Pick of the crop at Autumn Show

The Crowhurst and District Horticultural Society’s Autumn Show gave visitors the opportunity to experience the varied talents of its members, which filled the village hall with a mass of colour and an abundance of tasty crops, cakes and crafts.

The Society’s Chair, Mary Boorman says the show, held last Saturday (September 17) was a great success. “Many visitors arrived during the afternoon to view the pretty show,” she said.

“There was a stunning display of colourful, beautiful Dahlias from our talented local gardeners and many other very pretty garden flowers, plants and floral arrangements.

“Each show we hold is now themed and this one related to the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings.

“The children’s classes unfortunately were low this show - probably as children have just gone back to school after the summer break. However, entry numbers overall were slightly up on last year’s show which is good.

“The cookery classes did well with young Hannah Massey, aged 10, again beating many adults with her expertise and tasty cakes. Well Done Hannah! The judges always remark on the quality of Hannah’s entries and at such a young age!”

Hannah entered a number of categories. Amongst her accolades were First Prize for her Victoria Sandwich, and First Prize for her poem ‘Autumn Colours’.

The Eastbourne Bonsai Club exhibited at the show with an inspiring display of trees. Mary said: “This added interest to the afternoon whilst people sat and chatted over some of Nonna’s lovely cakes and a cuppa and viewed the entries.”

Local beekeeper Tim Knaggs gave visitors the opportunity to find out more about honey bees and their problems of survival and purchase some of his delicious honey.

Mary added: “There was a great “buzz” in the hall all afternoon culminating in the Prize giving and Raffle.

“We had some very nice comments from visitors including ‘what a lovely show’, ‘beautiful flowers’ and ‘thank you for a great show once more’, which makes it all worthwhile !

“Thank you to everyone who entered and visited us and we hope you enjoyed the afternoon and we hope to see you again next year.”