Bernard Hall, Cuddington
Waddesdon Community Centre HP18 0LX
By Haddenham Webteam - 9th September 2021 12:00pm
The Haddenham Horticultural Society held its annual Autumn Show on Saturday 4th September, after missing the 2020 Show due to the Covid restrictions. Gay Jordan, one of the primary organisers, writes:
Although the number of exhibitors was somewhat down on recent years, this was not surprising in view of the past 18 months and we were delighted to welcome some first time exhibitors. We felt that the healthy number of visitors and excellent standards of the exhibits more than justified our decision to go ahead with the Show and many people thanked us for doing so.
We also received many favourable comments about the Show itself, with people seeming to enjoy themselves as always, with the wide range of classes providing something of interest for everyone.
There were very few classes which failed to attract any entries, although entries in the art classes were a lot sparser than normal, while those for some other classes showed an increase over recent years.
As usual, we will review the schedule over the next few months to see where changes might prove beneficial and are always open to receiving suggestions from outside the committee.
The number of exhibitors in the special children's classes was also very reduced, but we had been expecting this. We had made one change to the age groups this year, with the cut-off date in the oldest age group being extended from 15 to 17.
Below are the Trophy and Award Winners.
Some of the Trophy winners are featured in photographs kindly supplied by John Farr — see our Galleries section
|Mabel Parkinson Memorial Trophy||Geoff Nash||Most points gained in all classes in show|
|Robert G. Green Challenge Cup||Robert Cartwright||Most points in Vegetable classes 2-32 by local resident|
|Dick Rose Memorial Cup||Geoff Nash||Most points in Vegetable classes 2-32|
|The Pilcher Perpetual Trophy||Teresa Wright||Most points in Fruit classes|
|Major Sladen Challenge Cup||Keith Wheeler-Cherry||Most points in Flower classes: general and roses|
|Bert Wells Perpetual Trophy||Mick Penn||Most points in Dahlia classes|
|Laurels Chrysanthemum Challenge Trophy||Mick Penn||Most points in Chrysanthemum classes|
|Stonley Cup||Nigel Risdale||Most points in Cacti/Succulent classes|
|Joan Thame Perpetual Trophy||Cherry Waller||Most points in Floral Art classes|
|Floyd Trophy for Photography||Martin Horseman||Most points in photography classes|
|Win Gregory Trophy||Peter Helps||Most points in domestic (preserves, etc) classes|
|Emma Balcombe Perpetual Trophy||Roger Dix||Most points in domestic (sweet & savoury) classes|
|McCormick Community Trophy||Nigel Risdale||Winner of class 136 (cake made to a McCormick recipe|
|Thomas Forster Perpetual Trophy||Peter Helps||Most points in bread classes|
|Beer Festival Claret Jug||Tim Shaw||Most pints in beer, wine & other beverages classes!|
|Alan Boddington Memorial Trophy||Brenda Bonnage||Most points in art classes|
|Haddenham Horticultural Society Challenge Cup||Christine Wheeler-Cherry||Most points in handicraft classes|
|HHS Society Competition Cup||Evelyn Plastow||Most points in children under 5 classes|
|Silver Challenge Cup||Isla Cartwright||Most points in children 5 & over but under 9 classes|
|L.M.R. Webb Challenge Cup||Julian Beattie||Most points in children 9 & over but under 13 classes|
|Jubilee Junior Cup & Shield||Dominic Beattie||Most points in children 13 & over but under 18 classes|
Best in section awards
|Vegetables||Geoff Nash||Collection of potatoes, 3 named varieties|
|Fruit||Simon Beattie||Dish of approx. 20 blackberries or raspberries, with stalks|
|Flowers||Mick Penn||Three dahlias, large or giant|
|Cacti & Succulents||Nigel Risdale||Collection of 3 cacti or succulents, max 15 cm pots|
|Floral Art||Cherry Waller||"The Centre of Attention" (an all-round exhibit)|
|Photography||Martin Horseman||"A Stormy Day" (a single photograph, mounted)|
|Preserves etc||Jo Speight||One pot lemon curd|
|Sweet and Savoury||Christine Wheeler-Cherry||A Victoria Sandwich|
|Bread||Caroline Dix||One loaf of bread, white|
|Beer & Wine||Robin Wilson||One bottle of home-made wine, fruit (white)|
|Art||Brenda Bonnage||A painting in acrylics or oils, portrait (of a person or animal)|
|Handicrafts||Jennifer Flaxton||Any article or set of articles in knitting or crochet|
|Rotary Club Prize for the Best Exhibit in the Children's Classes||Julian Beattie||A poem celebrating a sporting event or activity|
|RHS Banksian Medal||Geoff Nash||For the largest total amount of prize money in the horticultural classes by an exhibitor who has not won the medal for the past two years)|
|Top Tray Competition||Geoff Nash|
|Top Vase Competition||Keith Wheeler-Cherry|