Summer Show, 9th August 2014
We were back again at the popular venue of St. Nicholas Church Centre in Belmont Grove, Bedhampton for our annual summer show. The show was on a par with, if not better than, last years show in spite of the difficult growing conditions this year. There was a good variety of vegetable and flower entries, particularly in the dahlia section. Sadly rose entries were down. The photographic section was very well supported as were the cookery, handicraft and children’s classes and of high standard, giving the judges a difficult task in deciding the winners. The show proved popular with members of the local gardening community as we had a very good attendance of visitors and three more members joined the Society.
There were several displays with items for sale, including
Karen’s Blooming Art – hand painted floral designs.
Linda’s Willow – willow sculptured items in variety.
Emsworth Hole in the Wall Pottery Group – a beautiful WW1 display of sandbags and poppies.
Kay Fabrics – Lavender bags and other fabric items of a crafty nature.
We also had a bric-a-brac stall and plants for sale as well as a raffle to raise funds for the Society.
There was a very good spread about the show in the Portsmouth News on Wednesday 13th August with photographs of Ann Buckley, Diana Towler, Liam Hutchings and some of the exhibits.
Many thanks go to Geoff Tanton and Liam Hutchings who organised this successful show, and to Mrs Maureen Ballard–Neale, Entries Secretary. We are very grateful to Mr and Mrs Monk and Mr and Mrs Bunnage who ran the kitchen and our other teams for all their hard work making this enjoyable event a success. A big thank you to all our sponsors, exhibitors, judges, supporters and helpers for their valuable contributions.
Trophies & Awards
Trophies, Cups and Medals were awarded and presented by our President, Brian Kidd, to the following exhibitors
Mr Peter Rogers
Societies Open Challenge Cup
(Most Points, Vegetables)
Southern Electric Flower Cup
(Most Points, Vegetables / Flowers)
J. V. Knight Memorial Trophy
(Display of Vegetables & Flowers)
(Most Points, Flowers)
National Vegetable Society Medal
(Best Vegetable Exhibit)
(Most Points, Roses)
National Dahlia Society Silver Medal
Mrs Ruth Moore
Kay Hawe Trophy
(Most Points, Vegetables for Ladies)
Nisbet Rose Bowl
(Most Points, Cookery)
Dewhurst Rose Bowl
(Most Points, Handicrafts)
Mr Roy Harding
Moore Dahlia Cup
(Most Points, Dahlias)
National Dahlia Society Bronze Medal
(2nd Best Exhibit)
Mrs Pauline Linter
(Best Exhibit, Sweet Peas)
Mrs Ann Buckley
(Best Exhibit, Fruit)
Mrs Biddy Wylie
(Best Exhibit, Fruit)
Mrs Vivienne Barber
By Pauline Powell
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