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