More than 500 visitors attended Westbourne Horticultural Show last Sunday.
The annual show took place at Westbourne Parish Hall, in Westbourne Road, and included food, drink and entertainment outside in the parish garden.
Chairman David Lees said: “The show was a tremendous day, with people enjoying the very best of our village.
“Many thanks to all of our sponsors, those who gave prizes for the raffle and tombola, those who enter the show classes, stallholders, the Women’s institute and all of our wonderful volunteers.”
This year, Westbourne Allotment and Garden Association encouraged local businesses to have stalls outside and committee members were thrilled to welcome Ben Treagust with Harry’s Sausages cooking hot dogs, Emsworth Brewhouse ales, Bush Vines and the Westbourne WI ladies running the tea and cake stall.
There were plant stalls, jewellery and gifts, a bouncy castle, coconut shy, bottle tombola, raffle and apple bobbing with Greening Westbourne.
One show participant, Pamela Olliff, wrote to the associaion: “We just wanted to say how much we enjoyed the show today and wanted to pass on our thanks to everyone involved. We most certainly will be entering again next year and perhaps will venture into new classes, too.”
The association donated tea, cakes and other unused food items to Chichester homeless charity Stone Pillow.
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Trophy winners were:-
Peter Rogers, Top Vase Class for three types of vegetables; The Westbourne Parish Trophy for best exhibit in Division A Class 2; The Jim Lillywhite Cup for highest number of points in Division B; The Ken French Tankard for best exhibit in Division B Class 20; Tom Carter Memorial Trophy for best exhibit in Division B; Southern Electric Trophy for highest number of points in Division B vegetable classes; The National Vegetable Society Medal for most meritorious exhibit in Classes 1, 2 and 4 to 28; Westbourne Trophy for association allotment holder with highest number of points in Divisions B and C; The Ellesmere Nurseries Trophy for best exhibit in Division B Class 19.
Pat Carter, Top Tray Class for a vase of mixed flowers.
Daphne Harding, G R Sadler Memorial Trophy for best exhibit in Division B Class 35.
Sheila Shepherd, The Banksian Medal for highest prize money in Division B Classes 4 to 28.
Rita Sandy, Southern Electric Cup for highest number of points in Division B Classes 31-40.
Damien McLoughlin, Norman Leech Tankard for best exhibit in Division C.
A. Page and J. Read, Large Tankard for highest number of points in Division C.
M. Balster, Small Tankard for best exhibit in Division CC; Ron Cox Memorial Trophy for best exhibit in Division CC Class 69.
Roy Harding, Aldsworth Cup for highest number of points in the Dahlia Championship; The National Dahlia Society Silver Medal for most meritorious exhibit in the Dahlia Championship; The National Dahlia Society Bronze Medal for most meritorious exhibit in the Dahlia Championship; The National Dahlia Society certificates for most meritorious exhibits in the Dahlia Championship; Beryl Carter Memorial Trophy for best exhibit in the Dahlia Championship.
Wendy Ranft, The Centenary Cup for highest number of points in Division D.
Connie Threadingham, J.E. Lillywhite Challenge Cup forbest exhibit in Division E.
Janis Thomson, The Challenge Cup for best exhibit in Division F.
Ruth Moore, H.A. Napier Challenge Cup for highest number of points in Division G.
Gerry Evans, Ron Gardener Memorial Trophy for best-kept allotment.
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