A church hall was awash with colour as people entered their prize produce to be judged.
Stamford Horticultural Society’s annual event took place at the United Reform Hall in Broad Street on Saturday.
Len Reed made a clean sweep in the dahlia classes winning the Jiffy Pot Trophy, Felix Vines Memorial Cup and Bronze and Silver Medals and the John Freeman Memorial Trophy for the best chrysanthemums. Judy Measures won the Tom Dalton Vase for gladiolus whilst Michael Thwaite won the J E Dolby Memorial Trophy and JH Naylor Memorial Prize for asters and zinnias. Hazel Williams won the E Walker Memorial Vase for the mixed flowers and the Hart Rose Bowl for maximum number of points in the flower classes.
Anthea Rampling won the Dickon Sinker Trophy for sweet peas whilst Marion Teasdale won the W & J Brown Trophy for best flower and pot plant exhibits. Al Perna won the R W Parker Trophy for his carrots whilst Michael Thwaite took the Reg Clipson trophy for the heaviest onion. Alan Hart won the Bob Barford Cup, Arthur Holmes and the Wilko Prize for his vegetables. Al Perna won the Garden News Shield and Rasell Cup for his fruit. Angie Rudkin took the Frank Fitchett Trophy for roses. Les Crowson won the Dolby Trophy for best floral arrangement.
Al Perna also won the Banksian Medal, D T Brown Top Tray for vegetables and the Stanley Atkin Salver for the maximum number of points in the show. Len Reed won Mr Fothergill’s Top Vase. Alex Williams won the junior category. Kitty Beck won the Weightman Shield for the most points in the cookery classes in the Spring and Summer Shows. The Lady Exeter Trophy went to Sandra Naylor for maximum points in both shows in all classes. Alan Hart took the Quincentenary Trophy for the maximum number of points in the members’ classes. The Inter-Society section was won by Peterborough.