October News

Our Harvest Supper was held on 6th October at St. Nicholas School. Forty two members enjoyed the usual ham and cheese ploughman’s supper followed by home-made apple cake with clotted cream.

There was also a tribute to our late President, Peter Read. His son. Mark, brought along a display of photographs showing Pete’s early days of exhibiting as a child through to winning at the national shows with his dahlias, roses and begonias. He is sadly missed.

Following the meal, we held a short A.G.M. Officers elected were;

President              Mrs. E. Morris

Chairman             Mr. S. Vallard

Vice Chair            Mrs. R. Gant

Secretary             Mr. N. Coad

Treasurer             Mrs. D. Caves

Show Secretary   Mrs. E. Morris

Committee members; Mrs. G. Wilkinson, Mr. & Mrs. C. Seal, Mrs. I. Turner.

Our next meeting is on November 3rd when the Gold Club will give a talk entitled ‘Orchids at Home’.

The Society entered the Dorset Federation Show on September 18th at Durweston Village Hall. A lovely hall in a quiet village just outside Blandford.

We had a successful day, coming home with three awards. The Best Cactus or Succulent Exhibit, Best Exhibit in the Domestic Classes (Collection of 3 Preserves) and the Banksian Medal for the Highest number of points gained.

Some other 1st Prize Exhibits

Dessert and Culinary Apples both won 1st prize.

Our Homecraft Collection of five items. Second Prize.