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Flower show a blooming success

PUBLISHED: 15:00 06 September 2012 | UPDATED: 10:33 07 September 2012

Proud mum Sara with son Jack Wagstaff after winning the Ted Pugsley Cup in the Junior section. Photo: Keith Pyke

Proud mum Sara with son Jack Wagstaff after winning the Ted Pugsley Cup in the Junior section. Photo: Keith Pyke


THE 39th annual flower show in Bleadon was a blaze of colour as more than 325 exhibits from adults and children alike packed the Coronation Hall on Saturday.

The record-breaking show was saw more entries than ever before and an increase of 100 on last year’s event.

Chris Cudlipp, chairman of Bleadon Horticultural Society, said: “All the judges spoke very highly of the overall very high standard across the various sections, especially the vegetable and flower classes considering the difficult conditions encountered throughout the growing season.”

Amanda Du-Rose won three cups with her vegetables and flowers while Ted Gill also won three.

Reg Davis scooped two prizes in the horticultural classes as well as the cup for the most points in the show.

He also shared a cup with Libby Lockyer as they tied for points in the homecraft section.

Penny Skelley won both trophies in the floral exhibit classes.

In the junior section Orson Fuller won the Bowerman cup for the under six-years-old group, while Presley Fuller won the Cudlipp cup for ages six to 10. Jack Wagstaff won two cups, one for the most points in the age group 11-15 and another for most outstanding exhibit in the junior section.

The Banksian medal, presented by the Royal Horticultural Society for the most points in the horticultural classes for the spring and summer shows combined, was won by John Harris.

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