72nd Shalford Horticultural Summer Show
21st July 2018
Perhaps it was the hot muggy weather keeping a few people away as it seemed that exhibitors seemed on the low side, but once the committee had had a tidy up of categories the hall appeared completely full, particularly with gorgeous summer flowers; lots of pinks and purples and the wonderful scents that come with them.
The Chocolate Beer cake recipe on page 6 of the schedule was particularly popular with our bakers and hard for the judge to find the winner and runners up. Why not give it a go yourself and also try the Sticky toffee gingerbread recipe for our Autumn show in September.
A particular favourite for many was the gorgeous cactus with two flowers; it was absolutely wonderful and the judge gave it high praise.
We all take such marvellous photos on our phones and cameras, but nobody seems to print them out anymore. We would love you to so that we can see your lovely images. The categories in our Autumn show are “Vegetables Galore”, “Weird and Wonderful” and “Autumn”. Interpret as you like and get those photos printed to share with us.
We opened the windows and let in a slight breeze and the people of Shalford and surrounding villages did not let us down, we had many coming to view all the categories, catch up with friends and enjoy a cup of tea or such, some even sitting outside in the hot sunshine.
A huge big thank you yet again, to the Ladies from William Bendlowe’s Charity Trust who served refreshments, including lots of donated homemade cakes and they have been kind enough to share the profits between the two associations. It is so lovely when the groups of the village come together and we are so lucky in Shalford having so many clubs; there really is something for everyone.
Also, big thanks to our president Alex Tanner for awarding the prizes, alongside our dedicated chairwoman Heather, and the rest of our hard working committee who enjoy bringing the village together. We have recently had three new members join us who have slotted in so easily to hopefully become long associates and friends. We really do have fun making these shows work.