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The Midlands Dahlia Society


53rd Annual Show 27th, 28th August 11

Considering the weather the Midlands Dahlia Society Annual Show was excellent.  There were good quality blooms, prizes were spread around exhibitors and the number of visitors was higher than last year.  Although there were more exhibitors than last year the number of entries was lower.

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Dave Gilliam is the Midlands Champion for the third year running.

click here to see larger pictureclick here to see larger pictureclick here to see larger pictureDave wins Midlands championshipThe winning entry used: Kenora Challenger, Oakwood Goldcrest Winholme Diane and Mary's Jomanda.  Dave also won the NDS Silver medal and for the best exhibit in show (Oakwood Goldcrest), the Decorative Cup  for the best M/S/Min Dec in show ( Winholme Diane)- the S & E Braddock Perpetual Challenge Trophy for the best vase of S/ min Ball in show (Mary's Jomanda ). 
Frank Bolsover won the Lady Godiva Trophy with Charlie Two, Gateshead Festival, Cream moonlight and Kiwi Gloria.  The latter gained him the Violet Davies Premier Award for the best vase in show as well as the Eddie Durrant Memorial Trophy.

Frank Wins Lady Godival Trophy

Frank Also won the Evening Telegraph Cup for the most points in the trophy classes.
Show view

The warm weather seems to have brought the giants on well.

We thank our show judges for their time and efforts.


Tom Bebbington has returned to the show bench and won the Philip Damp Trophy for  6 Giant Decs.  He showed Sir Alf Ramsey, Bryn Terfel and Alvas Supreme.

Tom wins Giant Decs
Ron wins Dennis Watson Challenge Cup

Ron Guest won the Dennis Watson Challenge Cup and the Cactus Cup for two vases of Hillcrest Candy.

Peter wins Pauline Eales award

Peter Clubb checking his Amber Festival blooms that won him the Pauline Eales Award in class 9.
Frankie Taylor won the Styvecvhale Trophy for two vases Oakwood Goldcrest.  He also got an NDS bronze medal for 2nd best exhibit in show.
Frank with Oakwood Goldcrest

We must thank all members for assisting with setting up and closing down the show.  Special thanks to Angie and team for the bacon batches & hot drinks early Sat morning as well as Bruce and his team for the lunches on Sat & Sun. 
Exhibitors look forward to the friendly reception they get at the Midlands and it is what keeps them coming year after year, so once again thank you.

Kitchen team take a breakBruce & the kitchen team take a well earned break.