GALLERY: Bosham Chidham annual flower and produce show

Bosham Chidham and District Horticultural Society enjoyed another successful annual show on Saturday.

The sun shone as the competitors arrived early in the morning to get their exhibits ready.

Roger Perks won the trophy for best dahlias. Pictures: Kate Shemilt ks16000847-2

Roger Perks won the trophy for best dahlias. Pictures: Kate Shemilt ks16000847-2

Secretary Rozie Bradley said: “The number of entries this year was a fraction down on last year, particularly in the vegetable competitions, but surprisingly the number of people putting in exhibits was almost the same. They maybe did not have as many vegetables to show.

“We are always amazed and delighted by the number of visitors we have to the show from all around the local area. Many congratulations to all those who won the beautiful cups.

“I must mention in particular the delightful entries from the children and grandchildren of Bosham.

“There was a lovely community spirit as visitors stayed and had a cup of tea and cake before the raffle was called. The committee would like to thank all those members who helped on the day too numerous to mention by name. We could not do it without them. Special thanks has to go to Kay and Stephanie who work throughout the year to prepare for this day and to make it the success it is.”

The society’s next monthly meeting is in the Village Hall on Thursday, September 8, at 7.30pm, when Jenny Lacey will give a talk with slides, entitled Designing a Small Back Garden.

Trophy winners were:-

Pat Carter, Banksian Medal for most points for fruits and vegetables; The Southwood Cup for collection of veg; The Society’s Challenge Cup for best vegetables exhibit; The Lady Worsley Cup for most points in vegetables.

Rita Sandy, The John Brinkman Cup for most points in flowers and plants; The Marwood Trophy for best vase of garden flowers.

Biddy Elkins, The Warnum Rose Bowl for most points in roses.

Rodney Cooper, The Society’s Rose Bowl for best specimen rose.

Roger Perks, The Baxendale Challenge Cup for best dahlias exhibit.

Denise Foster, The Chidmere Cup for best floral exhibit.

Linda Banting, The Battersby Floral Challenge Cup for most points in floral exhibits; The Miniature Cup for best miniature floral exhibit.

Barbara Cowans, The Olga Baldwin Domestic Cup for best domestic cookery exhibit.

Stephen Arkle, The Myrrh Cup for most points in domestic cookery.

Bee Morrison Wise, The Handover Cup for best handicrafts exhibit; The Painting Cup for best painting and drawing exhibit.

Helen Gunton, The Photographic Cup for most points in photography.

Sienna Weller, The Woodman Challenge Cup for best exhibit, age five or under.

Sophie Smith, The Phyllis Woodman Cup for best exhibit, age five to eight.

Emily Smith, The Wood Challenge Cup for best exhibit, age nine to 11.

Lucy Gowing, The Nichol Challenge Cup for best exhibit age 12 to 16

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