Blooming great!

September 04 2017

EVERYTHING was rosy when crowds turned out to visit the 11th Fishponds Annual Horticultural Show.

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EVERYTHING was rosy when crowds turned out to visit the 11th Fishponds Annual Horticultural Show.

The event, held in Fishponds Methodist Church Hall, was organised by Activate and opened by Frome Vale councillor Lesley Alexander in her capacity as Lord Mayor of Bristol.

There were plenty of entries in vegetable, fruit, cookery, art, handicraft and photography categories, with opportunities to guess the weight of the cake, buy plants, find the buried treasure, win a raffle prize or just enjoy a cup of tea and a piece of cake.

The youngest entrant was two-year-old Cherry Loveday who won prizes for her painted plate and stone but the overall cup winner with the highest points in the show was Sandra Lacey. 

Jacqueline Filer won the Gill Coombes Memorial Salver for the second year running in the handicraft section and Pete Smith scooped the David Elsbury Memorial Cup for the highest points in the photography class.

Activate member Mary Barrington said: "We were delighted with the response from those who entered and from the public who came to view in the afternoon. 

"This year was very special for us because Councillor Lesley Alexander, a member of the Activate committee, which sponsors the show, is the current Lord Mayor of Bristol and she opened the proceedings for us in her official capacity.

" It was a very good day that was enjoyed by all."