Shades of autumn at Battle show

BATTLE Floral and Horticultural Society held its annual Autumn Show in Battle’s Memorial Hall last Saturday (September 13).

Many members had contributed to a delightful display of flowers, fruit, vegetables, domestic items, photographs and floral arrangements.

13/9/14- Battle Horticultural Society Autumn Flower Show.  Pat Westgate SUS-140913-170828001

13/9/14- Battle Horticultural Society Autumn Flower Show. Pat Westgate SUS-140913-170828001

Particularly striking were the dahlia exhibits, and once again the harvest baskets.

Refreshments were available throughout the day and there was also a tombola and a well-stocked plant stall.

The show judges had a difficult task and the society is very grateful to them for the work they put in.

The show ended with the presentation of trophies to some very worthy winners:

* F.Somerville Cowan Perpetual Challenge Cup for Dahlias – Marcia King

* Emeleus Cup for Chrysanthemums – Barbara and David Brooks

* Mrs C A Longfield Challenge Trophy – Nikki Cuff

* Ron Jones Trophy – Sam Hills

* Garden News Shield – Tony Winter

* Maurice Cornford Trophy – Clive Richardson

* Harvest Basket or Trug Prize – John Peters

* Bill Crouch Memorial Trophy – John Peters

* Smithard Trophy 1928 - Diana Watson

* Smithard Trophy 1934 – Barbara Clements

* Smithard Trophy 1938 – Barbara Clements

* Cecilia Burt Good Cook Trophy – Diana Watson

* Sussex Express Cup – Ruth McArthur

* For more pictures taken at the show, please visit www.ryeandbattleobserver.co.uk