see new exhibitors exhibit in the pot plant and cookery sections, but we would love to see more children exhibiting. The awards were presented by Peter Read, who was impressed by the displays, especially in the gladioli, roses and pot plant sections.
The Committee would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who helped to make the show should a huge success and we look forward to seeing you all again at the Spring Show in March 2013.
National Vegetable Society Medal, Best Vegetable Exhibit – Mark Read (celery)
National Vegetable Society Runner-up to Best Vegetable Award – John Morris (onions)
Silver Challenge Cup, Best Vegetable Collection – Mark Read
Charles Read Memorial Cup, Highest Points, Vegetable Classes – Bill Howarth
The Tomato Trophy, Best Exhibit, Tomato Classes – Bill Howarth
Upwey and Broadwey Produce Challenge Cup – John Morris
Garden News Shield, Lady with Highest Points in Vegetables – Not awarded
Springfield Cup, Best Exhibit, Fruit Classes – Bill Howarth
National Dahlia Society Silver Medal, Class 29 – Frank Newbery
National Dahlia Society Bronze Medal – Mark Read
The Beaton Challenge Cup, Highest Points Flower Classes – Bill Howarth
Bincombe Cup, Best Exhibit, Cut Flower Classes – Bill Howarth
Coronation Silver Challenge Cup, Best Exhibit, Pot Plants – Peter Read
Gladioli Award – Bob Symes
New Broadwey Pelargonium Shield, Best Exhibit, Pelargonioum Classes – Shaun Vallard
Pridham Rose Bowl Highest Points Floral Decoration- Doris Flack
Sackville Hamilton Challenge Cup Best Exhibit Floral Decoration- Brenda Woodsford
Novice Floral Award Best Exhibit, Class 79- not awarded
The Howard Cup Highest Points, Preserves and Cookery in Domestic Section – Shirley Dunne
Westbrook Cup Best Exhibit Handicrafts – Douglas White (cross stitch)
Redlands Cup Highest Points, Photography in Spring and Summer Shows – Meg Rolfe
Cup for the Highest Points in Group 1, Children’s Classes – Tilly Gant
The Virgin Challenge Cup Highest Points in Group 2, Children’s Classes – Abigail Gant
The Banksian Medal of the Royal Horticultural Society – John Morris
The efco Trophy Highest Points gained in Show – Bill Howarth
Richards Trophy– Anna Banks
Special Award Class 75a Jubilee Celebration– Upwey & Broadwey WI & The Gant Family