Sucessful 2013 Minehead Flower Show results

SUE Smith and Anne Robinson at the raffle table. PHOTO: Steve Guscott

MARGARET Roycroft and Penelope Bishop. PHOTO: Steve Guscott

MAXWELL and Holly Bishop. PHOTO: Steve Guscott

SARAH Towells holding her daughter Catherine's prize-winning entries. PHOTO: Steve Guscott

GEORGIA Fahey with her best in show exhibit. PHOTO: Steve Guscott

DOREEN Fuller and Chris Blay with a selection of home-made cakes. PHOTO: Steve Guscott

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MORE than 80 people submitted almost 550 entries at this year’s Minehead Flower Show.

Held at the West Somerset Community College in Alcombe, the event attracted entrants of all ages in a range of classes encompassing vegetables, fruit, home-made wine, handicrafts and visual arts alongside the traditional flowers.

Show manager Derek Blay thanked everyone who had worked so hard in preparing the hall and remarked how lucky they were to have so many flowers considering the dry summer.

Geoff Fuller, president of Minehead and District Gardeners’ Association, thanked the many businesses in the town which had made the show possible through sponsorship.

He introduced his predecessor, David Bryan, who presented the cups, before the Mayor, Cllr Val Welch, presented the Minehead Town Cup for the exhibitor with the most points to Robert Forgan.

 

TROPHIES AND RESULTS

The Dennis Holmes Cup for the association member with the most points – Syd Dunscombe; The Arthur Brown Cup for the best collection of vegetables – Robert Forgan; The Skilton Cup for the most points for vegetables – Robert Forgan; The Sidney James Cup for the best dish of potatoes – Robert Forgan; The Webber Memorial Trophy for the best exhibit of fruit – Robert Forgan; The Garden Lovers Cup for the most points for fruit – Gordon Holt; The Samuel Cup for the most points in Section A – Robert Forgan; The Presidents Cup for the runner-up in Section A – Syd Dunscombe; The Stroud Cup for the most points for flowers – Syd Dunscombe; The Bailey Cup for the best exhibit of carnations – Syd Dunscombe; The Amanda Cup for the best exhibit of roses – Derek Blay; The F J Bulley Trophy for the best exhibit in dahlia classes – Peter Batchelor; The Boyall Cup for the best sweet pea exhibit – Robert Forgan; The Jean Ryall Cup for the best plant in a pot – Donald Dee; The Poyntz Cup for the most points in the decorative section – Mrs J M Clarke; The Luttrell Cup for the best exhibit in the decorative section – Mrs J M Clarke; The Phillip Watkins Cup for the most points in the homecraft section – Lucy Parker; The Butterflies Trophy for the best exhibit in the homecraft section – Jane Pretty; The Minehead Guild of Winemakers Trophy for the most points in the wine section – Andrew Bristow; The Daisy Chain Cup for the best exhibit in the handicraft section – Beryl Priddle; The Sir Arthur C Clarke Cup for the best greenhouse/conservatory plant – Margaret Powell; The S & A Linens Trophy for the most points in the handicraft section – Judith Ward; The J & E Bulley Trophy for the best exhibit in the visual arts section – Patricia L’empriene; The Langdon Trophy for the best flowering begonia – Peter Batchelor; The Exmoor Division Cup for the most points in the honey section – Tony Richards; The Gordon Townsend Cup for the runner-up in the honey section – Gail Johnson; The Gardeners Association Cup for the best orchid – Mrs J M Clarke; The Children’s Cup for the most points in the children’s section – Catherine Towells; The Peter Lappage Cup [a new cup specifically for allotment holders] for the most points for Class AS – Robert Forgan; The Minehead Town Cup for the exhibitor with the most points – Robert Forgan. RESULTS: SECTION A (AS for allotment holders) Three kinds of vegetable – 1 R Forgan; 2 S Archer; 3 B Jehu. Collection of vegetables – 1 R Forgan; 2 S Archer; 3 G Holt; White potatoes – 1 R Forgan; 2 S Dunscombe; 3 S Archer; Coloured potatoes – 1 R Forgan; 2 K Bawden; 3 S Archer; Long carrots – 1 R Forgan; 2 S Dunscombe; 3 G Holt; Stump rooted carrots – 1 R Forgan; 2 S Dunscombe; 3 S Archer; Onions – 1 R Forgan; 2 K Bawden; 3 M Ellis; Giant onion – 1 R Forgan; 2 S Dunscombe; 3 S Archer; Shallots – 1 R Forgan; 2 S Dunscombe; 3 L Puxley; Peas – 1 R Forgan; 2 S Dunscombe; 3 J Keal; Runner beans – 1 S Dunscombe; 2 R Forgan; 3 M Ellis; Longest runner bean – 1 S Archer; 2 R Forgan; 3 S Dunscombe; Dwarf beans – 1 S Dunscombe; 2 J Moon; 3 M Ellis; Parsnips – 1 R Forgan; 2 S Dunscombe; 3 G Holt; Tomatoes – 1 R Forgan; 2 J Moon; 3 K Bawden; Truss tomatoes – 1 E Parry; 2 G Fuller; 3 J Moon; Courgettes – 1 G Holt; 2 S Dunscombe; 3 D Albutt; Cucumbers – 1 R Forgan; 2 J Keal; 3 B Priddle; Lettuce – 1 G Fuller; 2 R Forgan; Marrow – 1 D Albutt; 2 M Ellis; 3 E Parry; Heaviest marrow – 1 S Archer; 2 R Forgan; 3 S Dunscombe; Beetroot – 1 G Fuller; 2 R Forgan; 3 B Orpin; Cabbage – 1 R Forgan; 2 S Archer; 3 T Brady; Rhubarb – 1 B Orpin; 2 S Dunscombe; 3 B Priddle; Any other vegetable – 1 S Archer; 2 M Ellis; 3 S Dunscombe; Vase of herbs – 1 G Holt; 2 L Puxley; 3 D Fuller. FRUIT Raspberries – 1 G Holt; 2 G Fuller; 3 S Towells; Any other soft fruit – 1 R Forgan; 2 G Fuller; 3 G Holt; Dessert apples – 1 J Pretty; 2 G Holt; 3 L Puxley; Culinary apples – 1 K Bawden; 2 D Albutt; 3 B Priddle; Pears – 1 G Holt; 2 K Bawden; Any other fruit – 1 B Priddle; 2 J Moon; 3 G Holt. FLOWERS Penstemons – 1 D Fuller; 2 F Prentice; Hardy perennials – 1 D Blay; 2 G Holt; 3 P Hawkins; Pompom dahlias – 1 S Dunscombe; 2 B Priddle; 3 M Ellis; Ball dahlias – 1 S Dunscombe; 2 J Moon; Small decorative dahlias – 1 P Batchelor; 2 S Dunscombe; 3 B Priddle; Medium decorative dahlias – 1 S Dunscombe; 2 M Ellis; 3 B Priddle; Large decorative dahlias – 1 S Dunscombe; 2 B Priddle; Cactus dahlias – 1 R Forgan; 2 S Dunscombe; 3 J Moon; Single rose – 1 S Kuhlmann; 2 E Parry; 3 G Holt; Roses – 1 B Griffiths; 2 M Ellis; Floribunda rose – 1 G Holt; Vase roses – 1 D Blay; 2 M Ellis; Pansies – 1 S Dunscombe; 2 R Forgan; Asters – 1 L Puxley; 2 P Brown; Vase annuals – three kinds – 1 S Archer; 2 G Holt; Gladiola – 1 S Dunscombe; 2 E Parry; 3 S Bainbridge; Carnations – 1 S Dunscombe; 2 G Holt; Pinks – 1 S Dunscombe; 2 M Powell; One colour sweet peas – 1 R Forgan; 2 L Puxley; Mixed sweet peas – 1 R Forgan; 2 L Puxley; Shrubs – two kinds – 1 P Hawkins; 2 K Bourn; 3 A Bradbury; Hydrangea – 1 S Dunscombe; 2 S Kuhlmann; 3 A Lang; Begonia – 1 P Batchelor; 2 M Powell; 3 S Dunscombe; Flowering plant – 1 J Clarke; 2 B Griffiths; Fuchsia – 1 D Dee; 2 S Dunscombe; A foliage plant – 1 J Clarke; 2 C Towells; 3 M Sayer; Exotic plant – 1 M Powell; 2 J Clarke; Orchid – 1 J Clarke; 2 P Golding; 3 D Fuller. SECTION B (Decorative) Miniature arrangement – 1 K Bourn; 2 S Smith; 3 L Puxley; Floating flowers – 1 L Puxley; 2 E Towells; 3 G Fahey; ‘The Frozen North’ arrangement – 1 J Clarke; 2 B Priddle; 3 B Brady; Arrangement in most unusual container – 1 J Clarke; 2 B Priddle; 3 D Chase. SECTION C (Honey) Light honey – 1 T Richards; 2 G Johnson; Medium/dark honey – 1 T Richards; 2 G Johnson; Granulated/creamed honey – 1 A Nelson; 2 G Johnson; Shallow frame for extracting – 1 T Richards; 2 G Johnson; 3 K Cheesman; ½ lb cut comb – 1 T Richards; 2 G Johnson; Beeswax exhibit – 1 T Richards; 2 A Nelson. SECTION D (Homecraft) Jam – 1 L Parker; 2 J Bird; 3 J Pretty; Jelly – 1 L Puxley; 2 P Brown; 3 M Parry; Marmalade – 1 B Priddle; 2 B Brady; 3 P Golding; Lemon curd – 1 B Priddle; 2 C Blay; 3 J Bird; Chutney – 1 J Bird; 2 L Parker; 3 B Priddle; Handmade bread – 1 J Moon; 2 J Burt; 3 M Sayer; Machine-made bread – 1 D Fuller; 2 L Parker; Quiche – 1 L Parker; 2 L Puxley; 3 J Bird; Six biscuits – any kind – 1 J Pretty; 2 S Bainbridge; 3 B Priddle; Plain scones – 1 J Pretty; 2 B Priddle; 3 M Greatorex; Cheese scones – 1 L Puxley; 2 B Priddle; 3 L Parker; Rock cakes – 1 L Parker; 2 J Bird; 3 E Bristow; Chocolate brownies – 1 L Parker; 2 G Fahey; 3 M Greatorex; Shortbread – 1 J Bird; 2 L Parker; 3 R Padfield; Decorated cup cakes – 1 R Padfield; 2 J Bird; 3 S Smith; Coffee sponge – 1 M Greatorex; 2 L Parker; 3 D Brain-Smith; Cake made with a vegetable – 1 J Bird; 2 B Brady; 3 R Padfield. SECTION E (Home-made wine) Dry white wine – Joint 1 A Bristow and P Golding; 3 J Burt; Sweet white wine – 1 A Bristow; 2 P Golding; Medium rose wine – 1 A Bristow; 2 J Burt; 3 M Parry; Dry red wine – 1 A Bristow; 2 J Burt; 3 P Golding; Sweet red wine – 1 A Bristow; 2 J Burt; 3 P Golding; Vodka-based liqueur – 1 P Golding; 2 A Bristow; 3 S Towells; Kit-based liqueur – 1 A Bristow. SECTION F (Handicraft) Knitted garment – 1 B Brady; 2 B Priddle; 3 M Gross; Papercraft card – 1 L Parker; 2 J Bird; 3 S Bainbridge; Cross stitch – 1 B Priddle; 2 B Stevens; 3 M Sayer; Hand-made jewellery – 1 B Stevens; An item of patchwork – 1 J Ward; 2 R Padfield; 3 L Puxley; Free style embroidery – 1 J Ward. SECTION G (Visual arts) Watercolour painting – 1 P L’empriene; 2 B Jehu; 3 J Daley; Photograph – reflections – 1 D BrainSmith; 2 D Webb; 3 J Daley; Photograph – creepy crawlies – 1 D Webb; 2 J Daley; 3 M Murphy; Pen/ink/pencil drawing – 1 J Daley; 2 I Blackford; 3 B Jehu; Item in leather/wood/pottery – 1 D Dee; 2 G Holt; 3 A Parry. CHILDREN’S SECTION Animal from veg/plant – 1 C Towells; 2 E Towells; 3 E Bourn; A hand-made bracelet – 1 C Towells; 2 E Towells; 3 E Hobdell; Six decorated fairy cakes – 1 G Fahey; 2 E Hobdell; 3 C Towells.

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