Ward End Gardeners entered this years show with no great expectations but as things turned out we had a great weekend with success both as a society and for individual members.
But putting that to one side the show organisation was another shambles the lack of information & the last minute arrival of show schedules a week before they had to be returned, then no acknowledgement of the entries so you were expected to turn up not knowing if the entries had been accepted. The show was only salvaged by the efforts of a few committee members there seemed to be provision for lots of things to go on outside the show marquee but nothing happened. for example the area for children to pot up seeds and take them home had no staff or seeds. This does the reputation and public image of the organisation supposedly representing us on good at all and the responsibility for this has to be with the B.D.A.C. executive.
Class 39 for Cut Flower Display
W.E.G.A. Awarded Second Place
Mick collecting The Alderman Lionel Wood Challenge Trophy.
7th place Northleigh Road
3rd Fairholme Road
7th Ward End Gardeners
Class 1A for Mixed Fruit, Flowers & Vegetables
W.E.G.A. Awarded Third Place
Mike having collected the Robins Rose Bowl Certificate for most Improved Site (Fairholme Road Site)
(best plot competition)
14th T.Otten Fairholme Road
16th B.Wiley Northleigh Road
19th S.Percival Northleigh Road
20th S.Berrow Fairholme Road
Best Children's Exhibt
Alex Percival collecting the Fred Pickering Memorial Trophy
Alex was also Class C2 Winner.
With brother Tom placed 3rd
Eirwen Percival having collected second place award in class C1 under 8yrs
13th H.Blewitt Northleigh Road
15th D.Wilson Fairholme Road