This post was contributed by Margaret (text) and Keith (photos) Capper
Founded in 1935 this society holds two shows a year. This year’s spring show had 27 classes for daffodils (92 daffodil exhibits, 187 blooms in all), including some for novice growers, and another eighty classes including pot plants, junior classes, baking, handicrafts, eggs, vegetables, wines and liqueurs. Something for everybody in fact.
From the daffodil section Andrew Clark took the Best Bloom in Show with ‘Golden Joy’ which netted him the Walter Lea Cup.
The Championship six vases of single stems class was won by Keith Capper with ‘Ombersley’, ‘Lakeland Fair’, ‘Park Springs’, ‘Banker’, ‘Cape Cornwall’ and ‘Evesham’. Keith went on to win the 3 vases of 3 stems class with ‘Banker’, ‘Chanson’ and ‘Clouded Yellow’. This class was adjudged Best Exhibit in Show and awarded The Daffodil Society Bronze Medal. Keith went on to take the Tom Scholes Memorial Silver Tray for most firsts in the daffodil classes.
Judge Dianne Mason awarded a diploma to Tom Tinker for a vase of three ‘Thalia’ and one to novice exhibitor Eunice Webb.