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Chipperfield Horticultural Society

2nd of November 2007

Autumn Show – 22 September

The show was an outstanding success with the largest number of entries for seven years. The village hall was so full of exhibits that a further row of tables had to be erected. The blooms of both dahlias and chrysanthemums were outstanding and equal to any in this country. The vegetables were wonderful with the parsnips measuring nearly 3 feet in length! The onions were the size of footballs and the leeks and pumpkins had to be seen to be believed. Frank and Linda Venables swept the board with 19 first prizes and numerous placings. With Frank away on business, it was left to Linda to bring and display all their exhibits. She started on Friday evening and finished on Saturday morning just before the judges arrived! It came as no surprise that they won the Silver Rose Bowl for the most points in the vegetable, fruit and flower classes. Alex Parker was the winner of the W. Bates Cup as runner up and also the G.A. Usher Challenge Bowl for the most points in the flower classes, the Timberlake Cup for the best onions in the show and the National Dahlia Society’s Medal for the best dahlia exhibit. Brian Bartlett won the H. Butcher Cup for the most points in the chrysanthemum classes and National Chrysanthemum Society’s Medal for the best exhibit. Ann Rees won the Handicraft Trophy for most points in all three shows this year and Ann Fowler the Peter Franz Cup for the most points in the domestic classes in all three shows this year. Kathy Ward won the Mrs C.P. Brousson Challenge Trophy for the most points in floral art in all three shows this year, with Lucy Ward winning the Junior Challenge Trophy. Doug Leslie kindly presented the prizes. All in all a wonderful show with the good weather bringing in large crowds.

Special thanks must go to our judges and all our helpers, who make our shows possible and to Roger Pigg, our show secretary who does an incredible amount of work before, during and after each show.

Ann Soanes

 
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