Annual Show 2015

Paul Picton, President of WCHS, presenting Sara Jane Arden with the Jim Tudge Memorial trophy

Paul Picton, President of WCHS, presenting Sara Jane Arden with the Jim Tudge Memorial trophy

Despite the cool season this year the floral exhibits at this year’s Annual Show seem to have increased on last year.  The number of people exhibiting has remained the same but there was a decline in entries in the cookery section this year so we will be encouraging more people to bake next August.

Cynthia Bussey being presented with the Old Court Nursery Rose Bowl for her perennial flower display

Cynthia Bussey being presented with the Old Court Nursery Rose Bowl for her perennial flower display

Some of the prize winners such as Cynthia Bussey and Sara Jane Arden are stalwarts of the show, both entering an impressive range of high quality entries and were rewarded for their efforts.  But there were some new winners including Janet Sutton who was the first ever recipient of the Owen Evans Trophy for most meritorious vegetable exhibit for her entry in the beetroot class.  The trophy has been donated by Owen Evans who has been entering his vegetables in the show for more years than anyone cares to remember and he was delighted to be given the opportunity to present the trophy.  Other prize winners are listed below

RHS BANKSIAN MEDAL –  Mr C. J. Lane
OWEN EVANS TROPHY –  Janet Sutton
THE MILNE CUP WCHS 1-29 – Mr Ross Barbour
JIM TUDGE MEMORIAL TROPHY WCHS 30-53 – Sara-Jane Arden
SILVER CUP CLASSES 1-54 – Sara-Jane Arden
SILVER CUP 1-54 WC RESIDENT NOT MEMBER  – Owen Evans
PERCY PICTON MEMORIAL TROPHY FOR CLEMATIS – David & Diane Hodgson
OLD COURT NURSERIES ROSE BOWL FOR PERENNIALS  – Cynthia Bussey
ELMS CUP FOR SWEET PEAS –  Mr Colin Ince
HELEN PICTON TANKARD FOR VIOLA’S/PANSIES  – Mrs Faith Armitage
FLORAL ART SILVER CUP  – Cynthia Bussey
ROSE BISHOP MEMORIAL PLATE FOR DUNDEE CAKE – Mrs Joan Wright
COOKERY SILVER CUP –  Ginette Blandford
HANDICRAFT SILVER CUP  – Joan Surral
JUNIOR CUP 7 AND UNDER  – Frank Brown
JUNIOR CUP 8-13  – Holly Brown

 

My thanks to Tim Wright for some of the photos above including those of Cynthia and Sara Jane.

The Committee would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who entered exhibits, members and non-members, without your efforts there would be no-show – so thank you very much