There's a hint of spring in the air at Horncliffe bulb show

The atrocious weather showed little sign that spring is around the corner but that did not spoil proceedings at the 58th annual Horncliffe Spring Bulb Show on Saturday.

Wednesday, 17th February 2016, 10:05 am
Updated Wednesday, 17th February 2016, 10:09 am
Judges Jimmy Mole and Tommy Swan amongst the flowers at Horncliffe Bulb Show

There were more than 400 entires on display in the memorial hall and this year was exceptionally good for the bulbs.

There was a beautiful display of many colours and perfumes to greet the steady stream of visitors as they entered the hall.

The baking section and Women’s Institute and club section were also both very well supported.

However, entries for the crafts and junior sections were disappointing compared to last year.

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Efforts will be made by the committee to attract more entries in these sections for next year’s show.

Visitors who braved the cold and wet weather to view the show enjoyed tea and biscuits in the warm and welcoming conservatory for a small donation.

Brenda Sadler, show secretary, said: “The show committee would like to express their thanks to everyone who supported the show.”

Handicrafts, best exhibit in section: G Ambrose

Most points overall : M Cranston

Baking, best chocolate cake: C Weatherburn

Best scones : J Hope

Best exhibit in section: K O’Hanlon

Most points overall: J Bannister

Junior, best exhibit in section: M Wood

Best daffodil in section : G Laidlaw

Most points overall: M Wood

WI and Club Special Trophy for best flowers in a wine glass: Cornhill WI

Most points overall: Shared between Cornhill WI and Horncliffe Hookers

Bulbs and plantsspecial, 3 Jan Bos hyacinths: P Knight

Novice entry: S Clark

Best paperwhites: V Mills

Best amaryllis: J Bannister

Best bowl of crocus: A Guiver

Best single daffodil: H Mole

Best pot plant: J Bannister

Best bulbs exhibit: J Bannister

Best exhibit bulbs and plants overall: J Bannister

Most points overall in section: J Bannister