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Latest Society News & Events 2018

Take a look at what the society did last year and what we have planned for this year.

January Update

A record number of over 60 members attended our AGM on 10th January! President Brigadier Maurice Atherton gave an opening address and we stood to remember in silence members who had died in the past year especially Mrs Peggy Manby and the internment of Mrs Joyce Rickell wife of the previous Chairman. The accounts were presented by our Treasurer Andrew Clough. Jill Terry gave details of future speakers and outings to gardens of note and Jan Borgioli spoke about the 2018 Annual Show on 1st September. We now have new members of our Committee - Richard Borthwick , Helen Crofts and as our Village Hall representative Liz Leyland. Tributes were paid to Show Secretary Brian Wright who had to step down from the Committee and will be very greatly missed! He becomes an honorary Vice President. We hope he'll still enter many classes in future shows!

Members paid their annual subscription of 5 and collected their membership cards, smart new Show Schedules and Programme for 2018. If you read this and didn't manage to attend, yours will be delivered and membership subscriptions collected in due course. Tim Bines pointed out that membership of the Society enabled significant discounts from a number of garden suppliers including the Vineyard and Suttons Seeds.

The winner of the 20 Garden Gift Voucher (our 'thank you' to a randomly chosen member for attending the AGM) was Mary Friend.

We were absolutely delighted with the response to our garden flower competition and a small table in the Hall was awash with some 15 vases of colour, scent and beauty. We could hardly believe the different varieties of flowers that members were able to find in their gardens that day! Wendi Atherton had found 33 different varieties in bloom, with Maureen Taylor very close behind! The prize for the prettiest posy was unanimously agreed to go to Mary Parsons. Thank you everyone who took part.

We enjoyed refreshments provided by the Committee and received several compliments about the quality of the wine (bought from our Village shop! ) Members joined together in groups of 2 or 3 to enter the by now traditional quiz. Participants had to identify photographs of garden flowers, but were given an 'aide memoire' halfway through with a list of answers- (not in the right order of course!) because one or two were quite difficult and it's easier to recognise a name than dig it up from memory! Well done Jenny and Vic Cracknell who were winners by a large margin!

Our next speaker is Kevin Tooher talking on Water Features and their benefits on Friday 9th March in Kingston Barn at 7.30pm - we hope to see you there


Next EventFriday
9 March 7.30pm

'Water features and their benefits'
This is an illustrated talk by Kevin Tooher. Takes place at Kingston Barn.
Directions to Kingston Barn 


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