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SOUTH COAST AREA SHOW   2005
Saturday 6th.& Sunday 7th. August
Portchester Parish Hall.

   After 32 years of staging our annual Area Show in the floral marquee of the Southsea Show it was time for a change, the obvious new venue being the hall that we use for our meetings, and so on Friday 5th. August we gathered to set up our new  show.  We were working to a very tight schedule as the hall was booked for a bridge group in the afternoon. Our window was 0900 - 1300 and after 1630, we could only work on the stage in the morning.
  By the time we had to evacuate for lunch the stand was virtually complete, allowing us to concentrate on setting out the tables for competitive classes as soon as the hall became free again.
  As can be seen from the pictures below it was all a great success, exceeding our expectations.  The tables were full and our group display was the best for years.  A total of 129 blooms, 32 pots and 9 baskets, all to a very high standard, were exhibited. 


Group display on the stage


Centre view of hall


View left


View right


Gerry Want
12 cut-blooms   1st. 


Dave Coates
Best cut-bloom in Show


Bill Squibb
Best pot in Show.


Dave & Brian Simmons
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Pictures & report by the Editor

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More pictures of the Show by Dave Coates


Best pot
Vera Coates
Bill Squibb


Non tuberous 1st.
B.'Escargot'
Bill Squibb


Non tuberous 2nd.
B.boliviencis 'Bonfire'
Peter Harden


Best cut-bloom
Sylvia Johnson
Dave Coates

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