Good turnout at 35th annual event
There was a good turnout for the 35th annual Thornhill Flower Show held in the community hall.
Chairman Norman McBean welcomed everyone and then handed over to former chairman Ian Bain, who presented this year’s trophies.
The committee would like to thank all the exhibitors, judges, stewards and conveners for their help and a special thank you goes to raffle donors, especially the Lion and Unicorn Hotel; Mains Farm Wigwams; Buttercup Cafe; Old Leckie Farm and BenView Garden Centre and this year’s judges Jim Mitchell (paintings), Jim Struthers (flowers), Janet Iffla (industrial and floral art) and Walter McGowan (vegetables).
Prizes – children’s: Playgroup - 1 Archie; 2 Channa; 3 Alba. Pictures P1-2 - 1 Reuben; 2 Brea; 3 Ruben; P3-4 - 1 Christine; 2 Struan; 3 Ruaridh; P5-7 - 1 Johanna Mitchell; 2 Robbie Humphris; 3 Iona San Jose. Children’s Trophy (best picture) - Johanna Mitchell.
Trophies: Lodge Blairhoyle 792 Trophy (best exhibit in Classes 108-109) - Noah Nagy; J McAra Cup (best onion sets excluding showmasters) - Ann Petrie; Heatherlea Quaich (heaviest marrow) - Charlie Blair; Drumblair Trophy (best onions from seed) - Pat Milligan; A&M Johnston Memorial Trophy (best rose) - Katherine Bain; Monthealie Quaich (best potato) - Norman McBean; Woodside Trophy (best exhibit in Class 80) - Heather Milligan; Malcolm Drummond Memorial Quaich (best pot plant) - Shenagh Beaton; Forrester Quaich (best vase of heathers) - Marjory Brown; The McNaughton Memorial Cup (best cabbage) Charlie Blair; Hillcrest Shield (best exhibit in classes 25-30) Sandra Stewart.
Helen M Johnston Memeorial Cup (best herbaceous) - Norman McBean; Joan A Drummond Memorial Cup (best gladiolus) - Norman McBean; Thornhill Tercentenary Trophy (best cactus/succulent) - Shenagh Beaton; C Blair Memorial Cup (best exhibit in long leeks) - Pat Milligan;ThornhillThreeVeg Cup (best exhibit in Class 81) Norman McBean; The Jimmy Roberts Millennium Trophy Norman McBean.
Garden News Top Vase competition and Thornhill Top Vase - Lorna Greening; Mackison Memorial Trophy (best exhibit in flower section) - Norman McBean; Benview Shield (best exhibit in vegetable section) Pat Milligan; Dunkessan Cup (best exhibit in Floral Art section) - Norman McBean; King’s Rosebowl (best exhibit in Industrial section) - Marion Fraser; Macrieston Cup (most points in Flower section) Katherine Bain; Paisley Trophy (most points in vegetable section) - Pat Milligan; Jean Buchanan Trophy (most points in Industrial section) - Marion Fraser; Glenan Trophy (member gaining most points in show) - Marion Fraser; Gardening Society Cup (best exhibit in show) - Norman McBean.
Impressive Award-winning plate of vegetables