Good turnout for Stamford Horticultural Society’s Spring Show

Margaret White with her second placed cinnamon apple loaf
Margaret White with her second placed cinnamon apple loaf

Scores of people were proudly showing off their prized plants and crafts during an annual show at the weekend.

There were more than 170 entries in the Stamford Horticultural Society’s Spring Show on Saturday which was held at the United Reformed Church Hall in Broad Street.

Despite there being fewer entries in the daffodil category because of the bad weather recently, there were more people competing in the arts and crafts classes, which included egg painting, photography and painting.

The overall winner of the W R Belton cup was William Pickwell.

Society deputy chairman Max Winslow said: “It was a very good show given the bad weather we’ve had.

“It’s been a difficult year for produce, especially daffodils, but we were happy with the turnout. Some of the exhibits were very good.”

Awards and trophies: W R Belton cup, William Pickwell, runner-up, Steve Harris; Daffodil Society medal, William Pickwell; Daffodil Society diplomas, William Pickwell, Jean Dunn; John Freeman memorial trophy, William Pickwell, runner-up, Steve Harris (most points); June Griffith trophy, Steve Harris, runner-up Sandra Naylor; E Steel cup, Jean Dunn; Garden News spade of merit, Alan Hart, runner-up, Steve Harris; Floral Art trophy, Honor Harris, David Lee; Cookery prize certificate, Honor Harris, runner-up, Jean Dunn; Handicrafts prize certificate joint winners, Evelyn Hirst and Sue Lee; Newage award, William Pickwell, Steve Harris, Jean Dunn. Junior classes - most points - George Gray, 2 Sam Dunn Wallis.