Saturday 22nd July 2017

After a wonderful start to the British summer weather, what a miserable day it was for the 71st Shalford Summer Show!

Click to view >>Summer Show Results<<

 

newspicture30However, we are thrilled to say that we had an amazing turnout of entrants; some rushing to finish staging their entries before the 10:30am cutoff and the start of the judging. Many were new first time entrants, some new residents from our lovely Shalford and also our beautiful surrounding villages.

We had an equally fantastic turnout in the afternoon to view all the produce and creations.

Three entries in this show were so outstanding that they received a special diploma certificate from their respective category judges.

 

After many years with Sally and Peggy being our refreshments support at our shows, they decided to step down. We really have been most grateful to them and have passed on our huge thanks.

So we were very pleased to welcome some ladies from the Bendlowes Trust "People working for People" in the kitchen providing the refreshments; such a good choice of cakes to have alongside a nice cup of tea or coffee. It really is so lovely when our local societies come together to help each other.

At 4pm the winners and prizes were announced by Heather, our chairperson, and presented by our President, Alex Tanner. We had a few new names on some of the major trophies.

We'd like to thank Alex for supporting us, the ladies from Bendlowes (Alice, Sally, Gill, Mandy and Mel) for all their hard work and donations, our six judges for doing such a wonderful job and OF COURSE the whole of the committee and helpers who work so hard to make the day such a success.

 

Our next show is in the Autumn; Saturday 16th September

ANYBODY can enter, come along and join us, have some fun growing and creating.

 

And if anyone fancies joining our committee please contact me or Heather (Contact details on the website)

http://www.essexinfo.net/shalford/horticultural-society/contacts/

 

Mel Fray