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Cold Ash Horticultural Society hold successful summer show




Cold Ash Horticultural Society held a berry good summer show this weekend with fruits, flowers and fun.

It was a slightly different summer show for the society, with additional spring show elements included.

There were the usual vegetables, fruit, flowers and photographs, but also included was handcraft and floral art, which are normally part of the spring show.

Trevor Eggleton with his winning leeks at Cold Ash flower show. Picture by Chris Forsey
Trevor Eggleton with his winning leeks at Cold Ash flower show. Picture by Chris Forsey

Giant vegetables were, of course, on show with Trevor Eggleton winning a grand total of six cups for his flowers and veg – including some rather impressive giant leeks.

Mr Eggleton won Bryce Hamblin Cup for most points in the vegetable collections, the Sir Henry Barclay Cup for most points in the vegetable classes 1-25, Attfield Cup for most points in the dahlia classes.

He won the Dawson Cup for most points in the flower section, the Mann Cup for most points in the vegetable classes and the Herbert Cup for most points in the show.

Holly Davison (two 1st flower arranging) at Cold Ash flower show. Picture by Chris Forsey
Holly Davison (two 1st flower arranging) at Cold Ash flower show. Picture by Chris Forsey

Best horticultural exhibit in the show went to Mark Elms for his shallots.

There were some very talented exhibitors and a variety of handcraft exhibits, including embroidery, patchwork, tapestry, woodwork, and even a leather drinking tankard made in the traditional way.

There were three brand new exhibitors at the show including June Hiscock, who won best handcraft exhibit for her sewn picture of teasel plants, and Anna Cload, who won the best horticultural photograph for her unusual view through some growing beetroot stems.

Anna Cload (12) at Cold Ash flower show. Picture by Chris Forsey
Anna Cload (12) at Cold Ash flower show. Picture by Chris Forsey

Miss Cload, 12, also won the Carol Child Cup for the best horticultural photograph.

Laurence Grew won the Banksian Medal – traditionally awarded to the person who gets most points in the local show’s horticulture classes.

Other winners included Molly Davidson, who won the Mann Cup for most points in the floral art section, and Anna Cload, who also won the Mrs AM Collins Cup for most points in the photography section.

Winners and Show Commitee at Cold Ash flower show.Picture by Chris Forsey
Winners and Show Commitee at Cold Ash flower show.Picture by Chris Forsey

The society hopes to be back to the usual three shows next year and to re-introduce home baking and preserves.

It congratulated all of this year's winners and everyone who took part.

It also thanked the judges and those who helped on the day.



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