PICTURES: Steyning spring show

Lynne Broome with the best bloom in show
Lynne Broome with the best bloom in show

There was a blaze of colour at Steyning Horticultural Society’s spring flower show in the Steyning Centre on Saturday.

Daffodils, flowering shrubs and wonderful spring flower arrangements exhibited by Steyning Flower Club gave visitors an opportunity to appreciate and enjoy the splendour of the spring season.

Mrs Des Banks, the show judge, commented on the high standard of baking

Mrs Des Banks, the show judge, commented on the high standard of baking

Jenny O’Hagan won the R.W.Howe Cup for the best vase of nine daffodils for the second year running.

Charles Ashby won the Daffodil Society’s Bronze Medal for the best vase of flowers in the show and the K. Heryett Cup for most points in the flower section.

Lynne Broome won the National Daffodil Society’s certificate for the best bloom in show with a stunning entry of a double daffodil named Double Star.

The cooking was well supported and Mrs Des Banks, the show judge, commented on the high standard of baking. Carol Killick and Phyllis Hill won two first prizes.

Jessie Marcantonio receiving her Easter egg

Jessie Marcantonio receiving her Easter egg

There were several new children entering the children’s classes and each one was rewarded with a special prize of an Easter egg by the society.

Chairman Charles Ashby said: “Steyning Camera Club exhibited examples of their recent work, there was an excellent range of plants for sale and refreshments were served throughout the afternoon, all of which contributed to make it a very interesting and entertaining afternoon for the many visitors.”

Class winners:

Five blooms daffodils / narcissi, any variety: 1 Charles Ashby, 2 Stella Lindfield, 3 Carol Killick. Three blooms daffodils / narcissi, any variety: ! Charles Ashby, 2 Mike Kelly, 3 Lynne Broome. One specimen bloom daffodils / narcissi, any variety: 1 Carol Killick, 2 Charles Ashby, 3 Lynne Broome. Three double blooms daffodils / narcissi, any variety: 1 Charles Ashby, 2 Carol Killick, 3 Lynne Broome. One double blooms daffodils / narcissi, any variety: 1 Lynne Broome, 2 Charles Ashby, 3 Mike Kelly. Three specimen blooms daffodils / narcissi, all different: 1 Charles Ashby, 2 Jayne Pumfrey, 3 Monique Cummins. Three miniature single or multi-headed narcissi in own vase: 1 Phyllis Hill, 2 Mike Warren, 3 Lynne Broome. Three Sprays, one variety, flowering shrub: 1 Jenny O’ Hagan, 2 Jayne Pumfrey, 3 Lynne Broome. One pot plant, 1 Monique Cummins, 2 Val Hodges. One pot or bowl of bulbs, three of any variety: 1 Jayne Pumfrey, 2 Lynne Broome, 3 Val Stringer. Six stems of any spring flower, excluding narcissi: 1 Lynne Broome, 2 Carol Killick, 3 Val Stringer.

Charles Ashby presenting the R.W.Howe Cup to Jenny OHagan

Charles Ashby presenting the R.W.Howe Cup to Jenny OHagan

Cookery:

One 12oz or 1lb glass jar of marmalade: 1 Liz Carter, 2 Mike Warren, 3 Wendy Horton. Three sausage rolls: 1 Carol Killick, 2 Janet Bowers, 3 Susan Howley. Victoria sandwich: 1 Phyllis Hill, 2 Wendy Horton, 3 Carol Killick. Banana and walnut loaf: 1 Phyllis Hill, 2 Susan Howley, 3 Sarah Warren. Easter themed cupcakes: 1 Carol Killick, 2 Phyllis Hill.

Children:

A decorated stone: Under six, 1 Fox Horne, 2 Jessie Marcantonio, 3 Jacob Carter; six to eight years, 1 Alfie Marcantonio. An arrangement of spring flowers in an egg cup: Under six, 1 Jessie Marcantonio; six to eight years, 1 Alfie Marcantonio, 2 Faye English. A twig / twigs decorated for Easter: Under six, 1 Fox Horne, 2 Jessie Marcantonio; six to eight years, joint 1 Faye English and Alfie Marcantonio. Chocolate cornflake nests: age up to five years, 1 Jacob Carter.

Steyning Camera Club exhibited examples of their recent work

Steyning Camera Club exhibited examples of their recent work

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