Autumn 2013 Newsletter

Summer Show
As reported in the News, the fortunes of good weather had transformed the St. Nicholas Church Hall into ‘a Kaleidoscope of colour’, which was a very accurate description of the beautiful display of entries. This was a fitting last tribute to our Show Manager Geoff Tanton, who has retired from the post. He was presented with a gift of garden vouchers to say ‘Thank You’ for all of his hard work over the years. We would like to thank everyone who contributed to the show in any capacity.

Prize Winners

Mr Peter Rodgers
Southern Electric Cup
Havant & District Horticultural Society Challenge Cup
Marsh Trophy
National Vegetable Society Medal
Banksian Medal

Mr Mike Potts
Havant Borough Council Cup
Bedhampton Cup

Mrs Ruth Moore
J.V. Knight Memorial Trophy
Kaye Hawe Trophy
Nisbet Rose Bowl
Dewhurst Rose Bowl

Mrs Ann Buckley
Pain Cup
Harrison Trophy
Wilson Cup

Mr Roy Harding
Moore Dahlia Cup
National Dahlia Society Silver & Bronze Medals

Mr Liam Hutchings
Marshall Cup

Mrs Vivienne Barber
Langstone Cup

Master Oliver Westron
Denvilles Rose Bowl

Master M. Costall
Adams Cup
Clarke-Jervoise Junior Cup


Next Monthly Meeting
This will be on Wednesday 30th October at the usual venue. Roger Parsons will be giving a talk on Sweet Peas for Beginners. Although many of you may not fall in to the category, I’m sure that we can always learn something new, so please come and support the society.

Annual General Meeting
This is on Wednesday 27th November at 7.30pm at the usual venue of the United Reformed Church Hall, Elm Lane. Please do your best to attend, as there will be things to de discussed that will affect the future of the Society.

We are in need of new members on the committee and a new Treasurer, as Viv has retired from this post. We would like to thank her very much for her tireless efforts for the society over the years. Although we do not have a Show Manager this year, team has been set up to cover all the duties involved, so we will be having a show in 2014.

Waitrose Green Token Scheme
As you may know, Waitrose is very committed to supporting local good causes, one of which is the donation of £1000 every month to be shared between three organisations in proportion to the number of tokens received by them. We are extremely pleased our Society has been chosen to be one of these in November this year. Every time you shop at Waitrose you are given a green token to place in the appropriate box, so we would ask you to save up your tokens now and support us by using our box when it is displayed.

Here are sweet peas, on tip-toe for flight, with wings of gentle flush o’re delicate white, and tapered fingers catching at all things, to bind them all about with tiny rings.

Keats 1795-1812

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