So­ci­ety puts on a bloom­ing great show

Men’s cook­ery chal­lenge was hotly con­tested

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS -

CROWDS en­joyed a ‘daz­zling’ dis­play of flow­ers and veg­eta­bles at the Ick­en­ham and Swake­leys Hor­ti­cul­tural So­ci­ety’s Au­tumn Show.

The judg­ing took place in the Vil­lage Hall on Satur­day (Septem­ber 5) where all the awards and prizes were pre­sented by en­thu­si­as­tic gar­dener, the Vicar of St Giles, The Rev­erend Felic­ity Davies.

Patt Trigg, show com­mit­tee mem­ber thought the event was a great suc­cess.

She said: “The many peo­ple who vis­ited the show in the vil­lage hall on a fine au­tumn af­ter­noon were greeted by a daz­zling dis­play of colour from the plants and flow­ers, as well as a su­perb dis­play of veg­eta­bles. There was also great in­ter­est in the var­i­ous ju­nior ex­hibits, as well as adult en­tries in pho­tog­ra­phy, cook­ery and wine classes – a to­tal of over 250 en­tries. As ever the keen­est com­pe­ti­tion was in the men’s chal­lenge cook­ery class.”

Dou­ble prizes were given to Mar­garet Mayes for the flo­ral and fruit sec­tions, whereas Chris Lane was a hit in the wine and men’s chal­lenge.

Tea and home-made cakes were pop­u­lar and the hall was crowded with visi­tors all af­ter­noon.


The tro­phies for the over­all win­ners through­out the year will be pre­sented at the So­ci­ety’s AGM in De­cem­ber.

n COLOUR­FUL: Above, Doreen Wil­liams. Be­low, Pauline Cramp and bot­tom, David Ca­son with his rasp­ber­ries

Photos by Rob Bourne www.buyapho­ WL154784

n DIS­PLAYS: Inset above, Rose­mary Ben­nett and Michelle Ca­son. Above, Roger Trigg set­ting up

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