Summer Show, 3rd August 2013

We were back once again after having no show in 2012 at the popular venue of St. Nicholas Church Centre, Bedhampton, on Saturday 3rd August. The show attracted slightly less entries than previously due to the difficult for growing weather pattern this year. However, there was a good variety of vegetable and flower entries, particularly in the dahlia section.

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 gardening community as we had a very good attendance of visitors and three more members joined the Society.

There was a good report about the Show in the Portsmouth News on Tuesday 6th August with photographs of Ruth Moore and Liam Hutchings. Very many thanks go to Geoff Tanton, Show Manager, organising this, his, last of a string of successful shows, and to Mrs Maureen Ballard–Neale, Entries Secretary.

We are very grateful to Viv and Janet’s teams for all their hard work making this enjoyable event a success. And thanks also to all our sponsors, exhibitors, judges, supporters and helpers for their valuable contributions.

Trophies & Awards

Geoff Tanton Presentation

A special presentation was made by our President Mr Brian Kidd to Geoff Tanton to recognise his considerable contribution over many years in organising our Summer Shows.

Trophies, Cups and Medals were awarded and presented by our President to the following exhibitors:

Mr Peter Rogers

Societies Open Challenge Cup
(Most Points, Vegetables)

Southern Electric Flower Cup
(Most Points, Vegetables/Flowers)

Marsh Trophy
(Most Points, Flowers)

National Vegetable Society Medal
(Best Vegetable Exhibit)

Banksian Medal
(Most Points, Horticultural Classes)

Mr Mike Potts

Bedhampton Cup
(Most Points, Roses)

Havant Borough Council Cup
(Best Exhibit, Roses)

Mrs Ruth Moore

J.V. Knight Memorial Trophy
(Display of Vegetables & Flowers)

Kay Hawe Trophy
(Most Points, Vegetables)

Nisbet Rose Bowl
(Most Points, Cookery)

Dewhurst Rose Bowl
(Most Points, Handicrafts)

Mr Roy Harding

Moore Dahlia Cup
(Most Points, Dahlias)

National Dahlia Society Silver Medal
(Best Exhibit)

National Dahlia Society Bronze Medal
(2nd Best Exhibit)

Mr Liam Hutchings

Marshall Cup
(Best Exhibit, Sweet Peas)

Mrs Ann Buckley

Paine Cup
(Most Points, Fruit)

Wilson Cup
(Floral Arrangement)

Harrison Trophy
(Best Exhibit, Fruit)

Mrs Vivienne Barber

Langstone Cup
(Best Photography)

Master Oliver Westron

Denvilles Miniature Rose Bowl
(Best Exhibit, Children)

Master Matthew Costall

Clarke-Jervois Children’s Cup
(Most Points, Juniors)

Adams Cup
(Best Handwriting, Children)

Show Photos
By John Scott & Pauline Powell

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Summer Show 2013 - Portsmouth News

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