Autumn Show 2016


Autumn is called the ‘season of mists and mellow fruitfulness” and both were in evidence at the Club’s Autumn Show this year. Despite a somewhat overcast day the interior of the Village Hall showed the full extent of Autumn’s fruitfulness. There were excellent displays of tomatoes, onions and runner beans, herbs and apples, gloriously colourful flowers and delicious cakes, biscuits and jams. We were really pleased to have four entries in the junior classes and 41 photographs in the photographic section.

The weather has not been that helpful for gardeners this year with a somewhat wet and cold spring and a dry and hot summer. However there were more entrants than last year though the number of entries was much the same. We would very much like to encourage more people to enter the Show in the future. You do not need to grow vegetables, fruit or flowers specifically for show purposes. We would like to see more of what you grow normally in your garden and will be looking to see whether we can simplify the schedule for the Show to encourage more entries.

We are grateful to everybody who helped make this a very enjoyable and successful afternoon, exhibitors and helpers alike.


The Tony Wickson Memorial Cup for the best Spring Sown onion – David Southcott

The Jack Wickson Memorial Cup for the best entry in Class 1 (mixed vegetables) – Roy Darnell

The Street Trophy for the best entry in Classes 2 and 3 (tomatoes) – David Heavens

The Drury Memorial Shield for the most points in the root vegetable classes – David Heavens

The Harry Charlton Cup for the most points in Classes 1 – 34 (vegetables and fruit) – David Heavens

The Parker Rose Bowl for the best exhibit in class 43 (single rose) – Philip Powell

The A L Webb Memorial Tray for the most points in Classes 35 to 49 (flowers) – Chris Impey

The Rose Bowl for the most points in the domestic classes – Isobel Heavens

The Hawtin Trophy for the most points in the junior domestic classes age ten and under – Charlotte Rowe

The Parker Trophy for the most points in the photographic classes – Jane

The Parker Trophy for the best photograph – Jane

The next show will be on Saturday 8 April 2017. Now is the time to plant your daffodils and tulips, and plenty of time to take your photos. The photographic subjects for the Spring Show are:

The garden in winter; Shadows; The River Thames; Topiary; Sunset; A Christmas scene.

Please come if you can to the Club’s next social meeting on Monday 10 October, when Victoria Logue from Whitehall Farmhouse Plants will give a demonstration on ‘Practical Propagation – Seeds, Cuttings and beyond’.




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