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:
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.