Contributed by Margaret (text) and Keith Capper (photos)
Set in the village hall this show attracts both the local community and national daffodil growers alike. You will be assured of a warm welcome which includes breakfast sausage and bacon rolls through to the afternoon cream teas.
There were sixteen exhibitors this year who staged 164 exhibits, 330 blooms in all.
Mr. A. Robinson was the biggest prize winner taking the Daffodil Society Bronze Medal (awarded to best bloom in show) with his bloom of ‘Ombersley’ (photo below) from a six bloom exhibit in the Championship Class (photo below). This along with ‘Cameo Lady’, ‘Majestic Gold’, ‘Dr Hugh’, ‘Oops’ and ‘Spun Honey’ won him both the class and the Eileen Alty Memorial Trophy.
Mr. Robinson was also awarded the Ellan Vannin Trophy for best exhibit in show with another ‘Ombersley’, ‘ Majestic Gold’ and ‘Golden Joy’. He received the A.I.Corris Memorial Trophy, for 3 cultivars from three divisions for his exhibit of ‘Golden Joy’, ‘Pink Silk’ and ‘Loch Alsh’ (photo below) and was also presented with a Diploma for his single Div.2 bloom ‘Terminator’ (photo below).
The Mona Trophy for best exhibit in local classes went to B. Molyneux for his single bloom of ‘Goldfinger’ (photo below) which was also awarded a Diploma by judge Keith Capper.
The D&M Roscow Trophy for winner of the miniature championship went to F. Hartnell for his blooms of ‘Little Beauty’, ‘Little Gem’ and ‘Elka’.
The Abbeylands Trophy for best novice exhibit went to Mrs. P Jackson.
As well as the above awards Tom Alty and Andrew Clark, the show organisers, also awarded 27 Special Prizes ranging from boxes of chocolates to bottles of wine on the day.
Due to increasing support Tom and Andrew raised enough to donate £300 to cancer research this year.
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