President Wendy presents the Crabbe Cup to winner Bruce Watson.

David Smith winner of the Banksian Medal & The Challenge Cup

Max Jordan receives his prize.


Can’t I just have a little bit?

Mr & Mrs Potato Head

Prizes galore for two ladies


The Wellesbourne and Walton Horticultural Society held their Autumn Show on a sunny Saturday September 4th in the Village Hall.

In spite of the odd mixture of weather we’ve had this year, the judges were impressed by the quality of exhibits. The show didn’t quite beat last year’s record, but attracted a very creditable 315 entries from 58 exhibitors. Seen against the last decade’s average of 266 entries from 52 competitors, it certainly suggests that interest in growing fruit and vegetables continues to thrive in Wellesbourne.

The most successful exhibitor was David Smith who won the Royal Horticultural Society’s Banksian Medal and the Challenge Cup. The Willett Cup for vegetables was won by Harry Bryan, who also won the new Harold Roberts Cup awarded to the best single entry in the vegetable classes in this case for his runner beans. The new cup was kindly given by Mrs Roberts and family in memory of Harold who was part of the Society including a long spell as Chairman for a total of 41 years.

The Crabbe Cup for flowers was won by Bruce Watson who again impressed in the dahlia classes. Helena Hemming won the de Mahe Cup as well as the Certificate of Merit for floral art. Mrs Penny Copeland won the County Cup for cookery, and The S E Cook Junior Trophy was won by Max Jordan. People’s Choice Award for the most attractive exhibit in the whole show was also won by Max for his Mr & Mrs Potato Head.

Mrs Wendy Bryan, the President, praised the quality and quantity of entries, and commended the dedication of all competitors in giving us another memorable show.

Studying form

Brenda and granddaughters
checking the fruit

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