September 2011

Despite the summer holidays with families still enjoying themselves in exotic destinations and the Duxford Airshow mopping up many residents, the Annual Show progressed with re-assuring dependability. High standards set by the RHS and WI guidelines are always followed to the letter – so, congratulations to the following for their successes.

Much praise to Robin Dring who walked away with the prestigious RHS Banksian medal for winning the highest total prize money in the horticultural classes as well as the Club Vase, Fisons Tankard for vegetables and Van der Straeten Bowl for his fruit exhibits. Hilary Magnay was awarded the Fowlmere Cup and the Cranwell Cup for her legendary Home Produce. Michael Pollard excelled in the Flowers section winning the Chambers Cup and Gwyneth Page romped home with her specimen rose to be awarded the Green Cup. A good day for Sue Allsworth whose Begonia won the Farley Cup for the most outstanding exhibit in the horticultural classes as well as winning the monthly competitions.

Congratulations to Jo Fisher for winning the Webster Cup and the Earnshaw Cup for Pot Plants. Katherine Martin won the Chambers Shield for her vegetable collection and daughter Georgia Martin won the coveted Fry Cup for her Miniature Garden.

The Schuster Cup for the most outstanding handicrafts exhibit went to Christine Harley for her exquisite, inspirational printed book cover and Chris also won the Talbot Trophy for the most points in the Handicrafts Section. Pam Coombs won the Thriplow Cup for floral art with her stunning floral displays.

All these trophies were presented by Geoff Link, Chairman of the Daffodil Weekend Trust whose continued support is much-appreciated by Club members.

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