Marion Lovell

Abingworth, New England Lane, Playden

Iden Parish Council will meet on Tuesday July 2 at 7.30pm in the Village Hall. All members of Iden are invited to attend. There is a separate agenda item for questions.

Many thanks to the Chairman of the Iden and Playden Garden Society for the following report of the Summer Flower Show:

Unsuprisingly, the Summer Show, normally heaving with garden produce, Sweet peas and roses was a much quieter affair last Saturday. Again the lateness of the season hit the produce classes into the long grass. The best thatmMembers could harvest were six entries of mixed herbs and a single plate of gooseberries. Only one entrant found sufficient Sweet Peas to display. Fortunately the Roses and other flowers had opened their buds in time to bring the show to life.

It was gratifying that more visitors came and were enthralled by the displays and floral art arrangements. All enjoyed the cream teas so generously provided and served by Mrs Carol Worwood who also donated her domestic class entries for auction to the benefit of society funds.

The prizewinners were:

Peggy Spence Bowl (most points for Rose Classes) Mrs C Worwood

Ivy Say Trophy(most points Sweet Pea Classes) Mrs P Evans

Fullerton Bowl( best Floral Art) Mrs Janet Johnson

Ramus Challenge Cup(most points in show) Mrs C Worwood

Garden Trophy( best exhibit in Vegetable Classes) Mrs J Robinson

Morrison Cup (most points Floral Art Classes) Mrs Janet Johnson

John Roberts Cup (best exhibit in Flower Classes) Mrs C Worwood

Osborne Trophy( best Pot Plant) Mrs P Evans

Bartell Cup ( most points in Domestic Classes) Mrs C Worwood

Rother Cup ( best exhibit in Show) Mrs P Evans

IPGS Best Vase of Flowers Mrs A Banning

The mid-week services continue on Wednesday at 9.30am for Morning Prayer and 3.30pm for Evening Prayer.

The 9.30 am service will be Parish Communion led by the Rev Stella Halmshaw.