Crowds flock to Uplyme's 90th summer show

PUBLISHED: 09:01 20 July 2019 | UPDATED: 11:00 21 July 2019

Some of the Uplyme Show winners with their trophies. Picture Tricia Boyd

Some of the Uplyme Show winners with their trophies. Picture Tricia Boyd

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Horticultural Society reports visitor numbers up by 20 per cent on last year

Uplyme and Lyme Regis Horticultural Society's 90th summer show attracted bumper crowds.

Adult visitor numbers on July 13 were up by around 20 per cent on 2018, and the horticultural marquee was packed with high quality exhibits.

Crafts and photography were on show in the village hall where cream teas were also being enjoyed.

Mrs Ethelston's Primary School choir opened the afternoon and the children's colourful display of marigolds was one of the high points.

Quilters and spinners ran demonstrations while woodturners and a farrier also demonstrated their skills. The wildlife and butterfly conservation stand attracted interest, llamas toured the field and a static display of owls also proved popular. The circus skills area was packed with budding acrobats.

Society president Pam Corbin presented cups and trophies, with Neil Croton winning the RHS Banksian medal for most points in the horticultural classes.

Money raised from this year's show will be donated to the 1st Lym Valley Scouts and Marie Curie Cancer Care.

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