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An Amazing Show!

2nd of October 2003

The Chipperfield Horticultural Societys Autumn Show was truly fantastic! The Village Hall was a picture, full to overflowing with the most wonderful exhibits. After our hot dry summer, we did wonder what the entries would be like, but this show was the best we have had for many years and congratulations should go to all the exhibitors. All sections were a delight and drew many admiring looks. The standard was higher than ever and reflected the endless patience and hard work needed to produce such outstanding exhibits.

We welcomed a number of new members to this show and look forward to seeing them exhibit next year, as they all said how much they had enjoyed themselves. If you would like to come along next year and enter the shows, please do. There are plenty of people who are happy to lend a hand and help with any questions you would like answered. If, however, you would just like to come along after the judging has taken place, you can enjoy a cup of tea and a gorgeous piece of cake, take part in the raffle and buy the prize-winning produce at auction.

The Societys trophies were awarded as follows:
The Silver Rose Bowl for the Autumn Show Champion with most points awarded for vegetables, fruit and flowers went to Frank Venables, who also won the G.A.Usher Challenge Bowl for the best autumn flowers. Mike Leon won the W.Bates Cup as Autumn Show Runner-Up and the Timberlake Cup for the best onions in the show. The H.Butcher Cup, for chrysanthemums, was won by Ron Atkins who was also awarded the National Chrysanthemum Societys Medal for his blooms. Jeff Norwood won the National Dahlia Societys Medal for the best exhibit. The Peter Franz Cup, for the most points in the Domestic Section in all shows this year, was awarded to Mrs. S.Jones and Mrs Ann Rees won the C.P.Brousson Challenge Trophy for the most points in the Floral Art Section this year. Leigh Tyler retained the Junior Challenge Trophy as Junior Champion with the most points from all three shows. Ann Soanes

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