Tuesday, April 1, 2014
This year’s Budleigh Salterton Spring Flower and Produce Show has been hailed as possibly the most successful ever, with a record numbers of entries and visitors.
The very mild winter, following last summer’s sun, produced an exceptional array of daffodils and other flowers which stretched the full length of the Public Hall three times over and filled it with perfume, and the very large numbers of store cupboard entries were also said to be outstanding.
Visitors were able to buy plants and other items from the stalls, representing different groups in the town, which were a new and welcome addition to the show, while the pictures in the junior show also contributed their usual splash of colour.
Committee member Sue Peters said it was: “A very successful and enjoyable afternoon for everyone involved.”
The winners of the show’s various classes were as follows:
Narcissi: Class 1, Edward Dix; Class 2, Angela Taylor; Class 3, Angela Taylor; Class 4, Pam Wilson; Class 5, Angela Taylor; Class 6, Angela Taylor: Class 7, Bunny Sykes; Class 8, Angela Taylor; Class 9, Sally Muddle; Class 10, Helen Tickle.
Other Horticultural Classes: Class 11, Veronica Gooding; Class 12, Pat Baxter; Class 13, Ann Knight; Class 14, Sonia Rihll; Class 15, Sally Muddle; Class 16, Sheila Ashby; Class 17, Pam Wilson; Class 18, Sue Palin; Class 19, Bob Wiltshire; Class 20, Sheila Ashby; Class 21, Budleigh in Bloom; Class 22, Sally Rogers; Class 23, Angela Marshall; Class 24, Sue Peters; Class 25, Sheila Ashby; Class 26, Betty Briggs; Class 27, Sue Peters; Class 28, Sue Palin; Class 29, Pam Wilson; Class 30, Angela Taylor; Class 31, Pat Baxter; Class 32, Shirley Snell.
Store Cupboard: Class 33, Sue Stoneman; Class 34, Ann Knight; Class 35, Sue Palin/Sue Stoneman/Chantelle Major; Class 36, Bunny Sykes; Class 37, Sue Palin; Class 38, Sue Stoneman; Class 39, Derrick Rowland; Class 40, Sue Palin; Class 41, Sue Stoneman.
Junior Show: Class 42, Ned Mills/George Mills; Class 44, Mr Humphrey’s Class/Mr Nickson’s Class Brixington Primary School; Class 45, Morgan Hooper/Theo Hooper.
Spring Show Cups: Mrs Ragg Challenge Cup for Narcissi, Angela Taylor; Mrs Papworth Memorial Cup for Camellias, Helen Tickle; Warreleigh Challenge Cup for Hellebores, Sue Peters; Rosemullion Cup for the Best Horticultural Entry, Sheila Ashby (Class 25); Store Cupboard Prize for Best Entry (Cream Tea for Two at Delytes Delicatessen), Sue Stoneman; RHS Banksian Medal, Angela Taylor.