The Show 2015

The Newton Le Willows Flower & Vegetable Show

Saturday 12th September 2015

Waking in the early hours of Saturday the 12th Sept and listening to the rain beating on the windows we were afraid that we were going to have a number of wet and soggy exhibits for the show. But the skies soon cleared and yet again we had a great turnout of both exhibitors and visitors to the show. It is always amazing the length some of our exhibitors will go to to put on the show bench, the very best of their seasons work in growing, tending and finally displaying their exhibits.

For this year show Malcolm Greenhalgh brought along one of his 12 Foot sunflowers as part of the guess the height competition. Anyone driving through Newton in the early our of Saturday morning would have been quite amused to see it tied to the roof of his car as he carefully made his way to the exhibition hall. All in all a great day and I hope enjoyed by all who attended

Many thanks to all our helpers and sponsors and special thanks to Penkford School for letting us host the event at the school, were we are always made most welcome and to Stuart Ainscough, President of the Newton le Willows Rotary for presenting the awards.

Main Prize Winners

Garden News Shield -Best Exhibit in the ShowIan Burns
The National Dahlia Society Silver MedalRay Weeks
The National Dahlia Society Bronze MedalChris Nightingale
National Chrysanthemum Society Silver Medal – Exhibit of most merit.  Ian Burns
The British Gladiolus Society Bronze MedalLeonard Bailey
Royal National Rose Society Bronze Medal – Best exhibitChris Nightingale
National Vegetable Society Silver Medal – Most meritorious vegetable exhibit Jim Brodorick
Best Overall PhotographDave Hemmingway
Chrysanthemum section most points gainedB H Woods
National Dahlia Society most points gained  Chris Nightingale
Gladiolus section most points gained   Leonard Bailey
Pot Plant section most points gained & Sue Lever Trophy Chris Nightingale
Rose section most points gained Don Farrell
Flower Section most points gained & Rotary Club Salver  Chris Nightingale
Most Points gained in show – Gordon Brooks TrophyChris Nightingale
Royal Horticultural Society Banksian Medal – Most points in horticulture sections Chris Nightingale
Top VaseDon Sutcliffe
Top TrayJeff Gibson





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