Results are in for an annual show of homegrown talent iin Ely
- Credit: Archant
A huge congratulations has been sent to winners of the 88th annual Ely and District Horticultural Show.
The event is a popular feature of annual life in the city and this year had 18 sections with around 160 classes to choose from.
From giant onions and begonias to home made jam, knitwear and cross stitch, the talents of local people were on display at the great autumn show at Paradise Leisure Club.
The event takes weeks of hard work to prepare in a two day weekend celebration of homegrown and home made goods.
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Banksian medal (most points horticultural): Harold Webb; Albert Wesley memorial (best overall exhibit): Caroline Cross; A J Fenn Cup (best kept and stocked allotment in Ely): Colin and Olive Bowles; Roy Stubbings perpetual trophy (best exhibit horticultural): Charlie Stocker; A E Meadows perpetual trophy (most points vegetable): Peter Fisk; John Ambrose Trophy (East Anglian’s heaviest onion) Charlie Stocker; Col W P Cutlack Cup (winner vegetable collection): Charlie Stocker; Covill Tankard (winner of master gardener vegetables and flowers) Peter Fisk; Garden News Shield (collection of five vegetables) Charlie Stocker; Challenge cup Stewart and Teresa Bye; JD Peel Memorial Trophy; (most points in potato classes): Peter Fisk; National Vegetable Society (best exhibit): Charlie Stocker; William Ruane perpetual trophy (most points in general flowers): David Latham; Ernie Earnshaw perpetual trophy (most points for carnations and pinks): Harold Webb; Lawrence Nurseries trophy (most points in rose classes): James Desborough; Pembroke Farm perpetual trophy (most points in succulent classes): David Latham; WT Kempton perpetual trophy (one begonia): Alice Warley; Bernard Parker perpetual trophy (two begonias) Alan Jillings; The Begonia Cup (three begonias): Alice Warley
Walnut perpetual trophy (most points for chrysanthemums): Ron Jones; Bill Reidy perpetual scroll (two vases chrysanthemums): Ron Jones.
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National Chrysanthemum Society silver medal (best vase): bronze medal: Ron Jones; second best vase of chrysanthemums: Phil Chapman;
AS Lemmon memorial trophy (three vases of three or five dahlias): Roger Day; Association Perpetual (best dahlia exhibit): Roger Day
Allotment and gardens committee cup (most points in dahlia section) Roger Day; Bill Smith perpetual trophy (best large or giant dahlia): Roger Day; National Dahlia Society silver medal: Roger Day; bronze medal Roger Day.
AH Wesley perpetual trophy (most points in fuchsia section): Harold Webb; British Fuchsia Society crested spoon (best three pots): Harold Webb; bronze medal: Harold Webb; blue rosette: Harold Webb; Mayfair perpetual trophy (best floral arrangement): Grace Bent;
Hayland perpetual trophy (most points in floral arrangements): Grace Bent; Lily Searle memorial trophy (best exhibit in textiles): Joan Lane; C Howes trophy (best exhibit woodwork): Ken Howard; George Moden memorial trophy (best photograph): Ann Woodward;
Waitrose perpetual shield (most points in home-made produce): Pamela Causton; Society challenge cup (most points in children’s section): Katherine Causton; Percy Mott perpetual trophy (best bottle of home made wine): Barbara Wallace.