Barrow Horticultural Society Autumn Show, held on September 6, was a great success with more than 300 entries from 35 exhibitors in the 115 classes. The new home-baked bread class proved to be very popular.
The hall was quite full and the judges commented on the excellent standard of the entries. There were many visitors during the afternoon and it was encouraging to see so many younger people enjoying the show and staying on for the auction of produce. Fred Livesey was as usual the auctioneer.
The society’s president Barbara Huddleston presented the prizewinning trophies to show winners.
The trophy winners were:
F Roberts Trophy for most points in Show - Judy Pym
Presidents Cup for most points by a resident - Barbara Pym
H Blackburn Challenge Cup for best exhibit in Show - Gary Spirit
H Blackburn Cup for best exhibit by a resident - Gary Spirit
Austin Cup for best exhibit in Children’s Classes - Elise Wallace
Facer Trophy for most points in Children’s Classes - Charlotte Higgins
Trophy for most points in Floral Art Classes - Barbara Huddleston
Mrs Mapes Trophy for Preserves - June Beckett
Mrs Fursey’s Rose Bowl for Handicrafts - Judy Pym
Mrs Norman’s Culinary Herb Trophy - Chris Youngs
Aaron Trophy for Unusual Vegetable - Gary Spirit
Forrest Trophy for Best Planted Container - Barbara Pym
The judges were:
Fruit and vegetables -Dave Williams Flowers - Frank Forrest
Floral art- Connie Forrest Cookery and Preserves- Anne Law
Handicrafts - Kate Cawley Art and Children’s Classes - Judith Smith