Summer show refuses to be beaten by wet weather

Horticultural show at Battle Memorial Hall. 14/7/12
Horticultural show at Battle Memorial Hall. 14/7/12
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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.

Horticultural show at Battle Memorial Hall. 14/7/12

Horticultural show at Battle Memorial Hall. 14/7/12

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.

Horticultural show at Battle Memorial Hall. 14/7/12

Horticultural show at Battle Memorial Hall. 14/7/12

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

Horticultural show at Battle Memorial Hall. 14/7/12

Horticultural show at Battle Memorial Hall. 14/7/12

Fox Silver Rose Bowl - Nikki Cuff

Sweet Pea Cup - Wendy and Peter Roberts

Vallet Silver Challenge Trophy - Pam Robbins

Mander Trophy - Pam Robbins

Horticultural show at Battle Memorial Hall. 14/7/12

Horticultural show at Battle Memorial Hall. 14/7/12

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

Horticultural show at Battle Memorial Hall. 14/7/12

Horticultural show at Battle Memorial Hall. 14/7/12