There was a happy buzz of interested conversations in the Reading Room in Stanhoe when the village’s 29th Flower Show took place.
The flowers looked stunning in the sunlight, and the vegetables sparkled with superb attention to presentation. Entries into the three photography classes and the two art classes were diverse and skilful. The judges had written careful comments on all the entries in the cookery, craft, flower arranging, art, and photography classes, and from these arose animated conversations all around the hall. The judges commented on the high standard of entries in all the classes, and there was strong competition to be overall winners. Cup winners were: Men’s Cup – Bill Punter; Ladies Cup – Diane Punter; Fruit and Vegetable Cup – Eric Jackson; Cut Flowers and Pot Plants Cup – Eric Jackson; Cookery Cup – Geraldine Butcher; Flower Arranging Cup – Pamela Austin; Craft Cup – Rosemary Brown; Art Cup – Roger Hargreaves.
Pictured front row, from left, Diane Punter, Pamela Austin, Geraldine Butcher. Back row, Rosemary Brown, Eric Jackson, Bill Punter.