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Capel Horticultural Society – Capel Spring Show A Great Success

The CapeI Spring Show was held on Sunday 7th April in the Memorial Hall Finally the weather was a bit more spring like and lots of good entries were put In, especially well supported were the children’s and homecraft sections. Exhibits of daffodils and spring flowers were down, as expected, but none the less made a good showing. Refreshments of tea. coffee and delicious cakes were supervised by Handy Schryver and helpers, with a record amount being donated. After Dr John Ashwood, President of the Society, had presented the cups to the winners, a special presentation was made to Fran Wright who is retiring this year. She has been a loyal supporter of the Horticultural Society and took responsibility for keeping aH the table cloths (over 300′ in length) and the hundred or so plates dean and ready for all the shows over the past 19 years. We wish her and Peter, her husband, a long and happy retirement in Lincolnshire.

There were nearly 200 exhibits in the Capel Spring Show held on Sunday 7th April in the Village Hall. This was about the same number that have been entered over the past 3 years and reflected the increase in the number and standard of entries for the Children’s and Home craft classes because, as might be expected. the number of flower and vegetable entries were down. The

Children’s Judge, Rita Ball, had a difficult task as the quality of the entries was very good. In the end, Amelia Chilvers won the Greenwood Cup and Laura Grundy, a psat winner, gained the Coke Trophy. Anne Co le had some wonderful entries for the flower and vegetable classes whilst Suzanne Burlinson gained the most points for her cookery entries.

The flower arrangement ‘Spring is Sprung’ entered by Alexandra Fairbrother was judged to be the best horticultural exhibit.

Plant Sale – May 11th at 10am

The next Plant Sale organised by the Horticultural Society will be held in the Memorial Hall. Doors open at lOam sharp. There will be a selection of plants including vegetable sand flowers. It has been a difficult growrng season but we will try to have as good a selection as we can.

There will also be a Garden Jumble outside the Hall (weather permitting) so if you have old equipment, pots or other garden items you want to recycle, please bring them along before 10 o’clock on the day,

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