I have often heard exhibitors say “if it wasn’t for us there wouldn’t be a show”. They are wrong! If it wasn’t for the people who organise and support a show it wouldn’t continue as has happened at Denton, Colton and Whitkirk, and at Wakefield Paxton Society this year. So a great vote of thanks to Graham Wheatley and the team of helpers who continue to make this show such a success. It was great to relax after the wonderful lunch provided by the Society, while Judge Steve Ryan deliberated, and reminisce about former shows. All that was missing was the ability to share a pint pulled by the late John Emmett, a facility unfortunately no longer available.
It was an early season this year so this, the first serious show for most exhibitors, was well supported with three entries in the ‘twelve’ and six entries in the ‘six’. Alan Robinson won both, he usually does, with Christine Yeardley second in the ‘twelve’ and Mr and Mrs Kendall third. In the ‘six’ the runner up was Wendy Akers with Christine third.
The following photographs cover virtually all the winners of the classes, click on them to get a larger view. The Best Bloom was Ombersley shown by one of the area’s newer and younger exhibitors Simon Wilson although Ivor Fox’s four-headed Kokopelli ran it close.
It was a great show. Long may it continue!