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.
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.
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
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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