Cal­en­dar clashes led to re­duced turnout at a host of gar­den­ing shows

Burton Mail - - Bygones - By STEPHEN SINFIELD [email protected]­i­tymir­ 01283 245011 @mail­re­mem­bers

THE num­ber of vis­i­tors and en­tries to the 27th an­nual Fenns Show­room flower and veg­etable show may have been down but the event was still dubbed “an all- round suc­cess”.

The show at the Derby Road show­rooms was an an­nual fix­ture in the gar­den­ing cal­en­dar. How­ever, with sim­i­lar events tak­ing place on the same week­end at the town hall, the at­ten­dance fig­ures were low.

The event was or­gan­ised by the Derby Road Al­lot­ments and Cot­tage Gar­den As­so­ci­a­tion.

The show’s sec­re­tary, Dick Appleby, said: “The rea­son for the low turnout was be­cause of three other shows tak­ing place in the area at the same time.

“How­ever, the qual­ity of ex­hibits was good - par­tic­u­larly with the veg­eta­bles, flow­ers and pot plants. And at the end of the show, all of the pro­duce was sold.”

Prizes were pre­sented by the pres­i­dent of the as­so­ci­a­tion, Stan Fos­ter.

The judges on the day were Dick Plant and Den­nis Brooks for the veg­eta­bles and plants with Dorothy Bor­ton judg­ing the cakes and Mary Bur­ton judg­ing the chil­dren’s sec­tion.

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