Feast of flowers at show

FOAKES Hall was filled with floral fragrances as Dunmow Horticultural Society held its Spring show on Saturday. David Beedle, chairman of Dunmow Horticultural Society, said: Our show was rather late this year, which meant there was a drastic shortfall on

FOAKES Hall was filled with floral fragrances as Dunmow Horticultural Society held its Spring show on Saturday.

David Beedle, chairman of Dunmow Horticultural Society, said: "Our show was rather late this year, which meant there was a drastic shortfall on the daffodil entries in the main classes but that didn't stop the hall from looking splendid.

"It was pleasing to see people had turned their hand to other things and the number of entries in the floral art categories increased."

In the flower arranging there was a bit of sibling rivalry between Glynis Smith and her sister Deborah. Glynis took the Lidbury Cup by one point.

The Dunmow Broadcast's photographer Sarah Lucy Brown judged the photography section and decided the G Perry Shield should go to Mike Barnard.

Patricia Carter won the Stevenson Cup for gaining first place in the jam,

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lemon curd, and chutney sections. Rookie competitor Darren Barnard's won the Mike Elsdon Cup for his whisky cake and the Neate Shield, awarded to the best exhibit in the show, was presented to Judy Barnard for her potted rhododendron.