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Stourport Horticultural Show entries hit by weather woes
7:10am Friday 30th August 2013 in Local
EXTREME weather caused a decline in entries for this year’s Stourport Horticultural Society show.
The society’s secretary Angela Phillips said the entries they received were of a good standard but the cold winter and hot summer halved the number of members who took part in the two-day show which was held at the riverside.
Mrs Phillips said: “Entries were really down this year. We had about 30 people enter – it is usually double that. It was down to the cold spell earlier in the year and then it was too hot.
“It didn’t do the exhibits any good. It needs to be a normal temperature all year for good growing.
“It was a good show, what we got in was excellent. We had quite a few people visiting on Sunday and more on Monday because of the Bank Holiday.”
Winners included John Knight who won the National Vegetable Society medal for best vegetables in the show and John Boswell, who was awarded the Banksian Medal for the largest amount of prize money won in the event.
The best exhibit in the show was Amanda Gear’s pencil drawing of a dog and Kerry Phillips won the cookery classes overall.
Her son Toby Phillips was first overall in the children’s section.
The show had 150 classes in cooking, handicraft, flowers, vegetables and photography.
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