Here are the entries and results of the Competition judged by Joan McBurney:
Beginners (Berry Simple)
First Prize: Barbara Hudson
Second Prize Maria Sawyer
Intermediates (“Wood” You Believe It)
First Prize: Peter Mathers
Second Prize: Lorraine Walker
Third Prize: Judith Yorke
Highly Commended: Alison Burrows
Commended: Doreen Parkinson
Commended: Astrid Henckel
Advanced: The Richness of Autumn
First Prize: Alex Bryant
Second Prize: Sue Cawood
Third Prize: Daphne Dawson
Highly Commended: Tony Cleaver
September is the AGM of the Club, it was also the AGM where prizes are awarded and the Committee changes.
The new President of the Club is Daphne Dawson who takes over from Peter Mathers
The new Club Chairman is Barbara Hudson (in the red) who succeeds Daphne Dawson:
Vice chairman is Angela Clithero
Daphne takes over as Treasurer from Angela
Winner of the Beginners prize for the Competitions 2016 – 2018 is Doreen Parkinson
Winner of the Intermediates prize for the Competitions 2016 – 2018 is Peter Mathers
Winner of the Advanced prize for the Competitions 2016 – 2018 is Alex Bryant
The prizes are presented by Honorary Life Member Ann Simpson
Winner of the Best Improver is Doreen Parkinson
And Challenge Cup (the individual with the most points over the two years) is Alex Bryant
After supper, the evening ended with Peter Mathers giving a presentation “Royal Gardens of Europe”.
The Saturday before August Bank Holiday saw some intrepid members of the Club and a couple of guests attend a Willow Weaving workshop led by the superb (and patient!) Leila Vyner from Dragon Willow. Baskets and rings were on the menu, and here are the participants after the session with whay they had made:
During the middle of the 2018 heatwave, members travelled to Oswaldkirk to visit the beautiful garden at Havoc Hall. Here are some pictures of the event.
There is a parterre with closely clipped hedging, each design is a letter that refers back to someone in the family.
Our May meeting was a competition with the following titles:
Beginners: A Spring Bowl
Intermediates: Spring Sensation
Advanced: Spring into Spring
Beginners: First Prize Doreen Parkinson
Beginners Second Prize: Barbara Hudson
Intermediates First Prize: Peter Mathers
Intermediates Second Prize: Alison Jackson
Advanced First Prize: Alex Bryant
Advanced Second Prize: Daphne Dawson
Advanced Third Prize: Tony Cleaver
The judge for tonight’s Show was Caroline Nash (Driffield)
Our March meeting was a demonstration by Eileen Barraclough entitled “Flowers are my passion”. Here is Eileen with some of her designs
Eileen and Daphne, picking the raffle prizes
Eileen Barraclough (Shipley)
February saw the club get into competition mood with the unusual title (for all classes) “My Favourite Nursery Rhyme” ably judged by Janet Hayton. Here are the prizewinners:
Beginners : First Prize – Barbara Hudson “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star”
Beginners : Second Prize – Doreen Parkinson “Mary Mary Quite Contrary”
Intermediates : First Prize – Astrid Henckel “Hey Diddle Diddle”
Intermediates : Second Prize – Peter Mathers “Oranges and Lemons”
Intermediates : Third Prize – Alison Jackson “Baa Baa Black Sheep”
Intermediates : Very Highly Commended – Judith Yorke
Advanced : First Prize and Best in Show – Alex Bryant “Incey Wincey Spider”
Advanced : Second Prize – Tony Cleaver “Jack be nimble”
Advanced : Third Prize – Daphne Dawson “Hickory Dickory Dock”
Alex receiving her trophy from judge Janet Hayton
Members viewing the competition
Janet also spent time giving individual feedback to the Club members.
January saw us gather for our annual social with a repeat visit to 31 Castlegate. Good food, good company, quizzes by Daphne and Peter and another one of Daphne’s infamous “last person standing” raffles!
Apologies about the low light levels.
A big congratulations to the two lovely staff at 31 Castlegate who looked after us so well (and also won one of the flower designs as a quiz prize!)
Our final meeting of 2017 was an “in-house” workshop led by our own Ann Simpson entitled “A Design for your Christmas Table”. This comprised two cardboard cake stands linked by plastic orchid tubes, with the space between the two discs and the top a good space for Christmas decorations.
Astrid and Alison
Irene and Sue
Christine and Barbara
Alex and Daphne
A close-up of Astrid’s design with peach roses and a dog!
We were delighted to welcome back Elaine Bedford to be our 2017 Christmas demonstrator. Interestingly, because of a problem with the heating at the Church Hall where we normally meet, the Church authorities very kindly allowed us to use the Church itself (where it was warm!) which worked very well. We are grateful to Elaine for her humour, expertise and generosity in constructing brilliant designs that were given away in their entirety to the raffle prize winners.
Elaine Bedford with (hidden behind the hippeastrum) Val Davies during the Vote of Thanks
Elaine (trying to hide behind one of her designs)