Mum's word for growers

PUBLISHED: 10:54 30 June 2006 | UPDATED: 21:57 28 May 2010

The prize growers

The prize growers

SEVEN members of the Chrysanthemum Section of the March Allotments and Gardens Association took flowers to the National Chrysanthemum Society s early flowering show in London and returned home in triumph. The year was 1960 and Fred Duffield won the premie

At the opening of Wesley Hall

SEVEN members of the Chrysanthemum Section of the March Allotments and Gardens Association took flowers to the National Chrysanthemum Society's early flowering show in London and returned home in triumph.

The year was 1960 and Fred Duffield won the premier award in the section for small growers.

Mr Duffield scored his major success in a class for three vases each containing five blooms of one variety.

Another member of the party to gain a first prize was Edward Asplin, who exhibited a vase of five blooms of the Wendy variety in a members' class.

The remaining three prizes were won in the small growers' section were Bert Knock, Bill Fordham and Neville Burkett.

In the picture above are, back from left, Mr Brooks, Harry Irving, Reg Stevens, Edward Asplin, Mr Blackwell; front, Bert Knock, Fred Duffield (with his trophy) and Neville Burkett. Do you know the first names of Mr Brooks or Mr Blackwell? If so, let us know by contacting one of the addresses on Page 2

* When the Wesley Hall, Wisbech - the new Crescent Methodist Sunday School - opened in 1955 it was a dream come true for the trustees and members.

For many people, it was the first time they had seen the building and after the official opening and dedication they were able to inspect the impressive facilities.

The main door was unlocked with a silver key by Mrs R Scrafton, a senior member of the church and former Sunday School worker.

She said: "There is no more important work to do today than the work among the young people.

"Youth is the hope of the church for the future, and we must consider them and help them all we can."

In our picture above, Mrs Scrafton is turning the key to open the new building. Those looking on include the Rev W Oliver Phillipson, the visiting preacher, and a Wisbech Methodist circuit minister, the Rev J M Smith.

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