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Saturday 23rd. & Sunday 24th.August

   This popular show and flower festival takes place over the August Bank holiday on the Salthouse Fields on the sea front. Besides the locals, it is popular venue for day trippers. While Saturday was fair, the event fell foul of the weather on Sunday morning but it cleared and the crowds came out.
   Historically it has been renowned for its begonia displays. However, it has suffered of late, and the worst was feared. At one time it looked as though only Lakin Earl would be exhibiting. However, Chad Stones travelled up from Tiverton, Devon and between them they entered some class pots that were much admired.
   Even yours truly was press ganged to enter some blooms to keep the class going. It is by default I am now the proud holder of the L N Earl shield!
   The other highlight was the display of begonias put in by Tony Willoughby, once again taking a creditable second to Mark Perry’s class vegetable display.

It is to be hoped that the effort put in will result in a revival for the begonia classes in 2009.


Pot entries

Lakin Earl with his 3 pots

Foliage & Pot Plant entries

Display

Tony Willoughby's Display Entry

Display

General view

Tiger Paws - Best in Show

Chad Stone's 3 pot entry

Mrs Elizabeth McLauchlan

Whispers

Angela Jane

Powder Puff

Golden Hind

Roy Hartley

General view

Cut-bloom entry
 
Fred Martin, Spring Time, Beryl Spurr

Winning vegetables

Report & pictures by Basil Billinger.

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