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Bumper entry at King’s Lynn flower show

Kings Lynn Horticultural Society 125th anniversary show 
left to right John Palyer, John Germeney

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Kings Lynn Horticultural Society 125th anniversary show left to right John Palyer, John Germeney Rachael Vyse 01553631820 ANL-141008-170317009

A bumper entry delighted organisers of the King’s Lynn Horticultural Society’s annual show, at South Wootton village hall on Saturday.

The society is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year and a total of 280 items, around twice as many as in 2013, were exhibited during the event.

A special class for cakes marking the group’s anniversary was included in the schedule, while one of the more unusual exhibits was an old toilet filled with plants, submitted by the Amberley Hall residential home.

Group spokesman Kelvin Fairweather said: “This was the best show we have had for several years.

“We wish to thank all exhibitors for their support for the society in our anniversary year and hope they will return next year.”

The society’s president, Paul Brandon, presented trophies to the following winners:

E Ogden Cup, for best cacti and succulents display: Luke Day; Mrs Kenneth Bush Cup, for best potted fuchsia, John Bocking; Mr Coates Cup, for best patio pot: Stella Mills; West Norfolk Produce Cup, for best pot plant exhibit, Stella Mills; 90th Birthday Cup, for most points in pot plant classes: John Bocking; Audrey Brookes Rose Bowl, for best rose exhibit: Patricia Schofield; Cobbold Cup, for best flowers: John Bocking.

Mrs W R Sadler Cup, for best tray display of vegetables: Michael Hart; Members’ Cup, for best potatoes: Alison Barber; Twaite Cup, for best onions, Michael Hart; Kenneth Bush Challenge Trophy, for best vegetable display: Patricia Schofield; A Anderson Cup, for most first prizes in vegetable classes: Michael Hart; Norfolk and Norwich Medal; for best vegetable exhibit: Michael Hart; Ray Smith Bowl, for most first prizes in the fruit section: Rita Crown. R Doubleday Plaque, for best fruit exhibit: Michael Hart. Banksian Medal, for most points in horticultural classes: Michael Hart.

Mrs F E Fox Cup, for best arts and crafts exhibit: Alex Hartfield; Sylvia Brundle-Todd Cup, for best fuchsia by an exhibitor aged 10 or under: Eloise Suiter; Victory Cup, for best exhibit in junior classes: Luke Day; Barbara Baker Cup, for most points in domestic classes: Rita Crown; Jean Anderson Cup, for best plant, vegetable and domestic item display: Stella Mills; Ray Garner Memorial Cup, for most first prizes in show, Michael Hart. Perry Cup, for lady exhibitor with the most points in show: Rita Crown; Caithness Crystal Vase, for most points in show: Rita Crown; Lingarden Daffodil Cup, for best anniversary cake, Rita Crown.

 

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