A record-breaking Hayling Spring Show

Some of the entries to the Spring Shows Cookery Class
Some of the entries to the Spring Shows Cookery Class
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There was a record crowd for a spring show – our first show of the year on Saturday, March 25, at Hayling Island Community Centre.

There were heady perfumes in the air and myriad colours to greet visitors.

Here are the results;

Best Daffodil in Show –Peter Rogers.

Peter also carried off the second and third Best Diplomas, the Springfield Salver, and the new Members’ Daffodil Championship Cup.

Floral Art – Pauline Griffiths came first in the Spring Parallel Class. She also won the Tibble Trophy for most points in Floral Art.

Christina Jones was first in the Easter Glow Class. The Judge’s Personal Choice Diploma went to Paulette Bishop.

Cacti and Succulents – Norman Newton achieved nine firsts, two seconds and two thirds, gaining him the Local Charities Cup.

Cookery Classes – Peter Burton won the Men Only, Marmalade Cake.

Maggie Martin saw off the competition with her Swiss Roll and Pat Burden was triumphant with her Lemon Drizzle Cake. Hazel Phillips won the Barter Tray for most points in all Cookery Classes.

The Junior Section – The Davies Cup was presented to Enzo Richardson for most points.

In Junior Photography Peter Pyatt and Enzo won firsts.

Handicrafts – Mich’ll Kenworthy won a first for his acrylic painting of a lurking tiger. Alan Harkness also won with his scale model of a walled manor house.

Charity Knit Class – Jan Holmes won with a blanket for a premature baby, which will be taken with others in the class to the Queen Alexandra Hospital neo-natal care unit.

Photography – Gary Kenmuir came first in Any Subject and Wildlife. Kathleen Saunders won the Travel Class.

Prizes and trophies were presented by mayor of Havant, Councillor Faith Ponsonby, who praised both those who worked for the show and the exhibitors.

I send apologies to all that I haven’t mentioned, but it’s hard to praise everybody, the group effort is so great.

However, I mustn’t forget show recorder, Gill Swift, and her assistant, Lesley Tyrrell, who did a fantastic job with entries and results.

Thanks also go to Norman Newton for the tombola, June Kemp and her catering teams, Eve Osborne and Carole Jones on the plant stall – and all the fantastic plant contributors – and John Lark who plans the hall layout.

And, last but not least, thank you to show manager Tim Speller who keeps us all in order.