The Spring Show


The picture above shows Members and Visitors standing behind a Spring Flowers table, following the prize giving ceremony and the concluding raffle draw. A satisfactory end to an enjoyable afternoon.

Lesley Grimwood, the Society Treasurer reports:
The Point Clear and St. Osyth Horticultural Society held the first of its three annual shows on Saturday 8th April. The event was very well attended with over 250 entries with exhibitors ranging in age from 1 year 11 months to 93 years. Members and visitors enjoyed the displays of colourful floral displays, tempting cookery and exquisite handicrafts, as well as being able to indulge in tea and homemade cakes.

The trophy winners were: Mrs Jill Bligh (best Cookery exhibit), Mrs Marianne Tunstall (most points in handicrafts), Mrs Libby Brown (most points in the W.I. classes) and John Woods (most points in all classes)

I think the pictures speak for themselves and need no caption or commentary from me. (Did you spot lambs in the field – baby cauliflowers and black grapes?).
It has not been the easiest period weather wise, for anyone thinking of our Spring Show entries. In February it was sunny one minute then cold with strong wind the next, March followed the same pattern with some very hot day followed by cold ones and now in April we are crying out for rain and even as I write these few words on a sunny day, the forecast reports ‘frost’ in some areas! – but our members still managed to give us a good show!

The three pictures below show some of the many prize winners collecting their prize money, but with the top prize being only £1.60, nobody can retire on the proceeds, though no doubt basking in the pleasure of being a winner! Trophies, Cups and prize money are presented by Dulcie Evans Chairman assisted by Terence Lidington our Meetings secretary.
Before the Chairman began the awards ceremony, she paid tribute following the retirement of Christine Harman Vice-Chairman and Show Secretary, who for many years, aided by her husband Paul, had organised Shows, with Paul checking and totalling points awarded and then calculating prizes to be awarded.

The picture to your left is of Dulcie Evans our Chairman, (less than ten years away from Her Majesty the Queen’s letter of congratulations on reaching 100 years of age) she is accompanied by her grandchildren’s families including her Great Grandchildren. Since Dulcie’s mother was an active member of the Society, it could be said all five generations of her family have been associated with the Society and who knows, the later generations will perhaps all be entering exhibits in future shows!


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