Horticultural Show beats the weather

Sowerby Bridge Horticultural Society at St Pauls, Sowerby Bridge. Mary Abba, Diane Hall, Glyn Hodgson, John Swift and David Dewhirst.
Sowerby Bridge Horticultural Society at St Pauls, Sowerby Bridge. Mary Abba, Diane Hall, Glyn Hodgson, John Swift and David Dewhirst.
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The 70th Sowerby Bridge and Districth Horticultural Show beat the miserable summer weather as entrants showed off the fruits of their labour.

The show was opened by the retiring Secretary Mrs. Dianne F. Hall, who also presented the trophies.

David Holden from the society said: “The show was a colourful success in spite of the summer weather with 250 entries from 40 competitor, with all of a high standard and some exceptional exhibits.

“The children’s section was very pleasing to see. The Floral art judge commented on the exceptional quality of the entries again. The retiring members of the committee are pleased to be passing the show over in such a healthy condition to new members who look forwards to building on this show’s successful day,” she said.

Sowerby Bridge Horticultural Show

Winners

J.L. Bouch Trophy -Pye Nest Allotments for 7 1st prizes

Sutcliffe Trophy -

Pye Nest Allotments (44 points)

Arnold Jowett Special Prize (for best tray of vegetables )

- Carol Mcgivern.

Whalley Trophy (for best exhibit in flower classes) -

John Swift.

Richard Whitehouse Trophy (for best exhibit in vegetable classes) -Andrew Ferguson

Harold Irvin Trophy (for most points in floral art classes) - Jenny Binns

Ruth Langley Trophy (for best exhibit in floral art) - Iris Whitehead

The Ron-sell Trophy (for best in the children’s classes 9-13yrs) - Thea Farman

May Haley Trophy (for best in children’s classes up to 8yrs) - Tilly Farman

Fred Morley Golden Award (for Class 40) - John Swift

Frank Bryant Trophy (for best pot plant including Bonsai)- Pye Nest Allotments

Herbert Haigh Cookery Trophy (for most points in cookery section) - Jayne Smith

St John’s Centenary Cup (for best exhbit in cookery section) - Jayne Smith.