Scarecrows Show the Way
Full size scarecrows and decorated wellies were
just two of the intriguing classes at Hethersett and District
Horticultural Society’s annual show held in the Village Hall.
The prize for the best scarecrow, which mounted
guard throughout the event at the entrance to the hall, went to Ann
Edwards and the best decorated wellie went to youngster Christopher
It was a day to remember for Pauline Harper who
took no fewer than six of the top awards including the President’s Cup
for Best in Show and the Emily Knights Memorial Trophy for the most
points in the vegetable and floral sections.
The hall was awash with colour thanks to displays
of fruit, flowers, cakes and even photographs. There were some colourful
floral arrangements on the theme of Ancient and Modern.
On the fun side there was a class for some very odd looking tomatoes and potatoes in the strangest looking vegetable section and a heaviest marrow section.
Prizes and cups were presented by chairman of South
Norfolk District Council Joe Mooney who paid tribute to the hard work
that had gone into the show:
“This kind of show is a wonderful way of bringing
people together. It is good for the village and good for the whole
area,” he said.
President’s Cup for Best
in Show, Pauline Harper; Emily Knights Memorial Trophy for most points
in vegetable and flower sections, Pauline Harper; Peter Bond Memorial
Trophy for runner-up in vegetable and flower sections, Margaret Sidell;
Chairman’s Trophy for best exhibit in the vegetable section, Mina
Lofty; Charles Tudor Challenge Cup for most points in vegetable section,
Pauline Harper; Deacon Senior Cup for best exhibit in fruit section,
Pauline Harper; Deacon Junior Cup for most points in the fruit section,
Pauline Harper; Burton Fanning Silver Challenge Cup for best exhibit in
the flower section, Pauline Harper; Silver Challenge Cup for most points
in the flower section, Margaret Siddell; Benjamin Trophy for best
exhibit in the flower arranging section, Margaret Ford; Peggy Crowe
Memorial Plate for best exhibit in the photographic section, Sybil
Clark; John Howard Memorial Cup for best exhibit in the domestic
section, Margaret Sidell; Abra Trophy for most points in the
photographic, cookery and arrangement section, Ann Edwards; Ethel
Haywood Memorial Cup for best bowl of roses, Mina Lofty; Most points up
to seven years old, Christopher Sidell; Most points 8-11 years old,
Callum Doonan and Rosie Watts; Most points 12-14 years old, Rebecca
Doonan; Best Scarecrow, Ann Edwards.
The society meets monthly at Hethersett Methodist
Church Hall. The next meeting is on 19th September and will
feature a talk on organic gardening by Terry Rand.