At 2pm on Saturday 16th June, the doors were open at the Golden Acre Community Centre, Ross Close, and the public began to arrive to see the Summer Show exhibits, and which had been awarded prizes.

Competitors did well to present such a lovely array of roses in the various classes in spite of recent unseasonal weather! Robin Crouchman won Best Bloom with his Rose ''Irresistible''. Visitors also enjoyed the delphiniums, sweet peas with their delicate scent, clematis blooms and orchids, planted containers and lovely pot plants.

The Floral arrangement this time was entitled 'London Olympics 2012', beautifully interpreted with Olympic symbols, competitors in different sports, and Olympic torches with flower 'flames', represented by orange flower spikes. This was won by Kath Bartram.

The fruit and vegetables on show included rhubarb and gooseberries, herbs, broad beans and spring onions. A collection of '4 kinds of vegetables' won 1st prize for Hamish Davidson

A tempting array of home cooking including chocolate cakes, lemon meringue pies, and loaves of savoury bread, selections of biscuits, jam and lemon curd was on show in the Domestic Section, also cross stitch and tapestry pictures, crochet, photography and sketches. John Bullen won 1st prize in the framed photograph class with his 'Water Lily' study.

In the Junior classes, the entries included flower arrangements of roses and garden flowers in pots. The winning self portrait was by Aleyna Norton. The prize for best exhibit was presented to Becky Leeman for her dressed wooden spoon

The raffle raised over £60, and we are grateful to Ridgeons for the generous prizes they donated. Refreshment and plant sales raised a further £85 for Society funds.

Trophies and Prizes were presented by the Mayor, Cllr David Watson. The chairman, Doreen Townley, thanked the Mayor and all who contributed to the show, especially Show Secretaries Yvonne Bishop and Kate Chambers.

Jill MacLoughlin


Veerman Rose Bowl- Most points in Rose Classes 1-10

Winner: David Livermore (12 points)
Runner-up: Robin Crouchman (9 points)

R.A. Butler Cup- Most points in Floral Classes 11-26

Winner: Yvonne Bishop (24 points)
Runner-up: Ken Peck (17 points)

Denning Bowl- Most points in Fruit & Vegetable Section Classes 27-34

Winner: Hamish Davidson (16 points)
Runner-up: Ken Peck (9 points)

Walden Trophy- Most points in Domestic Section Classes 35-49

Winner: Mrs Annie Erdman (26 points)
Runners-up: Kate Chambers and Jennie Davidson (10 points)

Scrivener Cup - Most points in Junior Section Classes 50-55

Winner: Becky Leeman (13 points)
Runner-up: Daniel Leeman (11 points)

SWHS Cup- Best Bloom in Rose Classes 1-10

Winner: Robin Crouchman

Russell Green Cup- awarded for Class 34

Winner: Hamish Davidson

Caroline Dowling Award- Best exhibit in Junior Classes

Winner: Becky Leeman



1. 1 Stem, large flowered H.T. Rose, any colour
Winner: David Livermore

2. 1 Stem, large flowered H.T. Rose, red or pink
Winner: Eric Hammond

3. 1 Stem, large flowered H.T. Rose, white or yellow
Winner: David Livermore

4. 3 Stems, large flowered H.T. Roses, one or more varieties
Winner: David Livermore

5. 1 Stem, Cluster flowered rose
Winner: Doreen Townley

6. 3 Stems, Cluster flowered Roses, one or more varieties
Winner: Angela Jones

7. 3 Stems Miniature Roses
Winner: Robin Crouchman

8. 3 Stems, Rambler and/or Climbing Rose
Winner: Janet Bullen

9. 3 Stems Old Fashioned Type Roses- one or more varieties
Winner: David Livermore

10. Container of Roses (maximum 7 blooms)
Winner: Robin Crouchman

11. 1 spike Delphinium
Winner: David Livermore

12. A container of Sweet Peas (9 stems)
Winner: Ken Peck

13. 3 containers of Sweet Peas, 3 distinct varieties, 4 stems of each
Winner: Ken Peck

14. A container of Flowers (own foliage permitted)
Winner: Yvonne Bishop

15. Display of Foliage in a container
Winner: Yvonne Bishop

16. Pansies or Violas- 6 blooms
Winner: Yvonne Bishop

17. Pinks or Carnations- 5 stems
Winner: Storm Bowden

18. Flowering Trees or Shrubs- 3 stems
Winner: Yvonne Bishop

19. Two Hosta Leaves in a Vase
Winner: Janet Bullen

20. Three Clematis Blooms
Winner: Yvonne Bishop

21. One Pot Plant for foliage
Winner: Yvonne Bishop

22. One Pot Plant in flower (excluding orchids)
Winner: Yvonne Bishop

23. One Orchid Plant in bloom
Winner: Robin Crouchman

24. A container of plants as grown
Winner: Ken Peck

25. One cactus or succulent in a container as grown
Winner: John Bartram

26. Floral arrangement: "London Olympics 2012"
Winner: Kath Bartram


27. Gooseberries - 12
Winner: Jill MacLoughlin

28. Strawberries - 9 with stalks
Winner: Hamish Davidson

29. Rhubarb - 3 sticks
Winner: Yvonne Bishop

31. Collection of Herbs - 4 varieties in separate containers
Winner: Hamish Davidson

32. Broad Beans - 6
Winner: Hamish Davidson

33. Spring Onions -6
Winner: Ken Peck

34. Collection of Vegetables (including salads)
Winner: Hamish Davidson


35. Rich Chocolate Cake
Winner: Kate Chambers

36. Lemon Meringue Pie-1
Winner: Jennie Davidson

37. Savoury Loaf of Bread-1
Winner: Annie Erdman

38. Selection of 4 Biscuits-4
Joint Winners: Kate Chambers and Annie Erdman

39. Jam - 1 jar
Winner: Annie Erdman

40. Lemon Curd - 1 jar
Winner: Jennie Davidson

43. A set of three snapshots "Sky Scape"
Winner: Annie Erdman

44. A framed photograph of a horticultural subject
Winner: John Bullen

45. A picture - any medium
Winner: Yvonne Bishop

47. A hand crafted article- any other material
Winner: Annie Erdman

48. Embroidered article, tapestry, cross-stitch or patchwork
Winner: Storm Bowden

49. A Greetings Card
Winner: Annie Erdman


50. A container of 3 Roses- one or more varieties
Winner: Becky Leeman

51. A display of Garden Flowers in a vase or jar
Winner: Becky Leeman

52. Plant(s) growing in a pot
Winner: Daniel Leeman

54. A Dressed Wooden Spoon
Joint Winners: Becky Leeman and Daniel Leeman

55. Self Portrait
Winner: Aleyna Norton


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