Bolney

Bolney Horticultural Society and Gardening Club: held their annual flower and vegetable show in the Rawson Hall on Saturday 8th September 2019.

Despite the different weather patterns during the summer months the show was a great success.

180 entries were received from 23 exhibitors which included 5 individual children entering and 8 group entries received from Bolney School.

This was the highest number of entries received for many years.

The cup winners were as follows: The Wigan Cup for most points in floral and decorative classes - Margaret Gilroy.. The Miniature Rose Bowl - Emily Hutchings. Best floral art exhibit - Margaret Gilroy. Challenge Cup for most points in flower classes - Jean Ellis. The Society Rose Bowl for most points in rose classes - Mr & Mrs R Pratt. The Woodland Cup for best exhibit in the pot plants - Mr & Mrs R Pratt. The Cottage Flower Trophy for vase of flowers and pot plant - Annabel Moir. Ivy Kennard Rose Bowl for collection of vegetables - Mr & Mrs R Pratt. The Bolton Tankard for the winner of Housewife’s Choice (4 kinds of fruit and/or vegetables) - Jo Glew. Challenge Cup (Dig for Victory) for most points in vegetable classes -. Mr & Mrs R Pratt. The Colwood Rose Bowl for most points in cookery section - Susan Ayres. The Photographic Shield for most points in this section - Many Sheppard. Best Photograph - Mary Sheppard. The President’s cup for best horticultural exhibit in the show was awarded to Jo Glew. The Royal Horticultural Society’s Banksian Medal was awarded to Mr & Mrs R Pratt for largest amount of prize money. Burgess Trophy for Handicraft - Martin Burgess. CHILDREN’S CLASSES -. Violet Guiness Cup for best exhibit in children’s classes - Beech Class 2 - Bolney school.. Certificate awarded to Beech Class 2 -(aged 4 - 7 years) for vegetable/flower animal . Certificate awarded to Silver Birch Class 2 - (aged 8 - 11 years) vegetable/flower animal - . A posy for a bride (up to 16th Birthday) - Olivia Graham. FLORAL AND DECORATIVE CLASSES. ‘Spirit of the Season’ - 1st Margaret Gilroy, 2nd Peta Pratt. ‘A Visual Feast’ - 1st Margaret Gilroy, 2nd Peta Pratt, 3rd Emily Hutchings. ‘Hidden Gems (a minature) 1st Emily Hutchings, 2nd Margaret Gilroy, 3rd Peta Pratt. FLOWER CLASSES. 3 stems of fuchsia - 1st Jean Ellis, 2nd Vicky Hawken, 3rd David Kennard. 5 blooms of pom dahlias - 1st Jean Ellis. 5 blooms of decorative dahlias - 1st Faye Graham. 5 blooms of cactus dahlias - 1st Faye Graham, 2nd Jean Ellis, 3rd Annabel Moir. 5 blooms of dahlias (may be mixed) 1st Jo Glew, 2nd Annabel Moir, 3rd Faye Graham. Vase of flowers of any one kind - 1st Jo Glew, 2nd Vicky Hawken, 3rd Carol Williams. 6 heads of French marigolds - 1st Jo Glew. Vase of 3 stems of ornamental foliage - 1st Mr & Mrs. R Pratt, 2nd Annabel Moir. Vase of mixed flowers from the open border - 1st Jean Ellis, 2nd Vicky Hawken, . 3rd Jo Glew. ROSES. 1 specimen rose - 1st Mr & Mrs R Pratt, 2nd Annabel Moir. 3 rose blooms (one variety) - 1st Claire George, 2nd Mr & Mrs R Pratt . 3 stems of polyanthus or floribunda roses - 1st Vickey Hawken. POT PLANTS. Cacti and/or succulent - 1st Annabel Moir, 3rd Toni White. Flowering pot plant (pot size under 5”) - 1st Mr & Mrs R Pratt, 2nd Vicky Hawken, 3rd David Kennard. Flowering pot plant (pot size over 5”) - 2nd David Kennard. Foliage pot plant (under 5”) - 2nd David Kennard, 3rd Toni White. Foliage pot plant (over 5”) - 1st Vicky Hawken, 2nd Mr & Mrs R Pratt, 3rd David Kennard. Vase of flowers and one pot plant - 1st Annabel Moir, 2nd Mr & Mrs R Pratt, 3rd David Kennard. VEGETABLES. Collection of vegetables - 1st Mr & Mrs R Pratt. Housewife’s choice (4 kings of fruit and/or vegetables) 1st Jo Glew, 2nd Mr & Mrs R Pratt.. Runner beans - 1st Anne Sayers, Mr & Mrs R Pratt. Beet - 1st Carol Williams. Pods of French beans - 1st Mr & Mrs R Pratt, 2nd Annabel Moir, 3rd Carol Williams. Carrots - 1st Mr & Mrs R Pratt, 2nd Jean Ellis. Potatoes - 3rd Gardening Club Bolney School. Marrows - 3rd Gardening Club Bolney School. Cucumbers - 1st Mr & Mrs R Pratt. Tomatoes - 1st Mr & Mrs R Pratt, 2nd Brian Clement. Tomatoes (cherry) 1st Aveline Windsor, 2nd Faye Graham. Courgettes - 1st Annabel Moir, 3rd Mr & Mrs R Pratt. Onions - lst Jean Ellis. Any vegetable not having a class of its own - 1st Carol Williams, 2nd Mr & Mrs R Pratt. Collection of herbs - 1st Faye Graham. Squash - 1st Mr & Mrs R Pratt, 2nd Jo Glew, 3rd Jean Ellis. Longest runner bean - 1st Mr & Mrs R Pratt. Dish of soft fruit - 1st Mr & Mrs R Pratt, 2nd Annabel Moir. Dish of stone fruit - 1st Jo Glew, 2nd Mr & Mrs R Pratt, 3rd David Kennard. CHILDREN’S CLASSES. Aged 4 - 7 years - a vegetable/flower animal - 1st Beech Class 2, 2nd Willow Class, 3rd Beech Class I (all of Bolney School). Aged 8 - 11 years - a vegetable/flower animal - 1st Silver Birch 2( Bolney School), 2nd Faith Harvey, 3rd Silver Birch 1 (Bolney School). Up to 16th birthday - a bridle posy - 1st Olivia Graham, 2nd Daisy Harvey. 3rd Faith Harvey.. COOKERY. Pot of marmalade - 1st Jo Clement, 2nd Marigold Pym. Pot of jam - 1st Paul Spain, 2nd Jo Clement, 3rd Jean Ellis. 3 sausage rolls - 1st Aveline Windsor, 2nd Gill Brigden. 3 flap jacks - 1st Sarah Bridger, 2nd Emily Hutchings. 3 cheese straws - 1st Gill Brigden, 2nd Susan Ayres. 3 chocolate brownies - 1st Jo Glew, 2nd Emily Hutchings. 3 shortbread - 1st Susan Ayres, 2nd Gill Brigden. Coffee cake - 1st Susan Ayres,Jo Clement, 2nd Gill Brigde, 3rd Jo Clement. 3 fruit scones - 1st Jean Ellis, 2nd Jo Clement, 3rd Susan Ayres. PHOTOGRAPHIC. ‘Going to seed’ - 1st Clair George, 2nd Sarah Bridger, 3rd Annabel Moir. ‘Walk in the Park’ - 1st Aveline Windsor, 2nd Toni White, 3rd Anne Sayers. ‘Prize winners’ - 1st Emily Hutchings, 2nd Anne Sayers, 3rd Aveline Windsor. ‘Contrast’ - 1st Mary Sheppard, 2nd Emily Hutchings, 3rd Anne Sayers. ‘Autumn tints; - 1st Mary Sheppard, 2nd Aveline Windsor, 3rd Anne Sayers. ‘Spring’ - 1st Toni White, 2nd Emily Hutchings, 3rd David Kennard

Bolney History Society: The AGM of the History Society will be held in the Rawson Hall on Friday September 21 at 7.30pm.

After the formal part of the meeting there will be a two videos one of which dates from World War II and one on the aftermath of the great storm in 1987.

At present the Society is working towards the launch of their latest book ‘Bolney and the Great War’ on Remembrance weekend in November.