Doddington horticultural's 70th show is a huge success

PUBLISHED: 15:45 25 July 2016 | UPDATED: 15:45 25 July 2016

Doddington Horticultural Society’s 70th annual summer show. Lucy Howard, Picture: Steve Williams.

Doddington Horticultural Society's 70th annual summer show. Lucy Howard, Picture: Steve Williams.

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Doddington Horticultural Society held its 70th annual show on Saturday in the village hall. Mrs Sally-Anne Barnard-Taylor, headteacher of Lionel Walden School, presented the prizes.

Children at the school also helped decorate the hall by making a triangle of bunting each – 274 in total.

Show secretary Lyne Green said: “It was good to have the school encouraging the children to get involved and we are hoping that this has set a precedent for the future.

“We were also delighted that the family of the late Sally Cross also provided a cup for the school in her memory.”

Doddington Horticultural Society’s 70th annual summer show. Roy Davis winner with his sweat pea.Picture: Steve Williams.Doddington Horticultural Society’s 70th annual summer show. Roy Davis winner with his sweat pea.Picture: Steve Williams.

The show was started with a minute silence for former president Mr A. Short and Sally Cross, who over the years won many prizes - especially for her floral art.

There was also a speciality section this year which was won jointly by Anthea Hart and Elaine Emmett

The new school cup was presented to Mrs Sally-Anne Barnard-Taylor for class eight. This together with the 1st, 2nd and 3rd certificates for each class will be presented at the first assembly at the beginning of term.

Doddington Horticultural Society’s 70th annual summer show. Eve Duncan-Finn with her winning rose. Picture: Steve Williams.Doddington Horticultural Society’s 70th annual summer show. Eve Duncan-Finn with her winning rose. Picture: Steve Williams.

Organisers thank everybody for their support.

Mrs Green said: “We are also asking for new members to join us because due to bereavement and health reasons we have lost several members and need new energetic people.”

For more information contact secretary Lyne Green on 01945 581225 or 07950 578086.

The trophy winners were:

Short Family Shield for vegetable section – Mr Michael Spiers

Best vegetable in section (donated by The Dack Family) - Mr Chris Savill for his onions

C.R Clarke Annual Memorial Shield for fruit section – C. Savill

Don Hipkin Cup for flower section – David Curtis

Watson Family Cup for best flower in show – Roy Davis

John Yorke Annual Memorial Cup for class 38, vase of sweet peas – Roy Davis

Payne Family Shield for class 45, hybrid tea rose – no winner

Eric Mason Memorial Cup for class 48, bowl of roses – Peggy Richardson

Bester Annual Memorial Cup for class 49, best fuchsia –Roy Davis

Elmore Family Shield for floral art section – Shirley Morrissey

Ellington/Bamford Challenge Cup for adult art section – Lucy Howard

Home Guard Shield for cookery and preserves section – Anthea Hart

Best in Cookery section donated in memory of Mary Jackson - Anthea Hart

Archer Shield for handicrafts section – Doreen Davis

Emma Ellington Annual Memorial Cup for best needlework article – Vicky Gorry

Roma Wright Cup for best knitted article in show – Linda Snell

Green Family Cup for top girl four years and under – Francie Betts Spiers

Family Cup for top boy four years and under – Benjamin Holland

The Nikey Robinson Cup for best in section four years and under – Charlie & Lizzie Hamilton

Primrose Cup (Welsh Family Annual Challenge Cup) for top girl five to seven years – Emily Holland

Boyden Family Annual Challenge Cup for top boy five to seven years – Joseph Shepherd

Southon Family Annual Memorial Cup for Best in section five to seven years – Ella Duncan-Finn

Aubrey and Doris Negus Cup for top girl eight to 11 years – Evie Shepherd

Jackson Annual Memorial Cup for top boy eight to 11 years - Miles Whittaker

Fenland Citizen Cup for best in section eight to 11 years – Evie Shepherd

Geoffrey Harper Shield for top girl 12 to 16 years – Emma Fovargue

Edwards Shield for top boy 12 to 16 years – Elliott Groves

Fenland Citizen Cup for best in section 12 to 16 years – Elliott Groves

Irene Short Memorial Cup for best vegetable sculpture in children’s sections - Emma Fovargue

Bill and Olive Dickerson Shield for adult with most points in show – Chris Savill

Emmett Family Shield for child with most points in show – Emma Fovargue

The judges were:

Fruit and vegetable section - Mr J. Overvoorde, Doddington

Flowers - Mr G. Frost, March

Cookery and preserves – Mrs Townsin and Mrs Higgs, Sutton

Handicrafts - Mrs Linda Storey, March

Adult art and children’s sections – Mr Keith Cheale, March

Floral art – Mrs Ann Purt, Wisbech

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