Frenchay Flower Show’s a storming success
Published on: 04 Aug 2014
THUNDER, lightning and torrential rain could not stop the 71st annual Frenchay Flower Show being a huge success.
The event was opened by the flower show prince and princess, Jamie Maxwell and Darcey Kembery both aged six, who cut the ribbon to the entrance of the marquee.
Entertainment was provided by the Cleeve Singers, the Bristol Morris Men and Marshfield Brass Band – and the storms abated in time for visitors to enjoy the stalls and attractions on the common.
Chairman Martin Sheppard thanked everyone who braved the weather and supported the show.
“The atmosphere was fantastic, he said. “There were displays of vegetables, flowers, food, handicrafts and children’s work. A new class this year, for a bottle of any spirit based liqueur, proved to be very popular!
“The vintage buses transported people in style to and from the Vintage Car Show at the Frenchay Museum. The Friends Meeting House was the place to visit to see model railways, photographs and flower arrangements and the Village Hall hosted the popular WI cream teas and an art exhibition.” Floral, fruit and veg exhibits were judged under guidelines from the Royal Horticultural Society. Presentation of cups and prizes was followed by an auction of show produce.
Banksian Medal: Keith Davis
Ladies Cup: Sheila Fletcher
Vegetable Cup: Sally & Martin Hartog
Fruit Cup: Keith Davis
Lottie Richards Cup: Sheila Fletcher
Frenchay Cup for Roses: Mike Sheppard
Flower Arrangement Cup: Paulette Skehens
Joe Hicks Cup: Mike Sheppard for class 85
Powell Trophy: Sheila Fletcher
Daisy Langley Cup: Sheila Fletcher for class 82
Bert Tann Memorial Trophy: Moira Hill for class 60
Charlie Richards Cup: Feed Bristol for class 4
Bristol Fuchsia Society Cup: Barrie Gillard
Edward Carpenter Cup: Muriel Burnside
Beatrice Young Cup: Jane Atkin for class 161
Bromley Heath Townswomen’s Guild Plaque: Abigail Beaumont
British Legion Cup: Alexander Whittle/ Joshua Whittle Joint winners
Joan Beasant Cup: Selina Jeal
Frenchay Hospital Cup: Frenchay Primary School
Society Shield: Frenchay afternoon WI
Winterbourne Cup: Carol Thorne for class 145
Diploma in Horticulture - veg: Dillan Jefferies for class 1
Diploma in Horticulture - fruit: Sybil Crossman for class 55
Diploma in Horticulture - flowers: Mrs Sheila Fletcher for class 79
Certificate of Merit for Floral Art: Paulette Skehens for class 202
Allotment Challenge Cup: Pendock Road Allotments