With 420 entries this time, LHS’s Spring Show was another successful event. Daffodils predominated as is to be expected – but of every colour and shade across the divisions. It was Jim Stockwell’s year, winning the Daffodil Society Bronze Medal and Certificate with a display of six perfect cultivars, as well as the Fisk Cup and the Lea Cup for the most points in daffodil classes. This year the special daffodil class for members was for ‘Avalanche’ blooms and was won by Richard Hilson. Rosemary and Neville Humphreys won the Daffodil cup, having gained most points in the classes for members who had not previously won a first prize for daffodils.

A new class this year proved an outstanding success. It was for a minimum of 5 hellebores floating in a bowl and 14 entries gave a wonderful display that was much admired. Karen Griffiths chose similar blooms rather than a mixture and this obviously pleased the judge who awarded her first prize. Vegetables are understandably under-represented at this time of year but Michael and Alison Elliott’s allotment managed to produce enough for them to win the Jeeves cup, while Jocasta Fearn’s glowing Swiss Chard gained her a first prize, as did Tim Richardson’s rhubarb. Clare Wilson and Gill Jones even managed to find enough seasonal produce to fill a trug each, with Clare winning on points.

It was encouraging to see an increase in the number of entries for the craft and children’s sections. Pat Whetstone’s Spring Birthday Card was the judge’s favourite. The children’s section had an imaginative display of ‘Houses of the Future’ while in the knitting two figures representing ‘Will’s and Kate’s Wedding’ caused much comment. There was the usual good number of entries in the cookery section. Brian Fitzgerald outshone the ladies to win first prize for a savoury dish, while Best in Show went to Margaret Wells for her Easter-themed decorated sponge cake. A new section for liqueurs attracted a number of entries and there were also plenty of photographs. The number of entries in the flower-arranging classes was disappointing. An entry in the ‘petite’ class won the Best in Show for Janis Dyer’s depiction of Easter in A Cup and Saucer.

One of the judges commented that it was the best show he had judged this season and all entrants are to be congratulated on the very high standard of items shown.

A list of all the cup and award winners is below.



Cups and Awards

Daffodil Society Bronze Medal & Certificate - Jim Stockwell
The Fisk Cup - Jim Stockwell
The Jeeves Cup - Alison and Michael Elliott
The Evelyn Drew Floral Art Cup - Janis Dyer
The George Murrell Photographic Cup - Dorothy Brown
The Lea Cup -
Jim Stockwell
The Kieron James Toys Shield (Junior 10 & Under) - Liam Jolly
The Heart And Soul Shield (Junior 11 –15) - Ruby Anscombe
The Daffodil Cup - Rosemary and Neville Humphreys
The Dawson Cup - Tom Hughes

Best In Show:
Pot Plant - Sheila Hobbs
Flower - Jim Stockwell
Cookery - Margaret Wells
Handicraft - Gill Jones

Trug Class:
1st - Clare Wilson
2nd - Gill Jones