Ditchling Horticultural Society: The Annual Summer Show took place on Saturday 8 July in Ditchling Village Hall. There was a record number of entries this year in spite of the challenging weather over the last few weeks. The high standard of flowers and produce was praised by the judges. This year’s trophy winners were: Committee Challenge Cup for the best patio pot, Mrs Annie Sandercock; Nat Catchpole Trophy for the best flowering plant in a pot, Mrs Valerie Winter; Edie Catchpole Trophy for the highest number of points in fruit and vegetable classes, Dr Victoria Ingham; Reg Strube Cup for the highest number of points in floral art classes, Mrs Joyce Laing; Macaulay Challenge Cup for the most meritorious exhibit of sweet peas, Mr John Oughton; Copper Kettle for the most meritorious exhibit of fruit, Mrs Jenny Froud and the Jeffrey Cup for the best rose in show, Mrs Laura van Stiphout. The Autumn Show will be held on Sunday 10 September at 2pm in Ditchling Village Hall.