Delighted organisers of the Beverley Chrysantheum Society are breathing a sigh of relief after their Early Flowering Show turned out to be a blooming success.
Last month they had voiced fears that the ‘dreadful’ weather during the growing season could have a disastrous effect on entries for the show, held at the Cherry Lane Garden Centre at Tickton.
But exhibitors pulled out all the stops, and although entries in the chrysanthemum classes were disappointing, other classes saw some record entries.
Show spokesman Geoff Gooding said that entries in the vegetable and dahlia classes were ‘incredible’ and children’s classes and cookery classes saw an increase in entries.
The society was also delighted to welcome some new exhibitors who were taking part in their first ever show, which they hope bodes well for the Late Flowering Show on November 4.
“We were very relieved because it did not look in advance as if there was going to be a show at all. This year has been a disaster for chrysanthemums, but the cookery exhibitors pulled out all the stops and the vegetable and dahlia entries were incredible,” he said.
Trophy winners were as follows:-
National Chrysanthemum Society Silver Medal for best exhibit in show, A Birch (Hull); Hull Daily Mail Cup for best vase of chrysanthemums, A Birch; R A Atkinson Cup for best vase classes nine to 11, A Birch; NCS Bronze Medal, M Neve (Hull); NCS Certificate of Merit, M Neve; Fred Deighton Trophy, P Muncaster (Hull); Cook, Welton & Gemmell Trophy, P Muncaster; J Stanley-Wilson Silver Rose Bowl for most points - (joint) P Muncaster and M Neve; Thirsk & Co Trophy for sprays, K Bowser (Cottingham); Eric Bielby Cup (novice section), K Ounsley (Goole).
National Dahlia Society Silver Medal, D R Fowler (Carlton); NDS Bronze Medal, Miss T Parkinson (Carlton); Agricultural Stores Cup for most points, D Carr (Everthorpe); Novice Cup, Mrs A Mortimer (Dunswell).
National Vegetable Society Silver Medal for best exhibit, T Ives (Driffield); Croft Trophy for a basket of mixed vegetables, T Ives; Fothergill Trophy, A Hall (Flamborough); W S Briglin Cup, A Hall.
Flower Section -
Naylor Cup for best exhibit, Miss T Parkinson; Flower Style Trophy for most points, J Marshall.
Home-made cookery -
Clive Skinner Trophy for the most points, Mrs C Allen (Everthorpe); George Nelson Trophy for best exhibit, Mrs C Allen.
Floral Art -
Glenholme Trophy for the best exhibit - Ms L Freeman (Bevelrey); Society Cup for the most points, Ms L Freeman.
Children’s Classes -
Miss Elle’s Trophy for the most points, Master D Ellerington (Tickton); Mayor’s Trophy for overall best exhibit in show, Miss T Parkinson.