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Single Bloom Show 12th August 14

With the the sun shining, the evening saw 27 exhibitors stage over 200 vases at this first Midlands show of the year.  This is the biggest entry for 5 years.

The prizes were evenly spread, several new exhibitors being awarded prizes.  The Novice section saw an impressive set of blooms from new member Colin Pratley.  We thank Maurice Woodfield and Jason Smith for judging the show.

Visitor from New Zealand
 Elaine Fenton, on a visit to the UK, managed to attend the show.  The Elaine Fenton Trophy is awarded in the Annual show, special classes for: Nine Blooms: Three Varieties Three Blooms of each Variety. Below Elaine, accompanied by Les Jones and Dave Bates, take great interest in the blooms on show.

Elaine Fenton at the show

Mark Williams wins Best in Show.

Society President Rob Guest watches while Elaine presents Mark with his bottle of whisky
Mark wins best in show

Mark with his winning entry in Class 9, showing Barbarry Surprise.

Mark with Barbarry Surprise

Peter Clubb won second best in show, being presented with his prize by Elaine.

Peter Clubb shows off his prize
sharing wiskey with Tim?           ( I think not!)


  New member Colin wins a special Midlands Dahlia Society medal for best exhibit in the Novice Classes.  Below we can see Colin receiving his award from Elaine.
Colin wins Novice class award