Photos by Michael Dobbs
Our annual Autumn Show was a great success and there was a good turnout both in terms of numbers of entries (216) and exhibitors (36). The Village Hall looked wonderful and everyone who came along in the afternoon seemed to enjoy themselves. As usual the standard of the entries was high and the committee thank all exhibitors, judges, friends and visitors for helping to set things up. In particular, we would like to express our gratitude to those who responded to our plea for help, volunteering their time on either the Friday night, or during Show day itself (or both!). The committee also gratefully acknowledge the support of the RSPB with their stall.
Well done to all our prize winners, with special mention to those who were awarded one or more trophies, namely: Adrian Baggaley (who won most points in Show overall), Inga Filmer, Barry Dallison, Gill Pellegrino, Alan Filmer, Wendy Kirkland, Grace Riley and Cassandra Chavins, Elizabeth Orange, Jackie Skinner and Michael Dobbs.
Looking forward to October now: on Monday 9th October the Leek and Onion Show will be combined with our first speaker meeting of the autumn. Howard Drury will present ‘Gardening on Clay Soils’. Howard was born in Lincolnshire and went on to present “Gardening Time” on Central TV for over 600 episodes. He has a large garden in Kings Heath, Birmingham and spends the rest of his time lecturing, giving gardening advice and writing for two publications. Hopefully we will learn a few things for ourselves so do come along.
To those of you who took away seedling leeks and onions to grow on for the Show – this is a reminder to please bring your exhibits with you! As usual the meeting will be held in the Village Hall starting at 7.30 p.m. and all are welcome (guests - £2 payable on the door). We hope to see you there.
You can see a list of the winners from the Autumn Show (2 Sept) by clicking HERE.
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.