Autumn show rounds off ruby anniversary celebrations

Mary Boorman, Chairman, with the society's 40th anniversary card.
Mary Boorman, Chairman, with the society's 40th anniversary card.

CROWHURST and District Horticultural Society finished its 40th anniversary year in style with the group’s annual autumn show.

The society’s last show of the year saw around 145 entries across a number of different categories, including flowers, fruit and vegetables.

Mary Boorman, chairman of the Crowhurst and District Horticultural Society, said: “It was a fantastic way to finish our 40th year celebrations.

“Several new faces exhibited at the show, which was great to see.

“We always welcome new members and exhibitors to our shows.”

Trophies and awards were presented to:

Eleanor Haigh Trophy, Most Points in Show - Brian Croft

Peter Oliver Trophy, Best Horticultural Exhibit in Show - David Carr

National Dahlia Society Silver Medal Card, Best Exhibit in Dahlia Classes - Jim Bingham

National Dahlia Society Bronze Medal Card, Runner-up Exhibit in Dahlia Classes - Jim Bingham

Jean Watmore Cup, Best Exhibit in Floral Classes - Jo Crouch

Reg Mewett Trophy, Best Vegetable Collection - Brian Croft

Margaret Apps Trophy, Most Points in Domestic Classes - Malcolm Moss

Gordon Apps Shield, Best Exhibit in Handicraft Classes - Amanda Watson

Roy Wilson Children’s Trophy, Most Points in Years Combined Shows - Lizzie Green (aged five)