A Sedlescombe Summer Show 2014 winner SUS-140508-100308001
A Sedlescombe Summer Show 2014 winner SUS-140508-100308001

Rural Past Times: will be taking place this weekend on Saturday August 9 and Sunday August 10 in the grounds of Pestalozzi Village, Sedlescombe. This will be open to the public from 10am to 5pm, entrance being £5 to anyone over the age of 14. Children free. There will be over 90 vintage tractors, 38 vintage commercial vehicles, stationary engines, collections and horticultural equipment. There will be a much larger craft marquee this year and 30 trade stands. You can take a tractor and trailer ride around the show stopping off to see Heavy Horses, Birds of Prey and Ferret Racing. Also hay making with vintage equipment. There will also be demonstrations by Wolfshead Bowmen and Blackfeet Lodge Western Society. St Michaels Hospice have a large marquee on site as well as other charities, including the staff of Pestalozzi, Friends of Mallydams and the Woodland Trust.You can make a day of it with a Hog Roast and bar with live music. Other food will also be available or bring your own picnic. Pestalozzi would also like to remind you to visit the Pestalozzi Tea Rooms in Swiss Hall, near the main car park for fantastic food and family fun. Come and release some energy on the bouncy castle or look lovely with their ladybird face-painting. Please note, Pestalozzi does not organise this event but are delighted to welcome Rural Past Times back to their beautiful estate for the fourth consecutive year in 2014.

Sedlescombe And District Garden Society: celebrated their 70th anniversary last Saturday with a very successful Summer Horticultural show and mini fayre that was held on the village green. Thankfully the weather was fine and the event was well attended. Thanks is given to all committee members and also all those volunteers who helped Friday afternoon and all day Saturday to ensure that the event was such a huge success. The total number of entries in the Flower Show were up from last year and was especially pleasing to see several entries in the young gardeners section. The winners of the various classes and cups were as follows:

Summer Show 2014 Winners: Section A Cut Flowers and Foliage, KFHS Certificate of Merit Class A1 Kelvin Lynch, Maurice Cornford Shield - Annuals Class A3 Chris Lynch, Wyatt Trophy - Hybrid Tea Rose Class A11 No Entries, The Button Trophy - ‘Flowering of the Rose’ Class A17 Sheila Betts, Boxall Cup - Best exhibit all classes Annie Nijhuis, Dr Hunnard Cup - Most points all classes Chris Lynch, Section B Pot Plants. KFHS Certificate of Merit - Best exhibit Class B1 Chris Lynch, KFHS Certificate of Merit - Best exhibit Class B2 Simon Lawrence, Garden News Shield - Best exhibit Classes B1 - B21 Alex Lawrence, Garden News - Best exhibit collection Classes B22 - B25 Rosemary Farley, Duncan Cup - Most points all classes Chris Lynch, Section C Vegetables and Fruit. KFHS Certificate of Merit - Best exhibit Class C1 Kelvin Lynch, Kirk cup - Best exhibit Classes C1 - C28 Kelvin Lynch, Society shield - Best collection Classes C29 - C32 Kelvin Lynch, Society shield - Best exhibit Classes C33 - C40 Chris Hone, “Sedlescombe Horticultural Society Cup - Most Points Classes C1 - C32” Kelvin Lynch, Whitfield Cup - Most points Classes C33 - C40 Alison Boreham, Section D Floral Art. Weston Cup - Most Points Classes D1, D2 & D4 Chris Lynch, Society Shield - Best Exhibit Class D3 Jean Dann, Garden News Shield - Best exhibit all classes Joan Rowe, Society Certificate of Merit Class D5 - Men Only No Entries, Section E Domestic. Cantell Cup Class E1 Alison Boreham, “Holmes House Perpetual Cup - Most points Preserves Classes E2 - E6” Jean Dann/Chris Lynch/Annie Nijhuis, “Aris Perpetual Rose Bowl - Most points Baking and other Classes E7 - E16” Alison Boreham/Rosemary Farley, Tankard - Most points Classes E17 - E23 Jean Dann/Mark Fisher, Wine Cup - Best exhibit Classes E17 - E23 Mark Fisher, Section F Handicrafts. Tye Cup - Best exhibit all classes Jo Evans, Pat Harden Trophy - Most points all classes Jo Evans, Section G Photographic. Society Shield - Best exhibit all classses Jane Potter, Society Shield - Most points all classes Jane Potter, Section Y Young Gardeners, Senlac Challenge Cup - Best exhibit classes Y3, Y9 and Y15 Tobias McNicol, Diamond Anniversary Cup - Best exhibit all classes Tobias McNicol, Young Gardeners Cup - Most points all classes Tobias McNicol.

Sedlescombe And District Flower Club: Congratulations to the flower arrangers, Jean Dann, Joan Rowe and Chris Lynch that entered the floral art section of the show taking all the shields and cup in Section D. Jean Dann with her man in the moon was particularly stunning and Joan Rowe certainly has not lost her touch in creating beautiful arrangements. You may also have noticed the six arrangements on display outside the marquee, this was a ‘Beatles Showcase’ and depicted ‘Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds’, ‘Love, Love Me Do’, ‘Penny Lane’, ‘Ticket to Ride’, ‘Yellow Submarine’ and ‘Twist and Shout’ showing the talent of Norma Huntley, janet Farmer and Sheila Benson. The next meeting of the club takes place on Wednesday August 13 at Sedlescombe village hall , the visiting demonstrator this month will be Gill Smaggasgale who will be interpreting “ Listening in Colour”, another intriguing title . Members and visitors are very welcome so if you would like to see what it is all about then please come along and enjoy the evening. There is always time for socialising and meeting other members and if you are in need of flower arranging supplies, keenly priced accessories are available to purchase, not to mention the raffle of the floral arrangements at the end of the evening. We look forward to seeing you there but if you have any questions before the date, please contact Janet on 01424 773708.

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Judy Torrance

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