Host of golden daffodils at show

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A Host of Daffodils was a photographic class title at Ninfield Horticultural Society’s Show on Saturday March 25.

And a host of daffodils was what greeted the many visitors to the show.

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Show organiser Rose Franks said: “The narcissi entries were nearly twice the number seen at last year’s show and there were new exhibitors who we hope may now have got the ‘exhibiting bug’.

“This Spring Show is always special. It showcases the amazing variety of narcissi and other Spring flowering bulbs and shrubs which are so fresh and welcome after winter.

“Interesting photographic categories included ‘a slug or snail’, which resulted in many poor slugs and snails being coaxed out of hibernation so that they could be photographed for the show. The winning entry actually made a snail look like a very cute little creature!

“The floral art exhibits were of a very high standard, but sadly, so far, the Society has failed to persuade more of the local flower arranging talent to take part.

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“Handicraft entries also showed the high level of skill in the village. Children’s entries were represented by colourful cardboard chicks creatively decorated with feathers and googly eyes! More entries from children would be very welcome at future Shows.

“Overall there were 220 entries and there was a stream of visitors all afternoon. Most of the cakes were eaten, and visitors met old friends and shared a cup of tea with them. Overall this was, as usual, a very pleasing, warm and friendly village occasion.”

The next event for the Society is the popular Plant Sale and Coffee Morning on Saturday 22nd April. Plant donations welcome from 8.30 am. Selling runs from 9 – 11 am. Further information about the Society and its events can be obtained from the Show Organiser, Rose Franks on either 01424 892422 or email: rose.franks1@btinternet.com. Schedules with entry details for the Summer Show on 19 August, are available in Ninfield Village Stores.

The winning entries were:

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Maurice J Cornford Memorial Cup: Ivan Luck

Society’s Shield for Best Exhibit (Classes 1-29): Diana Pilbeam

Doug March Trophy: Ivan Luck

Society’s Award for Pot Plants: Nicky Walker

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Vi Simmonds Shield for best Pot Plant: Nicky Walker

Perpetual Challenge Cup for Floral Art: Pauline Parks

Cynthia Pettet Memorial Award: Beryl Harmer

Ted Ive Shield for Photography: Jackie Langley

Preschool Class Winners age 1-2: Ada Savage, age 3-4: Darcy Potter

Handicraft Cup: Liz Darbyshire

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