Spring Show 2018

Saturday 7 April 2018

“Signs of Spring” was one of the photography titles in this year’s Spring Show but such signs were hard to find in the garden after a long, cold winter and a very late spring. Just before the Show it seemed that we might have very few entries as the daffodils were still in bud and the tulips were not even showing colour. However on the day of the Show we saw the highest number of entries overall since 2009; the highest number of entries in the flower classes and the best display of daffodils that we can remember.

The Domestic and Photography classes proved as popular as ever with entries in all the classes and an impressive display of cakes, cheese straws, quiches and marmalades. The photography judge was pleased with the standard of the entries and how well they sought to match his guidance. We were also very pleased to have nine entries in the Junior Classes with attractive entries over all the classes.

Many thanks to all those who exhibited this spring without whom the Show would not be possible. We would like to encourage many more of you to enter the shows. This is not a show for experts but for the local community so we hope that you will continue to support it or if you have not entered before to put in something from your garden, your kitchen or your camera! Thanks also to all those who came to see the Show in the afternoon. It is rewarding for the exhibitors to see their work appreciated by a wider audience. We are also grateful to those who so generously supported the Plant Stall and Raffle.


The  Boyles Cup for the most points in both the daffodil and other flower  classes – Harriet Bretherton and Dianne Cockburn

The Prince Cup for the best single entry in the daffodil classes – Harriet Bretherton

The Sherlock Shield for the best entry in the other flower classes – Dianne Cockburn

The Stevens Trophy for the most points in the domestic classes – Katey Vane

The Tighe Cup for the most points in the Junior Classes – Elizabeth Widdess

The Parker Trophy for the most points in the photographic classes – Chris Scruby

The Parker Trophy for the best entry in the photographic classes – Jonathan Widdess

The Club’s Autumn Show will be on Saturday 8 September 2018. Now is the time to plant your vegetables and flowers, and there is plenty of time to take your photos. The photographic subjects for the Autumn Show are:

Summer Garden Borders; Ruins; Working the Locks on Rivers or Canals; Through a Garden Door; On the Beach; Fun with Vegetables



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 2018-04-07 Junior classes