Entries increase again at Addingham’s spring show 2016

ADDINGHAM Allotments and Gardens Association’s 36th Spring Flower Show was well supported by local gardeners and schoolchildren.The Association’s Spring Show was held at Addingham Memorial Hall, Main Street, on Saturday. The weather was very wet and blustery leading up to the show, but it was dry and sunny  for show day.

Following last year’s record entries it was thought that due to the very unseasonal weather this Winter entries would probably be down this year but no – to our delight,  Addingham folk managed to put in even more entries from a greater number of exhibitors . These figures were further enhanced by 132 additional exhibits from the children of Addingham School,  also an increase. The school children will be designing the show publicity posters from next year’s Spring show.Visitors and exhibitors filled the hall, admired the items on display, enjoyed the coffee morning and caught up with friends. The recently added Art class was strongly competed with 12 entries and the judge, Susan Ross, was very complimentary.

The trophies were presented by Show Secretary Ramon Porter and appreciation extended by Tom Benstead, chairman of the association.  Ramon and Tom thanked everybody who had assisted with the show. Too many to list by name but thanks go to Carol and her ladies in the kitchen, all the committee members who worked hard from 7.30am, Wendy Palmer and Margaret Porter for the onerous task of registration and Sue Appleyard for her assistance to Ramon.  Thanks also to the caretaker and the judges: Peter Smith (flowers), Liz Powell (Baking), Susan Ross (Art),  Stephanie Edwards (Floral Art), Margaret Creek (Photography) and Peter Hindle & Jackie Carpenter (Children’s’). The committee are very grateful to all who provided raffle prizes

Winners included Don Barrett, who won the best in flowers trophy and the  Low Mill Cup for the best vase of 10 cut daffodils and pupil Ffion Williams who won the Children’s Shield.

The results were: Flowers: 10 cut mixed daffodils -1 D Barrett, 2 C Hindle;  Trumpets -1 P Atkinson,  2 J Cooke, 3 D Barrett; 3 cut cups -1 D Barrett, 2 R Appleyard, 3 P Atkinson; 3 multi-flowered/doubles -1 D Barrett, 2 J Cooke; 3 cut miniatures – 1 D Barrett, 2 A Robinson, 3 J Cooke; 3 multi-coloured –  1 P Atkinson, 2 A Robinson 3 A Robinson; 3 cut tulips -1 J Cooke; primulae, polyanthus or primrose –  1 J Acomb, 2 J Cooke, 3 P Atkinson; 5 stems of flowers – 1 J Cooke, 2 D Barrett, 3 C Hindle; Hellebores – 1 H Smith, 2 J Cooke, 3 D Barrett; single flower stem – 1 D Barrett, 2 J Acomb, 3 P Atkinson; alpine/rockery plant – 1 J Walbank, 2 J Walbank, 3 C  Foster;  succulent/cactus – 1 V Mole, 2 C Hollings, 3 D Barrett; bulbs/corms in flower – 1 R Porter, 2 C Foster, 3 C Foster; daffodils single flowered –  1 D Barrett, 2 C Foster; daffodils multi-flowered – 1 J Acomb; exhibitor not having won a prize –   1 J Carpenter, 2 C Foster; Orchid – 1 D Barrett, 2 C Hollings, C Hollings; Primula – 1 D Barrett,   2 J Walbank, 3 J Walbank; Foliage pot plant – 1 C Hollings, 2 C Hollings, 3 D Barrett; flowering pot plant – 1 D Barrett, 2 J Walbank, 3 C Foster; Floral Art: traditional arrangement – 1 J Carpenter, C Hindle, 3 A McCowan; contemporary – 1 J Carpenter, 2 A McCowan; single bloom arrangement – 1 J Carpenter;    Photography:  Frosted plants – 1 D Barrett, 2 D Barrett; Daybreak – 1 P Severs, 2 P Severs, 3 D Barrett;  Art:  Harbinger of Spring – 1 H Smith, 2 A Walker, 3 G Standring; Men’s Baking:  chocolate cake –   1 T Benstead, 2 D Thompson, 3 A Penny; Childrens’: yrs 1/2 collage –  1 William Pepper, 2 Beatrix Sharp, 3 Charlie Mc Hugh; yrs 3/4 decorated flower pot – 1 Anna Mulligan, 2 Abigail Jennings, 3 Vera Ancker; yrs 5/6 bird house – 1 Ffion Williams, 2 Daniel Adams, 3 Ellie Wilson.