14th August 2013
BEER: Flower show ‘best ever’
Members of Beer Horticultural Society named this year’s flower show ‘the best ever’ after entries were on the up and the community turned out in full force to show their support.
From floral displays to vegetables, crafts and baked treats, villagers helped toward a total of 506 exhibits, the highest amount in many years.
Regulars to the show once again shone, with dedicated show supporter, John Lang, picking up four prizes and Vic Bartlett scooping four awards for his entries.
Younger villagers also pledged their support with more children’s entries than in previous years and an overall positive involvement for all classes in the competition.
Whilst trophies and gifts were handed out for the competition winners, Beer Horticultural Society’s local ‘Beer in Bloom’ awards were also handed out.
Chairman of the horticultural society, Ursula Makepeace, commented: “Beer Flower Show was a resounding success all round and it was the biggest show since I took over the horticultural society in 1995.
“A total of approximately 220 people visited the show which also turned out to be an enjoyable social event.
“A lot of people who do not see each other regularly had a chance to have ‘a good old chat’.
“We had 506 exhibits. All classes were well represented and we are particularly pleased that many more children participated than in previous years. We hope that this is a good omen for next year.”
Day Cup, Beer Allotment Shield, Peter Owen Cup - Bob Passey; Mayer Cup, Arthur Miller Cup, Gunn Cup, Gift for most outstanding exhibit- John Lang; Whitney Rose Bowl, Gift from Bay View, W. Bastone Cup, Sperrin-Meyer Rose Bowl - Yvonne Hawker; Asquith Cup, Kenneth Richardson Morton Cup - Nikky Oswald.
Jean Hill Cup, Thorn Cup, Coronation Cup, Jean Davies Cup - Vic Bartlett; Nigel Morton Cup - George Bastone; Golden Jubilee Shield- Chris Singleton; Dahlia Cup and Self Cup - Julie Barret.
Best sunflower award for children, Eyles Family Trophy for overall child winner - Fay Rabjohns; Chambers Cup for Class 106 - Clara Orlando; Chambers Cup for Class 107- Molly Clinch; BHS Shields- Fay Rabjohns, Libby Brown and Jessica Clinch.
Haynes Cup - Lynne Ransom; May Wakley Cup - Pamela Davis; Wright Trophy - Audrey Tims; Makepeace Cup - Henry Jaggers; Fore Street Cup- Viv Steer; Beer lady with most points- Julie Barret; Wendy Underwood Cup - Mr and Mrs D Rogers; Beer Village Forum Shield - The Dolphin Hotel.
BEER IN BLOOM WINNERS
FRONT GARDENS: 1st - Lebrensa (Mr and Mrs Rogers); 2nd - 16 Park Road (Mr and Mrs Somers); 3rd - 33 Underleys (Mr and Mrs E Steer.)
PATIOS AND COURTYARDS: 1st - Sunny Nook (Mrs J Franklin); 2nd - 28 Park Road (Mr and Mrs Aris); 3rd - 9 Peazen Flats.
GUESTHOUSES: 1st - Belmont; 2nd - Colebrook House; 3rd - Durham House.
PUBLIC HOUSES: 1st - The Dolphin Hotel; 2nd - Anchor Hotel; 3rd - Seafood Platter.
SHOPS: 1st - Beer News; 2nd - Steam Gallery; 3rd - Jean Bartlett Holidays.
INDUSTRIAL: 1st- Pecorama and 2nd- Jimmy Green.
PICTURE: BEST SHOW EVER - Winners of this year’s Beer Flower Show.
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