Glorious blooms and clever crafts

September 02 2016

IT was a blooming marvellous affair when the 10th Fishponds Horticultural and Craft Show opened its doors.

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IT was a blooming marvellous affair when the 10th Fishponds Horticultural and Craft Show opened its doors.

Green-fingered visitors flocked to the event, which was organised by Activate and held at Fishponds Methodist Church Hall in Guinea Lane.  

Mary Barrington, of Activate, said: “The weather was good and from 9am contributors queued up and the tables soon filled up. There were entries of fruit, vegetables, flowers, cakes and sponges, jams and chutneys, art and handicraft and photographs. Then came the judging and in some of the classes they had a difficult time sorting out the 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes. At 2 pm the doors were opened to the public and then everyone rushed to find the winners.”

At the end of the afternoon Frome Vale councillor Lesley Alexander presented the cup for the highest overall points in the show to Chris Williams.  

The Gill Coombe Salver for Patchwork given in memory of the founder of Activate was won by Jackie Filer with the David Elsbury Memorial Cup for the highest points in the photography section going to Meryl Gaskell.

The School Children and Community Groups Class was won by Chester Park Junior School who entered collages on the subject of the Queen’s 90th Birthday. The youngsters received a garden token for their school garden 

All winners in the various classes won small cash prizes as well as certificates.

The afternoon was not all about winning however and also included a raffle, buried treasure competition using a picture of Snuff Mills and guess the name of the teddy bear.

Refreshments of tea and cakes were served by local Guides.

Mary said: “The afternoon closed with the sale of cakes, jams and produce and a good time was had by all.”

If you would like to submit an entry next year, look out for advertising at the beginning of next summer.