Record number of visitors for summer show

Chairman David Mussell with gladioli.To see lots more photos from this event click 'Buy this photo'.

Chairman David Mussell with gladioli.To see lots more photos from this event click 'Buy this photo'. Buy this photo

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AN unprecedented number of visitors poured into Woodgreen Village Hall for the Woodgreen and Hale Horticultural Society annual show.

Show secretary Jim Madge said 126 people came through the door to see the 330 entries, whereas just 50 came to the show two years ago, and about 75 last year.

About 50 people entered the show, plus 50 children’s exhibits, and there was a particularly strong showing in the flower arrangements, with 15 exhibits compared to the usual four or five.

Mr Madge said: “It was an excellent show in every way.

“There was an encouraging number of new prizewinners.”

Annual Show cups and awards

Skeldon trophy for winning most prize points in the vegetable, fruit and flower classes: Les Manwaring.

Banksian Medal: Les Manwaring

Massy Beresford Cup for the runner-up of the Skeldon Trophy: Barbara Cunningham.

Dodgson Cup for the most points in the vegetable classes: Les Manwaring.

Bill Barnaby Award for the best exhibit in the vegetable classes – a new trophy, given by villager John Sanger, in memory of Bill Barnaby, an inspirational gardener who died earlier this year –

Les Manwaring.

Lucas-Tooth Cup for the most points in the fruit classes: Les Manwaring.

President’s Pot for the most fragrant rose (judged by the public): Les Manwaring.

Perpetual Calendar for hybrid tea roses: Les Manwaring.

Norris Cup for the most points in the flower classes: Les Manwaring

Burford Trophy for the most points in the flower arrangement classes: Anne Wanstall.

Sarson Cup for the best exhibit in the flower arrangement classes: Julie Bottone.

Bourke Trophy for the most points in the homecraft classes: Suzy McNulty.

Rawlence Cup for the most points in the home produce classes: Claudia Carroll.

Newman Cup for the best exhibit in the hanging basket and tub classes: Vanessa Smallwood.

O’Mullane Cup for to the child producing the best exhibit: Hannah Finnie.

Hale WI Cup for sweet peas: Tricia Minns.

Nisbet Cup for dahlias: Les Manwaring.

Andy Pauline Cup for the best limerick (judged by the public): Mary Milne and Alix Downing (shared).

Photography Trophy: Georgina Babey.

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