Newsletter

September 2018

Waltham Village Hall was an amazing array of colour on Saturday 4th August.  In just a few hours the hall was transformed with the long bare tables being swiftly covered with lovely flowers, fruits and vegetables.  There were similar classes than in previous years but with the prolonged drought in this difficult year we ended up with a little over 100 exhibits but still a creditable display.    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 Philip Harland for his perfect floral display, which impressed all three judges.

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 Leana Bannister for her amazing display on a Song Title.

Mr Barnett 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 vegetable and fruit classes went to Mary Streater who entered over half the classes in this section.  He also judged the flower and foliage classes, and the Coveney Cup for the most points in these classes, was won by Philip Harland.  In this difficult year there were only a few beautiful roses on display, and The Willett Cup, for the best rose exhibit was awarded to Philip 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 and Leana Bannister. The Anthony Phipps Cup, for most points in the Children’s Classes was a dead heat between Kate and Jacob Bannister.  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 Special Feature to Claire and Philip Harland and the Helen Appleby Memorial Trophy for the Prettiest Garden to Janet and David Moor, with the Silver Award was awarded jointly to Sue and Les Leslie and Claire and Philip Harland.

Our next Event is on Tuesday 11th September when Jacqueline Aviolet will be talking on Asters and Autumn Colour.

We look forward to seeing you at 7.00 for 7.30 p.m. on Tuesday 11th September at Waltham Village Hall for the next presentation.