Photographs by Michael Dobbs
At last, the sun shone, and a good crowd turned out for the Spring Show in April – a big “thank you” to everyone including the judges and volunteers. There were fewer entries than in 2018, probably because of the long, wet and cold winter we have just had. However, it is noted that certain classes were much more popular – for example, photography (on the subject of ‘Weather’!) and division six narcissi (cyclamineus daffodils). There was representation from the RSPB and Timmermans as well as sales of bee products. Many people enjoyed tea and home-made cakes (thanks to our volunteer bakers) and, as usual it was very pleasing to see such a healthy turn out in the afternoon when the show opened to the public.
Congratulations to all our winners and particularly our trophy / certificate winners: Lyndon Clements, Rod Hirst and Pat Berrisford. Lyndon also won the accolade of ‘Best Bloom in Show’ for his daffodil “Cape Cornwall”. Rod Hirst and Stella Bush won the special daffodil and hyacinth classes respectively.
The Young Persons section was well represented: Imogen Langley and Cassandra Chavins succeeded in winning trophies in their respective age groups. Well done to all who entered this section.
Our next speaker meeting is on Monday 14th May starting at 7.30pm in the Village Hall. We look forward to seeing our friend Stuart Dixon from Stoke Bardolph, who will present his talk “Ramblers and Scramblers”. As usual, there will be a raffle, the ‘interesting plants’ table and light refreshments served afterwards. Non-members entry fee is just £2.00 per person on the night.
On Monday 4th June, a reminder that we have our Evening Visit to Flower Pod at Southwell and on Saturday 8th September, the Autumn Show where the subject of the Photography class will be ‘Smiles’.
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.
FREE LOGS FOR
Chris at Calverton Post Office tells me that they’ve been cutting down 40 trees behind the building, resulting in – you’ve got it – lots of firewood!
The logs will require trimming to size but they’re available FREE OF CHARGE to anyone who wants to collect them.
Just call into the Post Office and ask for Chris.