This report was sent by Alan Robinson
I had 10 blooms ready but my next scheduled show was still two weeks away, and in the present warmer spell of weather I did not think they would hold. So I looked on the Daffodil society web site to find the nearest show, this turned out to be the Waingroves show near Ripley, I also noticed that it was close to the Midland Railway preservation society at Butterley, so it was decided to make a family day out with the grand kids and take in both events.
It turned out to be a small community show that was well supported with a friendly atmosphere.
One class was for bulbs sold by the society at their September show (Fly Half), this class had 20 exhibits. In total there were 147 vases from 20 exhibitors, best vase going to a vase of 3 consisting of Ombersley, Viking and Demmo (Alan is too modest to mention that the vase was his- Editor).
The most pleasing part of the show was class 6 which called for one bloom exhibited by a junior under 14 years of age, it consisted of 30 flowers shown by 30 junior exhibitors!
One of the subjects discussed at the Northern Group AGM was how do we get the young ones interested, well Waingroves society seem to have this problem solved by involving the local school in the show.
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