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Woodborough Horticultural

Cacti at RHS Wisley – photograph by Jean Powley

Around 60 members and guests enjoyed our Rose and Summer Flower Show at the end of June. The committee wish to thank everyone who exhibited on the evening: there was an entry in every class! Congratulations to all winners, namely June Nind, Jennifer Lewis, Toppy Hanson, Judith Fox, Anna Styles, Lynne Cater, Gill Pellegrino and David Rose. We were grateful that Sophie Timmermans-Delves and her family were able to join us for the Show and present the Timmermans’ Rose Bowl.

As mentioned last month, the Society’s annual Autumn Show is planned to take place in the Village Hall on Saturday, 8th September. Schedules will be distributed to members, however as this is an open show, any member of the public can enter. If you require sight of the schedule, an online version will be made available from the Society’s website ( and the Woodborough Web (

Please remember that the Show won’t be a Show without you and your exhibits. So, if you have, for example, a nice-looking plant in a pot, have grown your own vegetables / fruit, or are handy at flower arranging, baking, embroidery, crochet, or painting, please have a look at the schedule for the most appropriate class in which to show your exhibit (and those all-important rules).

Children can take part in the Show, too, and every children’s entry wins a small prize. All you need to do is bring it along to the Village Hall from 7.30am-9.30am on the morning of the Show – there will be people on hand to help you place your exhibit in the correct class.

This year, the Photographic Class is on the theme of ‘Smiles. Photo size 7”x 5” and not framed or mounted in any way. This is a really great time of year for capturing these potentially prize-winning shots, so keep your cameras close by you. Happy snapping and we’ll see you at the Show!

Committee have regularly requested assistance at events and the Autumn Show is one of those times where we will require some help to make it a success (and preserve the sanity of Committee members!). If you can spare a couple of hours either on the evening of Friday 7th or during the day of the Show itself, we would love to hear from you. We need assistance with setting up, stewarding, serving refreshments in the afternoon, clearing away etc. None of it is complicated and all preparation work will be completed beforehand by Committee.

Please contact Heather Kirk on the mobile telephone number below to discuss further (leave a voicemail if I’m not available to take your call). Thank you.

Heather Kirk 07706 076720

The Crafty Chatters

A new craft group has been set up in Lowdham, meeting every Friday, 1.00pm till 4.30pm in the W.I. Hall, Lowdham.
Sessions cost £3 which includes tea/coffee and biscuits/cake. We would like crafters from all disciplines to come along and enjoy an afternoon chatting and crafting.
For those who sew we’ll have a sewing machine or two and an ironing board, knitters bring your needles and crocheters bring your hooks, colourers bring a pencil sharpener and ruggers bring your frames.
It will be a great opportunity to share knowledge and pick up tips, plus you might get inspiration to try a new craft! Open to all ages and all crafters. Phone Jane Waite 07985293351 or 01159 664907 if you have any questions.