Another successful Spring Show, the 35th, was held on Saturday 18th March at Upwey Memorial Hall.
Almost 200 entries, up 20% on last year, produced a wonderful display of colour and scent. The daffodil and hyacinth displays were spectacular. Other areas to do well included cookery with a surprising surge in gentlemen’s cake-making. The Floral Art classes produced some wonderful exhibits as always.
The judges commented on the high standard of entries across all sections.
Awards were well spread out this year and new exhibitors shone in the daffodil and novice sections.
Well done to all who contributed to a very good show.
Junior Cup, Highest Points, Children’s Classes Erica Pickard
Downer Cup. Best Photographic Print Ron Warner
Nottington Cup. Best Exhibit, Handicrafts Anna Banks
Littlemead Cup. Highest Points, Preserves and Cookery, excluding Class 68 Anna Banks
Ridgeway Cup. Highest Points, Propagation Bill Howarth
Shield. Highest Points, Novice Section Erica Pickard
Best Exhibit, Floral Art Brenda Woodsford
Grandshaw Cup. Highest Points, Pot Plants Bill Howarth
Golds Candelabra. Best Exhibit, Pot Plants, excluding bulbs Adrian Read
Golds Shield. Best Exhibit, Bulbs in Pots Bill Howarth
Ladies’ Spring Cup. Highest Points, Sections 1 to 6 Mary Edgell
Spring Show Cup. Runner up to Highest Points, Sections 1 to 6 Mark Read
Benson Cup. Highest Points, Sections 1 to 6 Bill Howarth
Shield. Best Exhibit, Class 23 ”
Silver Trophy. Best Exhibit, Other Cut Flowers, excluding Class 23 ”
Daffodil Diploma for Best Vase Mark Read
Daffodil Diploma awarded at Judge’s discretion Eric Pickard
Best Bloom in Daffodils Ray Hayward
Medal for Best Exhibit in Daffodil Classes Darlene Hayward
Broadwey and Upwey Daffodil Championship Salver Mark Read
Daffodils, Mr D Phillips
Horticulture, Mr. D. Luther
Floral Art, Mrs S Bendall
Cookery, Handicrafts, and Children’s Classes, Natalie Green Photography, Mr. J. Downer
Brenda Woodsford’s interpretation of
‘A touch of Magic’