Summer Show – Secretary’s Report
Venue: Memorial Hall, High Street, Bovingdon
Date: Saturday, 9th July 2016.
This year we had 35 adult entrants plus 38 children from Bovingdon Academy providing a total of 200 entries which was well up on last year.
Despite the poor summer to date vegetable fruit and plant entries were excellent with a welcome return of the sweet pea filling the hall with their wonderful colours and aroma. The Floral Arts Section was down on last year but the quilts section had 30 entries with quilts and patchworks of such a high standard. It was nice to see the quilt makers participating and winning in the vegetable and plant sections as well. The children contributed again with 39 entries encompassing vegetables and crafts. The children also participated in the Vegetable Section winning first place for their peas.
The children now have their own garden called Springfields and it augers well for the future that they join us so enthusiastically.
2. The Winners
The Banksian Medal for the exhibiter winning the most prize money for the Vegetable, Fruit and Plant Sections combined was Stephen Rickard. The exhibiter with the most points for Vegetables and Plants was Carole Duke who retained The Bovingdon Horticultural Society Cup the but The National Vegetable Society Medal for the most meritorious vegetable entry was won by May Parker for her collection of salad-ings. Stephen Rickard was undoubtedly the all-round star of the Show for he went on to win the Mollie Aronson Cup for his roses and the Douglas King Cup for the most meritorious photograph. He was narrowly pipped on countback for the Crawley Cup for cookery that was won by Shirley Masterson. Mavis Lawrence won the Doubleday Cup for her Floral Art exhibits and Peter Hurren won the coveted Darley Ash Sweet Pea Cup with a wonderful array of sweet peas. The Langley Leisure Services Cup was won by Rosemary Fopp for her quilt. Finally, the Springfield Cup was won by young Kian Mason for his plate of food made from recycled materials.
A full list of prize winners is attached.
Summer Show Cup Winners - 2016 Winner
The Banksian Medal Stephen Rickard
for most prize money in Sections I, II & III
Bovingdon Horticultural Society Cup Carole Duke
for the most points in Sections I & II
National Vegetable Society Medal May Parker
for the most meritorious exhibit in Section I
Mollie Aronson Cup Stephen Rickard
for the most points for rose exhibits in Section III
Darley Ash Sweet Pea Cup Peter Hurren
for the most points for sweet pea exhibits in Section III
Doubleday Cup Mavis Lawrence
for the most points in Section IV
Crawley Cup Shirley Masterson
for the most points in Section V
The Springfield Cup Polly O'Donnell
For the most meritorious exhibit of a child from
Douglas King Cup Stephen Rickard
for the most meritorious photograph in Section VII