Our next Meeting will be on April 7th at St. Nicholas and St. Laurence School when Bob Turner will give us a talk entitled ‘A Walk Down the River Wey’, starting at 7.30pm.
Spring Show Report
Ready for Judging
Our Spring Show went ahead on Saturday the 18th. It was very well supported both by exhibitors and visitors. This was our first Spring Show since 2019 due to Covid so it was very pleasing to see that people still enjoy exhibiting.
The hall again looked lovely with all the beautiful Spring flowers and plants, floral arrangements, handicrafts and cookery items.
Early morning staging
Judging the Pot Plant
Junior Cup Highest Points, Children, Lucy Polley; Downer Cup Best Photographic Print, Meg Rolfe; Nottington Cup Best Exhibit, Handicrafts, SarahStudley; Prospect Cup Highest Points, Preserves & Cookery, Neil Coad; Ridgeway Cup Highest Points, Propagation, Bill Howarth; Novice Shield Highest Points, Novice Classes, Fiona Penny; Society Rose Bowl Best Exhibit, Floral Art, Jill Hallett; Grandshaw Cup, Highest Points, Pot Plants, Bill Howarth; Silver Salver Best Exhibit, Pot Plants (excl. bulbs), Adrian Read; Golds Shield Best Exhibit, Bulbs in Pots, Bill Howarth; Ladies’ Spring Cup Highest Points, Sections 1-6 (Lady), Darlene Hayward Spring Show Cup Runner -up to Highest Points 1-6, Charlie McCormick Benson Cup Highest Points 1-6, Bill Howarth; Silver Cup Best Exhibit, Class 23, Bill Howarth; Silver Trophy Best Exhibit , Other Cut Flowers, Charlie McCormick Diploma Best Vase, Daffodils, Bill Howarth; Diploma Awarded at Judge’s discretion Frank Newbery; Best Bloom in Daffodils, Mark Read; Medal for Best Daffodil Exhibit, Bill Howarth; Championship Salver, Bill Howarth.
We were pleased to welcome three new exhibitors who all did well. The overall standard of exhibits was high and the number of entries similar to 2019.
Regular exhibitor, Bill Howarth, was surprised and delighted to win the major awards in the daffodil section. He also did well with his beautiful pots of hyacinths and tulips.