Iden village voice

Mr. Peter Spencer, who used to live at Oxenbridge, is sure that he remembers a verse which went like this: Note the date, Iden Fete, August two, fifty eight.

I expect the numbers were printed as numbers, but if he is right, then Iden fete is a lot older than 25 years. Some research is being done ! I’ll let you know what transpires.

But however old it is, it happens on 28th July with all the usual attractions. And remember, it doesn’t rain on Fete day.

The Iden and Playden Garden Society’s Summer Flower and Produce Show on Saturday at Iden Village Hall reflected the difficulties experienced by members regarding the current weather , with entries slightly fewer than normal. However, local gardeners still managed to produce a superb display featuring roses and sweet peas. The clever floral arrangements on topical themes were quite spectacular.

Mrs. Carol Worwood’s hard work won her the Ramus Challenge Cup for the most points in the show; the Peggy Spence Bowl for the best roses; the Osborne trophy for the best Pot Plant; the Fullerton trophy for Floral Art with Roses and the Bartell Trophy for most points in the Domestic Section.

The Rother Cup for the best exhibit in the show was won by Mrs. Trish Evans for her stunning exhibit of sweet peas, and it won her the Best Vase prize. Mrs. Evans also took the Ivy Say Cup for most points in the Sweet Pea Classes.

Mrs. Janet Johnson won the Morrison Cup for most points in the Floral Art Classes.

The Garden Cup was won by Mrs. Jenny Robinson for the best vegetables - broad beans.

Mrs. Anne Haward’s entries won her the Piper Memorial Prize.

The Autumn Show will be on 29th September and will be followed by the AGM.

The W. I. meeting will be on 10th July in the village hall at 7.30 pm.

The midweek services are 9.30 am Morning Prayer and 3.30 pm Evening Prayer on Wednesday.

The 9.30 am service will be Parish Communion led by the Vicar.

Marion Lovell, Abingworth, New England Lane, Playden