September 2019

Waltham Village Hall was an amazing array of colour and produce on Saturday 3rd August.  In just a few hours the hall was transformed with the long bare tables being swiftly covered with flowers, fruit, vegetables, cakes and produce.  There were some new classes this year and an increased number of enthusiastic entrants.  Despite periods of drought and an excess of rain there were over 200 exhibits more than there has been for many years.  As always it was a rush against the clock to be ready for the judging at 11.30am, but we were just about ready on time.

I hope those of you who came to the Show had a good afternoon and enjoyed seeing all the exhibits.  If so, maybe next year you might like to exhibit something yourself?

The Alfred Wraight Trophy for the best exhibit in the Show went to Les and Sue Leslie for their perfect display of 5 matched potatoes.

Ms Marsh judged the floral art displays which were amazing.  She was very thorough and took the time to write comments on most of the exhibitors cards.  The Bradshaw Cup, for the best Floral Art Exhibit went to Janet Moor for her amazing display on The Shape of Water.

Mr. Aplin judged the vegetable and fruit classes, and was particularly impressed with all that was on show in this challenging year.  The C.A. Baker Cup, for most points in vegetables and fruit classes went to Les and Sue Leslie who entered over half the classes in this section.  He also judged the flowers and foliage classes, and the Coveney Cup for the most points in these classes, was won by Philip and Claire Harland.  In this difficulty year there were only a few beautiful roses on display, and The Willett Cup, for the best rose exhibit was awarded to Philip and Claire Harland.

Mrs.  Last judged the cookery, craft and children’s exhibits.  The Lockwood Cup for most points in the Cookery Classes, this year went to Daniel Bannister.  The Anthony Phipps Cup, for most points in the Children’s Classes was won by Jacob Bannister, well done Jacob.  It was wonderful to see so many Children’s exhibits with imaginative ideas.

Sue Scrivens had judged the Garden Competition and awarded the Society Challenge Cup for the Creative Containers competition to Julie Scott for her wonderful display at the front of Pat-A-Kake Cottage.  The Helen Appleby Memorial Trophy for the Prettiest Garden was awarded to Les and Sue Leslie, with the Silver Award awarded to Philip and Claire Harland and the Bronze Award to David and Janet Moor.  Sue was most impressed by the efforts in the developing garden of Daniel and Leana Bannister and presented a new award certificate for Tomorrow’s Garden.

Our next Event is on Tuesday 10th September when Sue Marshall will be talking on Bearded Irises, their cultivation and care.

We look forward to welcoming you at 7.00 for 7.30 p.m. on Tuesday 10th September at Waltham Village Hall.