NORTH Petherton’s 110th Annual Flower Show saw a packed hall of visitors enjoy fantastic displays of fruit, vegetables, flowers and crafts.

The show was opened by Barbara Childs, who has been judging the flower classes at the show for the last twenty years, ably assisted by her friend, Audrey.

Show secretary Vanessa Leighton said: “The number of entries in the flower and vegetable classes were a little down on recent years, due to the very poor growing season.

“The cookery, handicraft, photography and children’s classes were very well supported; with exhibits of such high quality judging was very difficult.

“Many visitors stayed for tea and cakes which made the occasion an ideal opportunity to meet up with friends old and new and add to the community spirit which the Flower Show is trying to promote in the town.

“It was a lovely day with a great atmosphere, lots of visitors and really good exhibits.”

Trophy winner results:

The Dawes Farm Cup, highest points in show: Mr A H Francis

The Ben Squibbs Cup, highest points in the cookery section (Div. D): Mrs B Lorey

The Rawlinson Cup, highest points in the wine classes (Div. E): Mr S Price/Mr D Piper

The Walter Hawkins Cup, highest points in the open fruit and vegetable section (Div B): Mr C Moat

The Cottager’s Cup, highest points in local classes: Mr R Coram

The Pryce Mitchell Memorial cup, highest number of points in decorative classes: G L Comer

The Cecol Cup, best flower exhibit in open classes: C Moate

West of England Farmer’s Cup, best vegetable exhibit in open classes: Mr C Moat

Bridgwater Allotment Holder’s Cup, best effort in local classes: Mr B Hooper

The Society Cup, highest points in open classes: Mr C Moat

The Challenge Cup, best vegetables in local classes: R Coram

The Edith Gill Cup, best flower in local classes: Mr R Coram

The Reginald Gill Cup, best rose in local classes: Mr A H Francis

The Kearle Cup, highest points in children’s classes (under 11): Ross Turner

Gorden Rich Memorial Cup, highest points in children’s classes (over11): Helena Brown

P and M Druce Cup, best painting in show: Mrs B Osbourne

A Cup, drawing/painting/colouring (under 11): Zakira Hancock

Garden News Shield, winner of exhibition onions: Mr C Moate

Cliff Parson’s Cup, highest points in senior citizen’s classes: Mr H Francis

Mike Evans Memorial Rose bowl, best pot plant in show: Mary Rendell

Rose bowl, best exhibit in homecraft: Mrs J Lane

Bob Clifford Cup, winner of article of embroidery: Mrs B Spicer

Ron Addicott Memorial Cup, most points for flowers in local classes: Mrs Y Addicott

Carl Burrows Cup, highest points for dahlias in local classes: Mrs B Lorey

Roger Leighton Memorial Cup, best photograph in show: Mr I Turner

Michael Gill Memorial Cup, best entry in cookery section (Div. D): Mrs B Lorey

Longest bean: Mr R Coram

Heaviest onion: C Moat

Party invitation: Ross Turner

‘Committee’s Choice’ of most imaginative exhibit in children’s classes: Finn Turner