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12th December 2017

Rutland Horticultural Society Annual Show


On Saturday 29th July the Rutland Horticultural Society held their Annual Show at the Burley Road school in Oakham,
Shallots on show

A plate of Shallots

and what a high class show it was. Despite the recent weather the exhibits were of the highest standard.
One of the winning entries

A winning entry

Despite the number of entries being slightly down from last year, there were 31 entrants in this year’s Rutland Horticultural Society Annual Show, 337 entries were exhibited for judging.

The judges commented that this was an excellent show with the entries being of an exceptional quality. After the judging was ended the presentation of the trophies to the winning entrants took place and was performed by last year’s High Sheriff, Dr Sarah Furness, herself a very keen gardener.

The results were as follows:-

The Hickling Challenge Cup -Mr D Stewardson , Matkin Cup-Sandra Needham,  Perry Trophy-Sandra Needham, Gore-Brown Cup-Sandra Needham, Sir Henry Tate Cup-Sandra Needham, Elaine Fulcher Trophy-Sandra Needham, Leicestershire Judges Guild-Mr D Stewardson, Conant Cup-Pauline Dawson, Joe Bryan Shield-Mr D Stewardson, Hickling Cup-Barbara Clemence, Roberts Cup-Olive Saunders, George Hill Trophy-Tony Harrod, Earl of Gainsborough Cup-Pat Simmonds, Ethel Ball Trophy-Olive Saunders, Pelham Welby Cup, Olive Saunders, The Woodhall Duckham Shield-Amelia Needham, The Robertshaw Cup-Sophia Needham, Corah Cup-Carol Edwards, George Stebbing Memorial-Mr D Stewardson, Kimball Cup-Sandra Needham.

Dr Furness presenting a trophy to David Stewardson

David Stewardson receiving one of his trophies from Dr Furness

Dr Furness presenting a trophy to sandra Needham

Sandra Needham receiving one of her trophies from Dr Furness

Olive Saunders and Dr Sarah Furness

Olive Saunders receiving one of her trophies

Children and Dr Furness

Children who won prizes with Dr Sarah Furness

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