Wow! Probably one of the best Shows the Society has had in recent memory.
Attendance was about 90 members and 40 visitors, and we also signed up 3 new members on the day. We are victims of our own success with so many entrants – 36 including 8 first timers, and one junior entry. Nearly 300 exhibits and too little space and time to get everything done, but we did it all just in time.
Everyone did so well and Cllr Terence Neville who gave out the trophies and vouchers, was extremely impressed. He said a few very nice words and flowers were presented to him by Milo and Seren Oliver and he then pulled the numbers for our raffle, after which we had our usual frantic auction of donated exhibits, including vegetables, flowers, cakes and preserves.
A big thank you to everyone that attended and helped set up, run the kitchen, and serve the cakes and a big thank you to all the cake makers.
Some of the cakes could have won a prize in the Show!
And the trophy winners were:
JH JEFFRIES CUP FOR VEGETABLES AND FRUIT, HIGHEST POINTS – Devina and Arun Rishi
JACK HUMPHRIES CUP FOR VEGETABLES AND FRUIT, BEST EXHIBIT – Derek Florin
VIC MANN CUP FOR FIVE KINDS OF VEGETABLES, BEST IN CLASS – Derek Florin
HONOUR EWART CUP FOR PRESERVES – Julie Floyd and Paul Osborne
GPHS COOKERY CUP – Lesley Dufton
WRAGG BROTHERS FOR CHRYSANTHEMUMS,HIGHEST POINTS – Evan Theodorides
LESLIE LAWRENCE CUP FOR DAHLIAS, HIGHEST POINTS – Ken Wong
JOHN PAYNE CUP FOR FLOWERS – HIGHEST POINTS – Evan Theodorides
NORMAN FRANCIS CUP FOR POTTED PLANTS – Devina and Arun Rishi
LESLEY DEVERELL TROPHY FOR NOVICES – Pauline Jeffries