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The Midlands Dahlia Society


57th Annual Show 29th, 30th August 15

The Midlands Dahlia Society Annual Show had almost the same number of exhibitors and exhibits as last year - we used all our staging benches. Again the warm weather encouraged exhibitors from far & wide as blooms were early. The honours were shared across many exhibitors.

S Burns is Midlands Champion.

Show Champion exhibitThe Midlands Championship for the Mawby Trophy was won by S Burns from Skelmesdale, a new competitor at the Midlands.  He also was successful in the Judging exam held in the afternoon.
He had a wonderful entry comprising: Jomanda, Cream Moonlight, Winholme Diane and Kenora Challenger, which also was awarded a NDS Bronze Medal. His vase of Jomanda won the S&E Braddock Trophy for best vase of small ball dahlias in the show.  

Annual Show second in championship

Dave Spencer
whilst second in the championship, he won the Decorative Cup  for his vase of Winholme Diane  and the Violet Davies Premier Award for the best vase in show with Gurtla Twilight as well as the H Dunkley trophy for the best vase of Poms in the show.

Click on the photo to see the vase close up.

Dennis Watson winner
Macrobert Walker had a good show winning a NDS Silver medal for his winning entry in the Lady Godiva Trophy class which was the best exhibit in show.

He also won the Dennis Watson Challenge Cup showing Hillcrest Candy - see photo on the left,

the Pauline Eales Award with two vases of Rycroft Brenda T - photo bottom left,

as well as the Styvchale Trophy showing two vases of Kiwi Gloria - photo bottom right.
Pauline Eales winnerStyvchale winner 

Novice Classes were well supported - 6 exhibitors staged 25 vases in a range of varieties in the 6 classes.
Mark wins Novice classes 
The winner of the Don Brawn trophy for the best exhibit in the Novice classes was Mark Pattenden showing Mary's Jomanda in Class 41.

In the photo on the left Mark shows his vase of Rycroft Jan which won in class 40 - 3 blooms small dahlias.

In Class 8 - for 1 bloom giant or large dahlia, Paul Bugden came 1st showing Elma E.   Graham Young was 2nd and Neil Mallaby 3rd.

All 3 exhibits can be seen in the photo on the right.
 Large Dec wins novice class 38