The Northern Group would like to congratulate the North of England Horticultural Society on their centenary, and thank them for once again providing the wonderful spectacle of Daffodils and other flowers.
We scoured the country for the five best judges and here they are. From left to right Peter Wilkins, Tony James, Derek Williams, Ron Cain and Richard Smales.
I had intended to bring a voice recorder but unfortunately I forgot so (from memory only) with the picture is what they were saying.
The other four It’s no laughing matter Ron
Peter If that photographer doesn’t get out of my line of vision I will poke him one.
Peter I thought Richard only liked judging big flowers Ron He does, that’s why Rae Beckwith said make sure he gets all the ‘other division’ flowers.
Richard I didn’t know they did them in white as well.
Richard Oh no! Here’s Morris Robinson with another one!
Ron He must be joking Derek He is Tony (off stage) I’ll come back with the casting vote when they have made their mind up
Any fears that we had that as a result of the clash of show dates, RHS show Tuesday, Harrogate Thursday and Daffodil Society Saturday, entries in collection classes would be down were completely unfounded. There were four good entries in this class, four entries in the Amateur twelve and one entry in the Society class. Never before at Harrogate have there been nine entries in classes for 12 standard daffodils.
Presentation of Awards
The awards were presented by the Northern Group President Wendy Akers with Chairman Rae Beckwith the Master of Ceremonies
As all recipients of awards were not present, it is possible to see a list of all Trophy winners and awards if you click here
Despite a broken leg, toboganning (at his age), Johnny Walkers put on his usual fine stand, rewarded with a Premier Award.
Choice Bulbs (Frank Charlton) and Miniature Bulbs (Barbara and Ivor Fox) put up a Gold Medal winning joint stand as well as staging several prize-winning exhibits in the competitive classes of our show.
The Breakdown Team
It’s often said that there wouldn’t be a show if there weren’t any exhibitors.
More importantly there wouldn’t be a show if there were not the faithful few who each year put up the show, manage the bureau and when it’s all over take it all down. Just a few shots of the latter, no names – you all know who you are, but many thanks again for all your help.