THE Chillerton and Gatcombe Flower Show attracted floral enthusiasts from far and wide.

The 72nd annual summer event saw visitors and competitors gather at the Chillerton Village Green for an afternoon of flowers and fun.

There were almost 500 entries, including collections of vegetables, fruit and flowers, homemade cakes and photography.

"It was a lovely sunny day, which was a nice change, with really good quality exhibits," said club secretary Catherine Arnold.

Entertainment included fun and games for all the family, including a tug-of-war contest and fancy dress competition.


Colonel Sir Ralph Clarke Cup for most points in horticultural sections — D. Hayden 

A.A. Westmore Memorial Cup for pot plants — D. Hayden 

S.E.S. Clarke Cup for vegetables — D. Hayden 

Mrs L. Flux Cup for produce and eggs — Z. Rhind 

R. Earley Junior Cup and L. Flux Children’s Cup for children's sections — Polly Rider and Amelia Gore

Reverend J. Wyatt Memorial Cup for flowers — D. Everest 

James Cup for handicrafts — E. Smith 

H. Gerrett Memorial Cup for vases of annuals — H. Cooke 

A.E. Kelleway Trophy for best fuchsia — S. Hoyle 

Jack Smith Memorial Cup for best calendula — H. Cooke 

Society Collection Cup for tray of vegetables — D. Hayden 

Hilary Knight Cup for children’s crafts — Jacob Hardy 

V. and E. Attrill Memorial Shield for shallots — D. Hayden 

Betty Lord Memorial Cup for best rose — S. Mew 

Mrs Farrar Cup for best exhibit in flower classes — D. Everest 

Society Travelling Cup for best Busy Lizzie — S. Cardew 

Mrs O. Cross Cup for best handicraft exhibit — E. Robbins 

A.J. Cross Memorial Cup for best floral art exhibit — J. Richardson 

W. Bricknell Dahlia Cup for dahlias — D. Everest 

Chillerton Dahlia Cup for best vase of dahlias — D. Everest 

Alverstoke Cup for best homemade produce exhibit — Z. Rhind 

Norman Lord Silver Salver for best pot plant — S. Purrington 

Restall Memorial Bowl and Colonel G.W. Webber Silver Spoon for best children's exhibits — Jacob Hardy and Harrison Brand 

Chairman’s Cup in memory of Geoff Robbins — S. Mew (rose) 

Daphne Cooke Cup for best jam — S. Turner 

Best in show — Z. Rhind (rainbow cake)

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