High standards at Offwell Flower show
Rain showers and dark skies did not deter a good turnout for the annual Offwell Flower Show, recently. Although entries were slightly down this year the exhibits were of a very high standard. Organisers said it was encouraging that there was an increase
Rain showers and dark skies did not deter a good turnout for the annual Offwell Flower Show, recently.
Although entries were slightly down this year the exhibits were of a very high standard.
Organisers said it was encouraging that there was an increase in both individual children's and school entries.
The treasurer reported a healthy financial balance and prize sponsors were thanked for their continuing support.
The awards were presented this year by Terry and David Roberts.
The winners at this year's show were:
- 1 Exeter cargo plane deemed 'beyond economical repair'
- 2 River Cottage Kitchen now open again at out-of-town HQ
- 3 Pub of the year Axminster Inn crowned
- 4 Axminster Queens Jubilee events
- 5 Honiton author release new sci-fi drama book
- 6 Seaton gets set to celebrate The Queen
- 7 Aldi to take over Co-op site in Seaton
- 8 Date reportedly set for Tiverton and Honiton by-election
- 9 Talaton gardens re-opens for the summer
- 10 Gang responsible for bringing a kilo of drugs into Devon jailed for 23 years
Most points in show: Bridget Hallowes;
Runners-up (Shared): Gill Seymour and Margaret Fairhurst;
Best Single Rose: Bridget Hallowes;
Old English Rose: John Rodgers.;
Decorative & Cut Flower Sections: Bridget Hallowes;
Vegetable Section: John Fairhurst;
Home Produce Section (Shared): Eileen Rooke, Gill Seymour and Jo Bass;
Handicraft's Section: Derek Browning.;
Children's Section: Master J Richards and Miss W Jones;
Offwell Playgroup: Scarlet Jennings;
Home Brew Section: Bridget Hallowes.
The organising committee would like to thank all sponsors, judges, exhibitors and helpers, particularly the Offwell WI for their splendid afternoon tea and cakes.