BATTLE Floral and Horticultural Society held its annual Summer Show in the Memorial Hall last Saturday.
Defiant society members refused to be beaten by the dismal weather.
Although many members’ roses were a bit bruised and soggy, favourite flower buds had refused to open and some vegetables were not up to scratch, come the day members put on a splendid show.
The hall was a riot of colour after gardeners had scoured their gardens and allotments for suitable exhibits. Others displayed their cookery and handicraft skills.
Some showed beautiful flower arrangements and Battle Rainbows exhibited a lovely of drawings.
There was also a tombola, a plant stall and for those interested in bee-keeping a hive of bees could be observed.
The following prizes were awarded at the end of the show:
RHS Banksian Medal - Chris Hone
Herbert Newbury Cup - Anne Dunk
Chamber of Commerce Cup for Roses - Patricia and Derek Akers
Fox Silver Rose Bowl - Nikki Cuff
Sweet Pea Cup - Wendy and Peter Roberts
Vallet Silver Challenge Trophy - Pam Robbins
Mander Trophy - Pam Robbins
Oddfellows Challenge Cup - Sam Hills
Cornish Guernsey Cup - Sheila Richardson
Allwork Cup - Barbara Clements
Jubilee Cup - Joan MacVicker
Naylor Rose Bowl - Nikki Cuff
Alan Burt Trophy - Hannah Lawrence and Bewlay Peters