Broughton village annual flower show defies hot weather

One of the winners with her trophy and a wellington boot full of flowers

Broughton village annual flower show defies hot weather

Two residents with their trophy

First published in News Basingstoke Gazette: Photograph of the Author by

BROUGHTON held its annual flower show in the village hall, defying fears over the impact of the hot summer.

With the continuous dry hot weather the chairman, Jim McDonald said the committee were concerned about the entries and quality of exhibits with similar conditions to that in 1976 when the show had to be cancelled.

The gardeners of Broughton and surrounding area had perceived problems and watered and produced items of fruit, vegetables and flowers of a very high standard.

Most classes had very good entries along with quality exhibits in floral art, a resurgence in the children’s section, skilful work in the homecrafts and good interpretation in the photography section ensured the whole show lived up to its high reputation.

Principal trophy winners were:

The Floral Cup - Karen Mann;

Open Challenge Cup and Borg-Cardonna Cup for most vegetable points and Bridge Cup – Jim McDonald;

Royston Blake Cup for most flower points, best exhibit in Section 2 and Borg Cardonna Cup for best floral exhibit – Tony Smith;

The Banksian Medal for most prize money, Dr Hobbs Cup and Jack Joyce Cup – Tom Joyce;

Top Vase of Flowers, Gladys & Henry Robinson Trophy for most points for flowers – Shaun Beale;

Top Tray of Vegetables – Ivor Smith, Maurice Hatcher Trophy for the “Star Gardeners” – Francis Weal;

Best Exhibit in the Open Section – James Hocking;

Hill House Cup for best fruit exhibit – Beryl Pratley;

Members Cup for Petunia in a pot – Richard Targett;

Philip Osbourne Plate – Bec Price;

Best Front Garden – Mary Ridley;

Best Hanging Basket – The Greyhound;

Best Full Allotment – Richard Targett and Mary Mann;

Best Half Allotment – Tina Olorenshaw.

Homecraft – most points, Alison Mercer;

Best Cookery Exhibit – Felicity Maurant;

Best Craft Exhibit – Sandra Brooks;

Gingerbread Queen – Ann Ridout;

Most points in Photography section – Jenny Glasspool.

Children’s Shield winner (pre-school age) – Chloe Lilley-Gulliver;

Tanis Hewlett Trophy (younger primary age) – Jasmine Daniel;

John Wallace Cup (middle primary age) – Tom Lane;

Mr & Mrs Barlow Cup (older primary age) – Amy Lane;

Mr. & Mrs. Turpin Cup (Family class) Sophie, Evie and Ned, Scott Family;

Best Children’s Exhibit – Sam Davies.

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