Our Annual spring show held on Saturday 7th April was a resounding success with show entries up on last year despite the poor growing season. Jess Bailey, one of the show coordinators said that the cold and wet weather combined with the snow had meant that many gardeners were struggling to find spring flowers and vegetables to exhibit. However, direct appeals to local gardeners resulted in a late flourish of entries with a total of 418 exhibits entered.
Spring bulbs and flowers displays were ever popular with 62 entries to the daffodil classes alone. There was an increase again this year in photographic exhibits – the snowy weather providing ample material for the class entitled “A winter scene”. In the arts and craft section Maria Parsons a first time exhibitor was delighted to have won first prize for her wood carving of a Green man, she said “A friend encouraged me to enter my work and I am so glad I did it was great fun”. The baking and home economics section was again hotly contested with 102 entries of cakes, jams and breads.
Julie Dowsett, the joint show coordinator said she was amazed and delighted at the wide range of show entries both in content and age – the youngest entrant was 4 years old and the Oldest was Eileen Brewer, age 96 who said “ I couldn’t believe I won a prize prize in the Child’s crocheted blanket class , I have been knitting and sewing for 90 years now and I still really enjoy it – winning a prize made my year!”
Show Entry Statistics can be seen below
|Total number of entries||363||Total number of entries||418|