Fitting conclusion for 2016 Mundham gala

Organising the trophies for Mundham and District Gala and Flower Show's annual meeting
Organising the trophies for Mundham and District Gala and Flower Show's annual meeting

Mundham and District Gala and Flower Show’s annual meeting proved a fitting conclusion to this year’s gala.

The meeting was attended by 40 to 50 people, including children.

Trophies filled with sweets and vouchers were presented to the worthy winners, as follows:-

Adults -

Division A Fruit: Nicol Beard, John Brinkman Challenge Cup and Frederick Attrill Challenge Shield for best overall fruit exhibit.

Division B Vegetables: Nicol Beard, Marshall Silver Challenge Cup. Richard Emery, Fisher Lane Trophy.

Division C Roses: Janice Parsons, Rose Collins Salver.

Division D Flowers: Angela Matthews, Hastings Challenge Cup.

Class 37 Mixed Vase: Janice Parsons, £10 voucher.

Class 41 Sweet Peas: Melissa Hauffé, Bryan Linkhorn Sweet Pea Cup.

Division C and D (excluding class 37): 1 Angela Matthews, £15 voucher, 2 Janice Parsons, £10 voucher, 3 Anne Cormack, £5 voucher.

Chichester Southdown Observer Challenge Cup: Sue Smith.

The Island Cottage Cup: Diana Shambrook.

Division F Preserves and Wine: Nicol Beard, The Garth Cup.

Division G Cooking: Susan Waite, The Gala Cup.

Division H Arts & Crafts: Diana Shambrook, The Royal British Legion Cup.

Division J Photography: Guy Clifford, Parish Council Salver.

Divisions E – J best score: Susan Waite, The Jubilee Bowl.

Juniors

The Checketts Cup, best effort years one and two, Matty Moore.

The O’Shea Cup, best effort years three and four, Isabelle Stuart.

The Simon Forsyth Cup, best effort years five and six, Jhenna Thornton.

Village Hall Cup, best effort by child up to 14, Charlotte Horn.

Major Collis Browne Cup, flower arrangements, Isabelle Stuart.

Charles Leeder Cup, maximum age 14, Harry Lott.

Alice Leeder Cup, cookery, Jhenna Thornton.

Geoff Rowe Cup, photography, Charlotte Horn.

The chairman made sure the official business, which included approval and signing of the 2015 annual meeting minutes, the chairman’s report and finances, was dealt with efficiently, with some humour.

The Gala gifted funds to five local organisations this year - North Mundham Village Hall, St Stephen’s Church, Sunbeams Preschool, TS Sturdy and North Mundham Playing Field.

These gifts were gratefully received by representatives of each of the organisations. The money will be used for specific purposes, as identified by the organisations.

The evening’s events were concluded with drinks and nibbles, a raffle and an opportunity to chat.

Next year’s gala is taking place on Saturday, July 15. It is a wonderful day of fun, with lots to buy and do. The gala has been going for more than 100 years in North Mundham and keeps getting better.

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