HOR 260311 Steyning Spring Show. Stan Smith and his pot plant. photo by derek martin ENGSNL00120110328100733
HOR 260311 Steyning Spring Show. Stan Smith and his pot plant. photo by derek martin ENGSNL00120110328100733

Looking back to the Steyning Flower Show in 2011

This week we look back to the Steyning Flower Show in 2011

Thursday, 18th March 2021, 1:02 pm

Take a trip down memory lane and enjoy the marvellous blooms which were on display. Here’s what our reporter wrote at the time

WITH the season running two weeks late due to the unusually cold winter, the sun finally shone and saved the day for the Steyning Flower Show, which attracted an abundance of quality entries at the Steyning Centre on Saturday.

Charles Ashby, chairman of Steyning Horticultural Society, said the quality and number of entries were now improving every year and the prizes were being spread more evenly among members.

Lynne Broome collected the National Daffodil Society Certificate for the best bloom in show with an outstanding yellow double called JacktheLad.

Charles Ashby was awarded the National Daffodil Society Bronze Medal for best vase in show and the R W How cup for the best vase of nine blooms.

Alistair MacCulloch won the Miss K Heyrett cup for most points in flower classes 2 to 8.

Jim Copithorne and Carol Killick were also first prizewinners in the flowers and Stan Smith won the pot plant competition with a most beautiful cyclamen.

Jane Oxley and Sarah Warren both won special first prize vouchers in the fun classes for novices using society free bulbs only and will now move up to the schedule competition classes next year.

Michelle Leigh-Pollitt was top cook of the day and there were splendid entries from several children who all received an Easter Egg as a special gift from the society. With ten amazing spring flower exhibits from Steyning Flower Club, an exhibition of top class photography from Steyning Camera Club and tea and wonderful home made cakes provided by lady members, the event was a great success.

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