Bolton le Sands Summer Show Report 13th August 2022
Bolton le Sands Horticultural Society’s 92nd Annual Summer Show was held on SATURDAY 13TH AUGUST from 2pm – 4.15pm at the Village Community Centre.
“This was the first Flower Show in the village since 2019 and it was great to be back, although we had no idea what to expect after such a long absence” said Show Secretary Louise Belcher. “However, we need not have worried as the Show exceeded all expectations and the hall was filled with a magnificent display of flowers and local produce”.
The extremely hot weather on Saturday made conditions in the hall particularly challenging. In spite of the heat, the hall was full and was enjoyed by well over a hundred people who ventured out on the hottest show day that we’ve ever experienced.
This year the Show was opened by Mr Barry Atack, a long time committee member, Horticultural expert and supporter of Morecambe in Bloom. Barry thanked the committee and exhibitors for their efforts in producing such a wonderful show. He was presented with a bouquet of flowers by Josh Rhodes.
The Banksian Medal for 2020 was presented in memory of Brian Noon to his wife Desley and daughters Kerry, Michelle and Maria. Brian sadly died of COVID-19 in April 2020 and is much missed by all in the Horticultural community. He was a Champion grower of exhibition vegetables, particularly mammoth onions. He regularly won the Blue Ribbon at Shows all across North Lancashire and South Lakes and won it at Bolton le Sands Shows too many times to list. Brian is much missed for his unfailing good humour and willingness to share his expertise in growing and showing vegetables with anyone who wanted to learn the tricks of the trade.
Brian Noon at the 2016 Summer Show Desley Noon with daughters Kerry, Michelle and Maria.
This year’s Auction was conducted by President of the Society, Mr David Regan. The Auction raised just under £47, of which £25 will be donated to our Charity of the year, FIRST LIGHT TRUST.
“Thank you to all the committee members and helpers who ‘made’ the Show. We were a bit rusty and it was too hot, but we did it and it was fabulous!” said Show Secretary Louise Belcher.
Committee Members with Desley Noon.
Special mention goes to: Joan Baker, Pauline Timms and their team of volunteers providing non-stop refreshments despite the heat of the kitchen.
Auctioneer & President and Committee member of 30 years standing, Mr David Regan, who is always ready for any challenge on Show day.
The enthusiastic young people who helped set up tables, annotate schedules, helped steward for the judges, wrote prize cards and acted as auction runners: Jonty, Piran & Kerenza Lentell, Josh, Loki & Bel Rhodes, Jenson Lofthouse and Joanne Thompson.
TROPHIES AWARDED AT SUMMER SHOW 2022
|MARY BALDWIN ROSE BOWL
Open odd Local even years
|MISS FOSTER VASE
|Most points in open flowers
|W SHARPLES TROPHY.
|Most points in local vegetables
|R MOORE CUP
|Most points in open vegetable
|H HILL TROPHY
|Most points in local flowers
|H M FOSTER CUP
|Most points in homecraft
|T O WALKER CUP
|Most points in handicraft
|MRS M A GRUBB CUP
|Most points in floral art
|MRS D ORR CHALLENGE CUP
|Most points in children’s Baking
|MRS J WHITHINGTON CHALLENGE CUP.
|Most points in children’s Art/Photo
|MRS A WOODS CHALLENGE CUP.
|Most points children’s Modelling
|PAT &MICHAEL FULLER SWEET PEA BOWL
|Most points in classes 2.3.4
|C W GRUBB CUP
|Most points in ferns
|Dr A BROCK TROPHY
|Winner of class 6
|E RAWLINSON TROPHY
|Winner of class 92
|ALDERMAN E G SMITH CUP
|Winner of class 93
|THE S R LONG CUP
|Winner of class 95
|THE B S COTTAM CUP
|Best pot plant in local section
|NATIONAL SWEET PEA SOCIETY.
|NATIONAL DAHLIA SOCIETY
|NATIONAL VEGETABLE SOCIETY
|Most meritorious in show.
|The Westmorland & N Lancs Fed of Horti Soc Shows BLUE RIBBON
|Best exhibit in show.
|Largest amount of prize money
|LEN PARKINSON TROPHY
|Steve & Judith Slater
|HAROLD AND MARY PENNINGTON TROPHY
|ARTHUR BRIGGS TROPHY
|DAVID G RODWELL SHIELD
|Most points in Garden competition
|Steve & Judith Slater
Joyce Bond, winner of the H Hill Trophy for the most points in local flowers.