Frenchay Flower Show’s a storming success

August 04 2014

THUNDER, lightning and torrential rain could not stop the 71st annual Frenchay Flower Show being a huge success.

frenchay flower show 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