Autumn 2006 Newsletter

Summer Show
The new venue at St. Nicholas Church Centre was very popular and had an attendance of 101 visitors, which is a record number! It was well supported by our 240 exhibitors entries, though only 35 members. Next year we would like to encourage more of you to enter. Our thanks go to Geoff Tanton for all his hard work in organising the Show and to Biddy Wylie for keeping control of the entries.

Thanks also to Sue Thwaites for her massages, Laurie and Janet Pannel and Norah Steverson for organising refreshments and to Trudie Dupont and family and Debbie Warrell for their help before and after the event. Thank you to all our judges who gave their usual efficient service.

Prize Winners

Mr B.P. Moore
Havant B.C. Cup
National Vegetable Society Medal
Moore Dahlia Cup

Mrs Ruth Moore
J.V. Knight Memorial Trophy
Havant & District Horticultural Society Challenge Cup
Nisbet Rose Bowl
Dewhurst Rose Bowl

Mr Peter Rogers
Southern Electric Flower Cup

Mrs Gwen Burroughs
Paine Cup

Mrs Rita Sandy
Marsh Trophy

Mr M. Whalen
National Dahlia Society Bronze & Silver Medals

Mr N. Newbury
Marshall Cup

Mrs P.M. Carpenter
Langstone Cup

Miss Hazel Dupont
Havant & District Horticultural Society Shield (Seniors)

Miss Megan Crook
Clarke-Jervois Cup
Adames Cup

!! Very Important Reminder !!
The Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday 29th November in the United Reformed Church Hall, Havant at 7.30pm.

Please make an extra effort to attend, as we did not have enough members present for a quorum last year. If you would like transport, please contact Liam Hutchings on (02392) 475140.

All the present committee members are willing to stand for another year, but we really do need new blood on the committee to help us to continue to run your Society.

Volunteers Needed
Want to learn more about gardening or share your knowledge? Then why not join the volunteers at Orchard Close, Hayling Island?

Orchard Close was built in the 1920’s within the walls of the kitchen garden of a larger estate. This was gifted in the 1960’s to a charity providing a holiday home for those with learning difficulties. We spend just a few hours a month, usually on a Thursday morning, helping to keep the garden looking lovely for the residents and invited guests. There is no heavy work involved so you do not need to be a ‘spring chicken’!

If you would like to join us please contact the Unit Manager on (02392) 468313.

This is now closed, but will re-open at the end of January.

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