ASTLEY HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY: Members were very pleased to see fine weather for the Annual Show held on August 13. Committee members were up bright and early to get the tables in the hall ready for all the displays. Show secretary Robin Saunders was really pleased to say he had received entries from 26 exhibitors making grand a total of 291 exhibits. These were staged between 10-30am and 12-30pm and the whole room was transformed and alive with vibrant displays of colour and intoxicating perfume.The judges were well pleased with the high standards and presentations achieved with the flowers, vegetables, fruit and,culinary entries. In section 4 floral art the carnival and good day sunshine themes were spectacular achieving high marks. Doors opened 2.30pm

Rosette Winners: Best single vegetable entry onions Derek Walker: Best horticultural non veg vase of flowers Graham Link: Best Floral Art Hazel Rogers. Best Culinary Jar of Marmalade Robin Saunders. Best in Show Domestic Hazel Rogers. Best in Show Horticultural Derek Walker. Worthy winners of other awards: The JS Powell Potato Cup for best dish potatoes Robin Saunders. The Colonel Walker Vase best rose in show I Perrins. Rev Griffiths Cup for collection veg Derek Walker. The garden news top tray of veg Graham Link. The garden news top vase Graham Link. Children under 11 vase of flowers George Frost. A miniature garden George Frost.

Lively Auction and grand raffle at the end of the afternoon.

September 21at 7.30pm Paul Green Perennials.

We send sincere condolences to Margaret Freeman and family on the loss of Mark.