What a Spring Show – record figures – with 60 exhibitors and over 500 entries. The daffodil and other flowers were looking and smelling wonderful and the Hall was a riot of colour and industry.
Visitors looked as if they were enjoying themselves and we certainly did. The Hall was busy and the refreshment team took over £165, well done.
The Daffodil Society Medal, donated each year by David Downton, was won by Bridport exhibitor Dave Townsend and the Tamblyn Trophy for best bloom by Bill Howarth from Mudeford, a very welcome first time exhibitor at our Show. To complete the daffodil winners, Ken Hunt from Beaminster won the Elms Challenge Cup for a beautiful pot of Salome.
Our President Monique Pasche presented the trophies and helped us say a fond farewell and thank you to Win Walker. Win has been actively involved with the Club since the mid 1990’s, initially as Secretary for 10 years and Club photographer for over twenty years. She has taken photographs for our publicity of AGM’s, meetings, outings, Shows and Christmas Lunches and has printed and produced very comprehensive montages of our activities. On her last official assignment Win won the Bill Scadden Trophy for her photograph of a Little Egret eating an eel. Taken behind Morrison’s car park on the Asker River. Win had also been looking in the archives and purely by chance had chosen to display photos of the presentation of a gift from our Club to the same Bill Scadden on his 100th birthday in 2008.
A very successful plant sale made possible with generous donations of plants etc. from Garden Club members raised £230.51. Our chosen charity this year is the Bridport branch of Age Concern who are still offering services at the back of the shop on West Street.
Thank you to everyone who helped put on the Show, those who exhibited and those that came to admire, we really do appreciate your support.