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Saturday 2nd. & Sunday 3rd. August  2008.      Portchester Parish Hall.
Judge;  Alan Harris

Report on the Show & more pictures by National Committee member Ian Rhys Williams 
   Dorothy and I travelled down to the South Coast Show at Portchester on Saturday 2nd. of August. We were greeted warmly and were made to feel at home as one of the family.  Alan Harris (National Secretary) judged and was accompanied by Andrew MacDougall (Central Area Representative) as Trainee Judge. The spectacle within the hall was truly breathtaking and the quality of exhibits were truly magnificent. Brian Simmons, Dave Coates, Bill Squibb and all other exhibitors and helpers had tirelessly worked so that the Portchester Show was a resounding success. The stage display was a rainbow of colour and the quality of blooms and foliage plants were truly spectacular.  Brian and Dave posed for a photograph in front of the stage display as they had, thirty years previously at the South Coast Show at Southsea.  Roy Seare displayed a lovely pink seedling on his three cut-bloom board.  Pauline Coates held a beautiful cut-bloom named after her, which was raised by her husband Dave. Gary Dando, Don Dewey, John Chiswell, Phill Champion and Roy Seare and others, travelled far to support the show. A memorable and enjoyable day was had by all who attended.


Members and Exhibitors


Display on the stage


Dave Coates and Brian Simmons


Dave Coates
12 Cut-blooms  1st.


Bill Squibb
12 Cut-blooms  2nd.


John Chiswell
12 Cut-blooms 3rd.


Don Dewey
 3 Cut-blooms Novice  1st.


3 Pots Open 1st.
Dave Coates


Pauline Coates
with the variety named after her.


6 Cut-blooms  2nd.
Bill Squibb


Very promising pink seedling
raised by Roy Seare


3 pots  2nd.
Brian Simmons - website editor


3 cut-blooms  1st.
Brian Simmons


3 cut-blooms  2nd.
Dave Coates


3 cut-blooms  3rd.
John Chiswell

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