Catforth Daffodil Show 22 March 2014

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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Alan Robinson's winning six
Alan Robinson’s
winning six
Alan Robinson' 'Ombersley'
Alan Robinson’
Alan Robinson's winning three
Alan Robinson’s
winning three
Alan Robinson's  'Terminator'
Alan Robinson’s
B.Molyneux’s, 'Goldfinger '
‘Goldfinger ‘


4 thoughts on “Catforth Daffodil Show 22 March 2014”

  1. The flowers were ready but where to show. A quick look on the Daffodil society web site and the nearest show this weekend was Catforth, 90 miles away. A request by email for a schedule and a prompt reply and we were ready to go.

    On arrival at the show we had not got through the door before we were given the warmest of welcomes and asked did we want tea or coffee, and before we had all the blooms out of the box’s we were asked, do you want bacon or sausage butties !!

    All the blooms staged we had a trip around the local garden centre and then made our way back to the hall to view the show, it was worth traveling the 90 miles as I managed a few red cards, and once again there was endless supplies of tea, coffee and cakes, and a raffle with 60 prizes.

    The venue is a nice village hall with ample parking and easy access, and as you can see from Keith’s report well supported by the locals, but we must try and support this and other events like this or more will disappear.
    As we were discussing at the northern groups AGM, Daffodil shows are disappearing fast and need your support, as the saying goes use it or lose it.

    I highly recommend that you support this show next year and help it go from strength to strength.

  2. It seems that Catforth have had yet another good show and raised a considerable amount of money for Cancer research in the process, well done to all concerned.
    I could not agree more with Alan’s comments about keeping the shows going. Here at Colne we are hoping that there will be enough daffodils left to display at our show on Saturday 12th April at Birtwistle Avenue Community Centre. This is our 99th year and we do hope so very much to celebrate our 100th next year, so even if you cannot make this year please plan for 2015!

  3. Well done Alan at Catforth is this the start of great flowers to come this season to put on the show bench keep it up and save some for Harrogate show and the local shows of coarse to keep them going

  4. Many thanks to Keith for officiating at our show. We saw him in a new role, usually he is one of our stalwart exhibitors, but this was his daffodil judging debut and a great job he made of it. Thanks to Margaret , not only for compiling a comprehensive report BUT ALSO for printing all our prizecards. To Alan ( his family assistants ) and to all other exhibitors, helpers and supporters Andrew and I owe a huge debt of gratitude.The Show is run in a good spirit, for a good cause and we earnestly hope for your continued support next year. Thanks once again, Tom

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