Sue Kennedy, Secretary of Mountfield Horticultural Society has submitted the following about the Summer Show which was held on 28th July.
An excellent turnout of entries (despite the weather), higher numbers than last year, well done to all of you who enter, without you there would be no show.
We would like to thank all our judges and stewards. Special thanks to those who organise the refreshments and bake the cakes, especially Mrs. Eileen Spray. Thank you to our committee who work hard all day and the evening before and we also thank those who help that are not members of the society. The new “men only” cake class was hotly contested and it was great to see the number of children entering the adult classes. The cup winning exhibitors were:
Society Cup for points in the Flower and Plant Classes - Mr. R. Garland;
Jack Garland Cup for the Best Entry in the Rose Classes - Mr. R. Garland;
Society Cup for most outstanding entry in the Flower and Plant Classes - Mrs. B. Ray;
Society Cup for points in the Horticultural Classes - Mr. J. Ray & Mr. S. Hills;
Mr. W. James Cup for points in the Vegetable & Soft Fruit Classes - Mr. J. Ray;
Society Cup for most outstanding entry in the Vegetable & Soft Fruit Classes - Mr. P. Edwards;
Society Rose Bowl for points in the Floral Decorative Classes - Miss S. Kennedy;
Breach Shield for most outstanding entry in the Floral Decorative Classes- Mrs. B. Ray;
Society Cup for points in the Cookery Classes - Mrs. J. Whines;
Society Cup for most outstanding entry in the Cookery Classes - Mrs. J. Whines;
Olive Warren Cup for points in the Handicraft Classes - Mrs. B. Ray;
Harman Cup for points in the Children’s Classes - Timothy Mulligan;
Children ‘s Club Cup for most outstanding entry up to 6 years - Oona Lawrence;
Children ‘s Club Cup for most outstanding entry 7 to 11 years - Martha Hollamby;
Breach Cup for most outstanding entry 12 to 15 years - Oliver Gibbons.
Six people dined out at Leeford Place with Mountfield Lunch Club on 6th August. Ruby told me that they had a lovely meal including the nicest creme brulee she had ever tasted. They were waited on by Alex, a university student who is working at the hotel during his summer holiday.
Don’t forget that tomorrow ( Saturday 11th August ) in the village hall, Trevor Sully’s book ‘ Silas and the Mountfield Treasure ‘ will be launched. There will also be a display of historic photographs of Mountfield and the opportunity to purchase both volumes of Mountfield Meanderings. Light refreshments available. Entry - donations towards the upkeep of the village hall. Do try and go along between 10am and 4.30pm.
Heather Mulligan, 15 Eatenden Lane