Shalford Horticultural Society 71st Autumn Show - Saturday 15th September 2018

Newspicture03A beautiful September day, the sun was shining and the Village Hall was ablaze with colour – bright, bold, vivid, glowing, flamboyant, autumnal colours.

There were so many beautiful flowers; including roses, dahlias, orchids and fuchsias with their magnificent delicate scents.

There were fruit and vegetables aplenty, with FOUR enormous pumpkins in the largest circumference class and equally FOUR magnificent marrows to be judged by weight; a first for our shows for quite some time.

We knew we were in for a wonderful show, with many new entrants displaying their produce and creations and an extremely good public turnout for viewing at 2:30pm.

Thanks as always to our brilliant and knowledgeable judges, some coming quite a distance and we were extremely grateful to Claire for standing in at the last minute as Cookery Judge.

Our plea to the community earlier this year to boost the photography section did not fall on deaf ears. We had lots of entrants particularly in the “Weird and Wonderful” class which shows us exactly what we like to take pictures of!

Not too many entrants in the children’s classes this time but those that did were fabulous; such imaginative little minds. The junior entrants of today will become the future horticulturalists so we welcome and indeed encourage all your little ones to come along and be included.

Our chairman Heather and our President Alex Tanner welcomed all at 4pm and presented the prizes; congratulations to the trophy winners; some regulars and a few new names who we hope will be encouraged to return to defend their titles. Thank you Heather, Alex and as always the whole committee who work tirelessly to make the show a lovely occasion.

Our warm thanks again to The Bendlowe’s ladies, another local group for supporting us by selling the refreshments; including home baked cakes kindly donated by many.

We are delighted to be able to thank The George Pub in Shalford for their kind offer of free meals to the Children’s winners and a percentage off meals for anyone presenting the 2018 schedule at the weekend. Again it’s so lovely to have the community supporting each other.

Next year’s dates are already in the diary; please make sure they are in yours too. We would love to see you all.

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