JUDGES had to check out more than 700 entries in the 107 classes at Bishops Lydeard Flower Show.

Scores of people attended the event at the village hall on Saturday.

Brian Norman, who has been exhibiting at the show since 1966, presented the cups and prizes to the winners.


Mr and Mrs R. C. Hoyle Perpetual Challenge Cup, vegetables, Brian Adams; Chris Lovell Memorial Cup, salad vegetables, Clare Floyd; C. C. Keirle Perpetual Challenge Cup, fruit, Joanna Lewin-Harris, Jane Nicholls and Clare Floyd; Connaught House School Perpetual Floral Cup, flowers and plants, Jane Nicholls; John and Audrey Silke Challenge Cup, hanging basket, Linda Brady; Stanley Burbidge Memorial Trophy, patio container, Jane Nicholls; Morris Perpetual Rose Bowl, roses, Brian Lovell; Don Saunders Perpetual Cup, hybrid tea rose, Brian Lovell; Lee Perpetual Cup, dahlias, Joanna Lewin-Harris; President's Perpetual Challenge Cup, vegetables, fruit, flowers and plants, Jane Nicholls; Ross Cup, floral art, Shirley Jordan; Frances Chalke Cup, novice floral art, Clare Floyd; Bishops Lydeard Women's Institute Perpetual Cup, female domestic classes, Christine Filer; Charlie Bond Cup, male domestic classes, Martin Rant; Florence Grimstone Trophy, Victoria sponge, Christine Filer; Dorothy Vernon Perpetual Trophy, afternoon tea on a tray, Linda Vickery; Florence Burbidge Memorial Trophy, handicraft, Ann Norcott; Triangle Trophy, photography and art, Trish Aldridge; Crittall Cup, photo, John Blackmore; Perpetual Cup, per-school classes, Romilly Allen; book prize for coloured picture, up to 2.5 years, Lydia Smith-West; book prize for coloured picture, 2.5 to four years, Lola Shailor; Melhuish Cup, children Key Stage 1, Thomas Blackmore; Primary School Cup, children Key Stage 2, Connie Cox; Perpetual Cup, children Key Stage 3 and 4, Abbie Roberts; Sanders Award, children's classes, Connie Cox; Sir Arthur C. Clarke Trophy, creative writing, Emma Harris.

Village hall awards of merit for outstanding exhibits: five vegetables, Brian Norman; floral art, Clare Floyd; fruit jelly, Christine Filer; afternoon tea on a tray, Linda Vickery; photography, John Blackmore.