Little Stoke Garden Society annual show 2019

Photo of some of the cup winners.

The 44th annual show of Little Stoke Garden Society, held in the community hall on Saturday 31st August, had lots of interesting entries this year – from pumpkins to pictures, writes secretary Janice Szczelkun.

We have had strange weather conditions this year, first with the considerable heat wave and then the rain. Very challenging for us growers!

Homecraft and handicraft were well received – the Stokes area seems to be well populated with crafters and cooks!

We would love to have more entries next year, especially from the children. I am sure there are lots of grandparents out there who remember creating miniature gardens…

The show has many categories, open to adults and children: vegetables, fruit, flowers, homecraft, handicraft and photography, with cups awarded for the best. Entries are assessed by experienced, external judges – so there is no favouritism.

Judging takes place in the morning, and the awards ceremony is held at the end of the afternoon. Cups, to be held for one year, were presented by Rev Paul Hinckley, vicar of the parish of Bradley Stoke and Little Stoke.

We would like to thank everyone who worked hard over the weekend to make this year’s show another successful event.

Photo of some of the exhibits at the show.

Cup winners

  • Most Points in Show: Rose Davis
  • Most Points Vegetables: Paul Hardy
  • Most Points Flowers: Linda Balchin
  • Most Points Handicraft: Rose Davis
  • Most Points Homecraft: Rose Davis
  • Most Points Fruit: Paul Hardy
  • Most Points Photography: Sheridan Randall
  • Most Points Flower Arranging: Rose Davis
  • Junior Winner Under 7: Harry Stacey
  • Junior Winner 7-10: Ethan Watson
  • Junior Winner 10-16: Daniel Watson

Top photo – Back row (l-r): Jeff Williams (presenting the Mel Williams Cup), Rev Paul Hinckley, Rose Davis (most points in show) and John Harris (chairman); front row (l-r): Daniel Watson (most points in show, ages 10-16) and Ethan Watson. [View hi-res: Facebook | Google]

This article originally appeared in the October 2019 issue of the Stoke Gifford Journal magazine (on page 17). The magazine is delivered FREE, EVERY MONTH, to over 5,000 homes in Stoke Gifford, Little Stoke and Harry Stoke. Phone 01454 300 400 to enquire about advertising or leaflet insertion.

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