Billingshurst Horticultural Show is a winner

Mrs Ruth Isaacs displays her first prize quilt.
Mrs Ruth Isaacs displays her first prize quilt.

THE promise of much needed rain materialised on Saturday (August 17) but not for long – and a good Billingshurst horticultural show was enjoyed by all.

Entries were down but the Community Centre main hall and cookery and crafts room impressed visitors and judges alike.

Duncan Reynolds presented the following trophies: David Stevens retained the Maj Gen J M L Renton Memorial Trophy for the man with most points in the show, and Sheila Leaney won the Ladies Cup for the woman with most points in show. David Stevens also retained the John Kingston Memorial Trophy for his enormous leeks, the Wally Wicks Memorial Trophy for vegetables and flowers and the Bush Memorial Cup for vegetables. Sheila Leaney retained the Alan Dugdale Memorial Trophy for flowers and the FRH Simpson Memorial Cup for amateur dahlias.

Brenda Twine won the Miss Puttock Memorial Cup for floral art; Madeleine Woods retained the Howard Cup for ‘floral expressionism’ and won the Coronation Cup for cookery.

Julia Ralph won the Maj Gen J M L Renton Award for craft, Daphne Drabble the Society Photographic Cup and Ray Chick the Eve McHugh Award for best photograph.

Isabelle Skinner retained the Junior Cup, and for the WI, Joan Bobker won the Goody Cup for cookery, Sheila Partington, the Wilson Cup for crafts, Audrey Wilkes the Billingshurst WI Cup for photography and Joan Bobker the Beck Cup for most points.

WT Hammond received the R.H.S. Banksian Medal for most money gained in horticultural classes.

For the full list of results, see the Midhurst and Petworth Observer out this week (Thursday, August 22).