Uplyme hosts 90th annual horticultural show

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Winners of Uplyme & Lyme Regis Horticultural Society's 90th summer show, pictured with president Pam Corbin

UPLYME & Lyme Regis Horticultural Society hosted its 90th annual Summer Show and Country Fayre on Saturday, July 13.

Held at the King George V playing field, the event included a family dog show, games, stalls and entertainment alongside the traditional horticultural show, which this year celebrated the potato.

Neil Croton came out on top, winning the RHS Banksian Medal Supreme Award, as well as two trophies for flowers and foliage, one for floral art and a prize for blackcurrants.

Results for most points were as follows: Woodroffe Challenge Cup for flowers & foliage – Neil Croton; Ian Stobo Trophy for flowers & foliage (best points score by anyone who has not previously won a points competition) – Neil Croton; Williams Challenge Cup for fruit & vegetables – Megan Tipping; Dorothy & Fred Stevens Memorial Cup for fruit & vegetables (best points score by anyone who has not previously won a points competition) – Megan Tipping; Winemaker’s Cup for wine – Rob Harvey; Mary Fring’s Challenge Cup for preserves – Pauline Croxford and Alan Finch; Morrish Challenge Cup for home produce – Pauline Croxford; Cartwright Challenge Cup for craft – Anita Routley; Mrs Rex Woodroffe Challenge Cup for floral art – Neil Croton; Shilton Cup for photography – Max Trafford; Wilson Cup for junior (Year 2 and below) – Matty; Lindsey Jenkin-Carter Cup for junior (Years 3 to 6) – Zach; De La Mare Cup for family dog show – Clare and Gary Heath with Hercules; RHS Banksian Medal Supreme Award for highest points in horticultural classes – Neil Croton.

Results for best exhibits were as follows: Seamark Cup for flowers & foliage – Roy Keeley; Mrs J. Thomas Cup for flowers & foliage (junior entrants in adult classes) – Horatio Lawrence; Worshipful Company of Gardeners Diploma for best flowering plant – Richard Wells; McLeod Innes Cup for specimen rose – Tony Cook; J & F.J. Baker Cup for fruit & vegetables – Bill Howarth; Bullock Cup for fruit & vegetables (junior entrant in adult classes) – Mrs Ethelston’s School Gardening Club; Thompson Tankard for wine – Rob Harvey; Cakemaker’s Cup for set recipe – Jo Neave; Diamond Jubilee Cup for craft – Megan Tipping; Llewellyn White Shield for novice floral art – Claire Wilding; Diana Bridges Cup for floral exhibit – Claire Wilding; Leslie Bretherick Cup for photography – Chris Bartlett; Junior Photo Cup for photography – Horatio Lawrence; Raff Bint Cup for best trick in dog show – Sue Drinkwater with Hollie.

Results for sponsored special awards: Uplyme Post Office Award for mixed flowers – Valerie Maddison; Westcrete Award for fuchsia plant/nemesia – Gill Wells; Groves Nurseries Awad for blackcurrants – Neil Croton; Talbot Arms Award for tomatoes – Alan Finch; River Cottage Award for potato in a bucket – Ann Keeley and Amy McLean; Beviss & Beckingsale Award for potato in a bucket (junior) – Mrs Ethelston’s reception class.

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