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Another successful Autumn Show! There were lots of entries, and it was good to see more exhibits in the baking classes than last year. There was not so much competition in the floral arrangements – it would be good to have more entries! The Banksian Medal was won this year by Albert Jackson.

Six children entered this year, which is a good number. There was a very original animal made from vegetables - a caterpillar made from a string of potatoes on a large rhubarb leaf – made by one of the children.

A thunder storm started at 2.00pm when we opened the doors. However, people started to arrive after the storm at about 2.30pm and eventually just over 50 people visited the show. There was a good atmosphere, and the raffle and cafe did well.

We were pleased to host several stalls. Paxton Pits recruited new members and Buckden Friends in Deed recruited 2 new members. Bob Wickens had a stall selling his hand made wooden items.

All in all, a good day!


Trophy winners for 2017:

RHS Banksian Medal

Banksian Medal
Buckden Gardeners Association awards the RHS Banksian Medal to the exhibitor who has gained the most points in the whole of the Horticultural sections in the show, that is, the Vegetable, Fruit and Flower Growing Sections.

The winner of the RHS Banksian Medal for 2017 was: Albert Jackson.



Cup Winners

Challenge Cup (for most points in Vegetable classess)
Albert Jackson

Eugene Gilbank Trophy (for most points in Novice Classes)
Matthew Richardson

Townsend Cup (for most points in Fruit classes)
Tricia Richardson

Floral Cup (for most points in Mixed Flowers classes)
Joint winners: Maggie O'Hare / Christine Hickey

Teddy Chubb Salver (for most points in Rose classes)
Ann Spreckley

George Whitlock Trophy (for most points in Pot Plants classes)
Maggie O'Hare

Maurice Trophy (for most points in Floral Arrangements)
Pam Sear

Stanley Gale Trophy (for most points in Homecrafts/Handicrafts)
Ann Spreckley

Mollicone Children’s Trophy (for most points in Children’s Classes)
Lucy Mayes 

Peter Pullen Trophy (for Heaviest Potato Yield)
Bob Wickens

Cannings Dahlia Trophy (for most points in Dahlias)
Tim Prince 

Best in Show
Jane Scott (exhibit was a huge cactus!) 



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Cup Winners

Association Cup (for most points in the growing classes)
Pam Fraser

Bill Rowlands Shield (for winner of plate of any vegetable: Class 24)
Pam Sear

Maurice Trophy (for Best Exhibit in the Narcissus classes)
Bob Wickens

Presidents Trophy (for Best Exhibit in the growing classes, other than Narcissus)
Pam Fraser

Hambleton Cup (for most points in the Homecrafts, Handicrafts & Photography classes)
Karen Miles

Stirtloe Trophy (for most points in Floral Arrangement classes)
Christine Ridall

Children’s Cup (for most points in Children’s Classes)
James Miles



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