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Autumn Show 2011

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AN EXCELLENT SHOW – DESPITE THE RECENT WEATHER!  

Our 2011 Autumn Show was held on 10th September. Below the Show Secretary's report you can see some of the exhibits in the horticultural, domestic and children's classes.Click on each picture to enlarge the image.

Around 200 exhibits provided a superb display, despite our worries about the effects of the recent weather; the hall was packed with visitors most all the afternoon. Among the exhibitors, we were gratified to see many new names as well as regular supporters and the ‘best in section’ winners were as follows:

CERTIFICATES OF MERIT:


Floral

Margaret Mayes

Pot Plants

Ralph Hughes

Vegetables

Alan Noad

Fruit

Harry Dixon

Cookery

Lynne Davey

Wine

Chris Lane

Junior Classes

Sophie Cason

 The Men’s Challenge cookery class – a Cornish Pasty – was won by Chris Lane.

On the basis of both Spring and Autumn Shows, the Banksian Medal for most points overall goes to Margaret Mayes, whilst the Champion Grower trophy awarded for a combination of both quality and winning exhibits was won by Harry Dixon;  both these will be presented at our AGM in December, along with the other cumulative trophies.

Our two local Junior Schools (Glebe and Breakspear) both staged substantial displays of the activities in their flourishing school Gardening Clubs, and these were complemented by yet another superb display of exhibits in our Junior competitive classes.  All the entries were excellent quality and particularly inventive were the ‘creatures’ made from fruit and vegetables.

 

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General view of the exhibits

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Some of the specimen dahlias

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Amazing fuschias

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Flowering and fruiting shrubs

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General view of the vegetable display

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Many varieties of fruit on display

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Wine exhibitors with their entries

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Glebe school prize winner

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Wonderful display of produce grown by the juniors

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This crab has never been in the sea!

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Beautiful floral arrangements

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A view of the floral and pot plant displays

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Beautiful dahlia blooms

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Arrangement of herbaceous perennials

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Prize winning tomatoes

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Delicious dessert apples

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Some of the domestic entries

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Breakspear School gardening club members

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A cauliflower transformed into a sheep!

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A vase of autumn foliage