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Yorkshire/Humberside  Area
Area Representative  Position vacant

3rd. April 2018
Obituary - Len Gill

It was with sadness that I heard that Len Gill had died last Wednesday, 28th. March, 2018.
We all knew that Len hadn't been enjoying good health during the last year or two, however, I had recently spoken to Len several times, as he wanted a few tubers to start growing again. He sounded well and was eager to get his tubers started in the spring.
The last time I spoke to Len, was a few weeks ago, when he phoned me to say that his tubers had arrived safely.

Len was an ex-miner and a Royal Marine, two of the hardest occupations anyone could do.
Len was The N B S Chairman for many years until 2012; when ill health prevented him carrying on that role.
I often referred to Len as a principled man- that he surely was. 

Ian Rhys Williams.

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From Derek L Telford

On the eve of the 2nd of April my phone rang and I was informed that my long time friend Len had passed away..
He had been suffering several illnesses for a long time and I always included him in my prayers each night.
Ov
er the years we traveled together to all of the shows. and we gave many talks to societies.
He often called at my home  and being a miner my wife Jeannie (being a miner's daughter) - always gave him a warm welcome. 
He had been a Royal Marine in action.

One winter he cut his hand on a glass greenhouse and he had to go to hospital to have it dressed. The result was he that lost All of his tubers in the frost.
Needless to say I fixed him up with some more to get started again. That really cemented our friendship.

Such was the tenor of the man. he had KINDNESS. which he evinced over the following years.
He was a keen ballroom dancer with regular partners but I never saw him dance. However I am sure that he was an excellent one.

God Bless 

Derek Telford

 

2017

AREA SHOW
Saturday 29th. July
Schedules from Jeff Rhodes
Judge: Robert Bryce
SCHEDULE     RESULTS     PICTURES
 

AREA MEETINGS
Saturday 22nd. April -  Speaker Bob Bryce.
Saturday 14th. October -  Speaker Ron Aldous.
 

Show & Meetings at Outward Memorial Hall, Leeds Road (A61), Outwood, Wakefield  WF1 2NE

2016

AREA SHOW
Saturday 30th. July
Judge: Barry Walker
PICTURES     SCHEDULE     RESULTS

AREA MEETINGS
Saturday 23rd. April -  Speaker Michael Richardson.
AUTUMN MEETING CHANGE OF DATE
From Saturday 8th.October to. Saturday 15th. October - Speaker Jeff Rhodes

Show & Meetings at Outward Memorial Hall, Leeds Road, Outwood, Wakefield  WF1 2NE

2015

AREA SHOW
Saturday 25th. July
Outward Memorial Hall, Leeds Road, Outwood, Wakefield  WF1 2NE
Judge: Mr Andrew Mcdougall
SCHEDULE     RESULTS
Pictures of last year's Show

MEETINGS

Saturday 25th. April  2pm - Speaker Dave Staines. Multiflora Begonias
Saturday . 10th. October  2pm - Speaker Colin Nicklin

2014

AREA SHOW
Outward Memorial Hall, Leeds Road, Outwood, Wakefield  WF1 2NE
Saturday 26th. July
Judge: Andrew McDougall
SCHEDULE          RESULTS          PICTURES

BELLCROSS NURSERIES OPEN DAY
Saturday 5th. July

Can all who are attending please let Malcolm and Margaret know so that they can organize the catering.

MEETINGS
Saturday 26th. April  2pm
Saturday 11th. October  2pm
Outwood Memorial Hall (ground floor), Leeds Road (A61), Outwood, Wakefield  WF1 2NE

OPEN DAY
STOCK NURSERIES, 9 Stock lane, Over Peover, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 9EZ suppliers of rooted cuttings of Multiflora Begonias plus many other plants are having an open day on Wednesday 19th February 10-30 - 17-00 hrs.

2013

AREA SHOW
Outward Memorial Hall, Leeds Road, Outwood, Wakefield  WF1 2NE
Saturday 27th. July.   Judge Terry Tasker 
SCHEDULE          RESULTS 
Pictures of last year's Show

BELLCROSS OPEN DAY
Saturday 6th. July

MEETINGS
Saturday 27th. April  2 - 5pm.
Saturday 12th. October  2 - 5pm.

Outwood Memorial Hall (downstairs), Leeds Road (A61), Outwood, Wakefield  WF1 2NE

2012

AREA SHOW
Saturday 28th. July.
SCHEDULE     RESULTS     PICTURES

MEETINGS
Saturday 28th. April  2 - 5pm.
Saturday 13th. October  2 - 5pm.

Outwood Memorial Hall (upstairs), Leeds Road (A61), Outwood, Wakefield  WF1 2NE

  AUTUMN MEETING  Saturday 16th. October   2011

   Society Chairman Len Gill presented Derek L Telford with his Gold Medal Award for outstanding services to the Society.
   Derek has been bulletin editor for many years.

In Derek's own words:    "It is beautiful and I am truly overjoyed by the honour which the NBS have conferred on me.   It is a mixture of feelings which assail me as I gaze at it on the side of my desk. In particular I glow with the feeling that it comes from my friends."

Congratulations Derek on behalf of all the members in our Society.

2011

AREA SHOW
Saturday 30th. July.
Judge  Andrew MacDougall
SCHEDULE          RESULTS          PICTURES

Pictures of last year's Show

MEETINGS
Saturday 30th. April  2pm.
Saturday 15th. October  2pm.

Outwood Memorial Hall (upstairs), Leeds Road (A61), Outwood, Wakefield  WF1 2NE

2010

AREA SHOW
Saturday 31st. July
Judge: Barry Walker
Outwood Memorial Hall, Leeds Road (A61), Outwood, Wakefield  WF1 2NE
SCHEDULE     RESULTS     PICTURES
Pictures of last year's Show

MEETINGS
Saturday 17th. April  2pm - Speaker Andrew MacDougall.
Saturday 16th. October  2pm.

Outwood Memorial Hall (upstairs), Leeds Road (A61), Outwood, Wakefield  WF1 2NE

2009

AREA SHOW
Saturday 25th. July
Judge: Barry Walker
SCHEDULE          RESULTS          PICTURES
Outwood Memorial Hall, Leeds Road (A61), Outwood, Wakefield  WF1 2NE
KIRKLEES SHOW

MEETINGS
Saturday 18th. April  2pm.
Saturday 17th. October  2pm.

Outwood Memorial Hall, Leeds Road (A61), Outwood, Wakefield  WF1 2NE

BELLCROSS OPEN DAY  Saturday 11th. July

2008

AREA SHOW
Saturday 26th. July
Outwood Memorial Hall, Leeds Road (A61), Outwood, Wakefield  WF1 2NE
Judge : Barry Walker
              SCHEDULE          RESULTS          PICTURES         
Schedules from: Jeff Rhodes 7 Tew Street, Wakefield. WF2 8DR
Tel 01924 217579     email rhodesjeff@care4free.net

MEETINGS
Saturday 19th. April
Saturday 18th. October

Outwood Memorial Hall, Leeds Road (A61), Outwood, Wakefield  WF1 2NE

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2007

AREA SHOW
Saturday 28th. July
Outwood Memorial Hall, Leeds Road (A61), Outwood, Wakefield  WF1 2NE

Schedules from: Jeff Rhodes  7 Tew Street, Wakefield  WF2 8DR  Tel: 01924 217579
RESULTS          PICTURES

BELLCROSS NURSERY OPEN DAY
Saturday 7th. July
PICTURES

MEETINGS
CHANGE OF DATE
Saturday 27th. October NOT Saturday 20th. - Speaker Vincent Potts.
Outwood Memorial Hall, Leeds Road (A61), Outwood, Wakefield  WF1 2NE

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Spring Meeting.  Saturday 15th. April  2006
   A well attended meeting, more in fact than I could include in the attached pictures.  A full discussion on the new show format and its requirements took the initial part of the meeting  I was pleased to inform that we were lucky to have secured total sponsorship for the show with the Victoria Garden Centre [Featherstone], Bag Hill Nurseries, Michelle's Flower arrangements, GT Handcraft, Ironwork Fabrications, and last but not least the venue itself sponsored by  Thorneycroft Resource Centre. All the  sponsors come from Pontefract.        
   This was followed by a demonstration by  Envirolite Energy saving solutions for the growing world. This generated sufficient interest for 8 members to order units, I have made arrangements for a members discount and also for the units to be collected at our area show thus saving postage.  I understand Envirolite are attending the Birmingham Gardeners World  Show at the N.E.C. they will be at stand no. 6136.  If ordering or purchasing at the show ask for National Begonia Society discount.
   The final part of the meeting followed our buffet and consisted of a question and answer session, this was most informative particularly for the new members attending.  The panel consisted of D.Telford,  M.Watson Of Bellcross and last but not least J. Larter.
   Our next meeting will be inclusive of the open day at Bellcross on Saturday1st July, could any attendees please give Margaret the courtesy of a call for refreshment requirements.

Report & pictures by Len Gill

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Area Show  2006
  As mentioned in the Society Bulletin the Leeds Show is moving to a new venue, St Chads. They cannot accommodate the Society's Classes and as a result we have had to make alternative arrangements for this year's Show.  It will be at our Meeting Venue at Pontefract which has excellent all round facilities.  The dates are Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th July

SHOW SCHEDULE

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MEETINGS   2006
Saturday 15th. April
This Meeting will include a demonstration by Envirolite Energy Saving Solutions
www.envirolites.co.uk


Meetings start at 2pm. and are held at
CISWO (Disabled Miners centre), Halfpenny Lane, Pontefract.

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LEEDS FLOWER SHOW  2005
Saturday 6th. & Sunday 7th. August
RESULTS

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Spring Meeting.  Saturday 16th. April  2005.
  The venue now known as Thorneycroft has seen a major refurbishment and members certainly appreciated it.  All the comforts of a starred hotel and the young lady [Karen], a member of the staff, kept quenching our thirst with a continuous supply of tea & coffee included in the buffet.
  The slides on show were mainly depicting a good old begonian Bertie Cruickshank, a perfectionist in his horticulture.  Among many of his hybrids the one he named after his wife still reigns supreme both as a cut bloom or pot plant.  Also attending were Bellcross Nursery with a variety of plants which were snapped up by eager members.
  Our next Meeting, on Saturday 23rd. July will again include a mini show with 1 cut bloom 1 restricted pot, and at this time 1 foliage plant, please check the next bulletin for further details

Report & pictures by Len Gill

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