Despite the late start to the Daffodil season here in the North West exhibitors at this early show still managed to stage around 200 blooms for judge Ian Tyler to assess.
The Daffodil Society Bronze Medal for Best Bloom in show went to Andrew Clark for ‘Banker’. This bloom was in a class of six which also was awarded the Eileen Alty Trophy along with ‘Arkle’, ‘Pink Silk’, ‘John Daniel’ ‘Treena’ and ‘Jetfire’.
Andrew also took the Ellan Vannin Trophy for Best Exhibit in show with a vase of three ‘Trena’.
The Abbeylands Trophy for Best Novice Exhibit was awarded to B Houghton for ‘Sealing Wax’; he was also awarded a Diploma for three blooms of ‘Bath’s Flame’ (3Y-YYO).
Pat Jackson received the Mona Trophy for Best Exhibit in Local Classes with ‘Avalanche’ and the D & M Roscow Trophy was awarded to B. Molyneux for a bloom of ‘Canaliculatus’
The A I Corris Memorial Trophy was won by Tom Alty for a vase of three blooms ‘Pink Silk’, ‘Avalanche’ and ‘Corbiere’.
The most unusual exhibit was a vase of knitted Daffodils crafted by Marie Hargreaves (Divisions Unknown)
Once again this show was strongly supported by the village and all were made welcome. Tom and Andrew were able to donate £300 to cancer research.
This report was contributed by Margaret (text) and Keith Capper (photos)