Charles added: “After two years of hibernation it was good to revive our flower show but unfortunately people were still hesitant to attend or exhibit as Covid 19 was still active in the city. With all the doors and windows open and the fresh spring air circulating throughout the building, all attendees had a safe and happy afternoon. Easter eggs were given to all children who entered that day.
New exhibitor Tony Hills won the RW How Cup for Best Vase of Nine Daffodil Flowers and the Daffodil Society Bronze Medal for Best Vase. Charles was in second place for this cup, but he won the Miss K Heryett Cup for most points in the Daffodil Section and the Daffodil Society Diploma for Best Individual Bloom.
Tony won first prizes for five daffodil or narcissus flowers, three double flowers and one double flower, while Charles won first prizes for three flowers, one specimen flower and three different specimen flowers. The other first prize winners were Carol Killick for three miniature narcissus, Mike Warren for three spray flower shrubs, Diane Cubey for a potted plant and Stella Lindfield for six stems of any spring flower, excluding narcissus.
Sarah Warren’s award-winning lemon cake was described as “simply delicious” by the kitchen judge. The other winners of the first prize in the kitchen were Stella Lindfield for the marmalade and Carol Killick for the Victoria sandwich.
Rose Brownlee won first prize in the 9-11 category for Flower Show Poster Design and Evie Cox won first prize in the 9-11 category for Rocky Road Cake.