Despite the mainly dry spell in recent weeks, the Show on 10 September was a great success and whilst I congratulate all the prize winners, the way all the exhibits were organised by the Show Secretary and her team of helpers, contributed to the overhaul effect of the Show. I don't hesitate to repeat that the Newcombe Hall looks at its best during our Flower and Produce Shows and the Autumn Show continued this tradition.

As I am somewhat physically incapacitated for a few weeks, I was instructed to sit down to sell the specially purchased Uncle Duncan Daffodil bulbs and I did not get a good look at each entry but I think the photographs displayed here will do all the 'talking' for me.

At the same time as selling the bulbs I was encouraging the buyers to plant them, nurture them and enter the results of their endeavours in the 2017 Spring Show.

It seemed to me that everyone who came to the show and, of course, all the volunteers, helped make it a special occasion. At the same time, we gardeners of what ever standard, were blessed with rain whilst enjoying the Show and a social chat over a cup of tea/coffee etc., not forgetting the homemade cakes including cream and jam on the scones which were also homemade.

Congratulations to all who exhibited in the Show (to my way of thinking, your endeavours made the whole day worthwhile) and special mention should go to the following winners:-

LHS Cups and Awards - Autumn Show 2016
Colin Brunt - The Bob Lacey Salver
Tim Richardson - The Massey-Dawson
Tim Richardson - The Helena Hall Cup
Ann Higgins - The Dahlia Members Cup
Peter Hinze - The Huddart Cup
Debbie Anscombe - The Dahlia Championship Cup
Jeff Essen - The Penny Cup
Gillian Macmillan - The Harry Tester Cup
Florence Fearn-Hughes - Kieron James Toys Shield
Liam Jolly - The Junior Shield
James Dunlop - LHS Junior Cup
Ian Cooper - The LHS Pumpkin Cup

Best in Show winners:-
Neal McNamara - Vegetable
Colin Brunt - Fruit
Margaret Wells - Cookery
Sue Stockwell - Handicraft

LHS Annual Cups and Awards for 2016
Debbie Anscombe -The Lady Wilkinson Silver Tray
Maureen Manley - The Morecombe White Cup
Liz Hinze - The Proctor Cup
Tim Richardson - The Shepherd Cup
Andrew Harding - The Ron Pickett Trophy
Florence Fearn-Hughes -.The LHS Junior Perpetual Shield
Liam Jolly - The Shepherd Perpetual Shield

(Full details of the purpose of each trophy can be
found in the Show Schedule)

Chris Gurr