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Flowers beat veg to impress at Arnside Horticultural Show
4:20pm Saturday 25th August 2012 in Shows and Festivals news
FLOWERS outshone vegetables at Arnside Horticultural Society’s annual show today (Saturday).
Show secretary Neville Jackson said was ‘difficult to rationalise’ how the difference in quality occurred.
“Surprisingly, flowers have done phenomenally well compared to last year, despite the wet summer, while vegetables - which normally like the rain - have done worse than last year.”
More than 300 entries were received for all the show’s classes, which also included crafts, quilting, artwork, home-baked items and children’s classes.
“This year once again, the children have shown exceptional creative talent,” added Mr Jackson.
Arnside Horticultural Society Show Trophies
FR Nicholson Perpetual Challenge Cup, flowers: Phyllis Jackson. Inglemere Perpetual Challenge Cup, dahlias: D Woodhouse. Silver Medal, National Dahlia Society: D Woodhouse. Bronze Medal, National Dahlia Society: D Woodhouse. Sugden Perpetual challenge Cup, vegetables: B Stables. WM Bell Perpetual Challenge Bowl, roses: B Stables. Alice Silcox Perpetual Challenge Cup, baking: Bernice Beck. WM Houghton Perpetual Challenge Cup, fruit: Mr & Mrs RT Dewhurst. Lilian Braithwaite Perpetual Trophy, cookery: Bernice Beck. Elizabeth Fisher Cup, best exhibit, cookery: Bernice Beck. Rathbone Perpetual Challenge Cup, handicrafts: Mrs O Ratcliffe. RS Crossfield Perpetual Challenge Cup, best exhibit, handicrafts: Mrs D Johnson. Donaldson Trophy, best exhibit, art: J Allen. Matchett Perpetual Challenge Trophy, best exhibit, floral art: Cath Crompton. Mr & Mrs Albert Wood Memorial Cup, most points, all sections: B Stables. Chalet Perpetual Challenge Cup, most points, girls: Ellie Mycock. Barker Perpetual Challenge Cup, vegetable animal/bird: Ellie Mycock. Lakeland Perpetual Challenge Cup, most points, boys: Ben Inman. The Federation Blue Ribbon: Phyllis Jackson. Royal Horticultural Society Award of Merit (children): Ellie Mycock. Yew Platter, best photograph: Elizabeth Haldearn.