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Flower Show

The Radley Fete and Flower Show are annual summer events held together at the Village Hall and playing field in Gooseacre each year on a Saturday in late June/early July.

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The Flower Show is an opportunity for villagers to show off their horticultural, culinary, artistic and handicraft skills in some 60-70 different classes. The next show is on Saturday 19th June 2010.

Radley Flower Show is open to everyone. The divisions in which entries are accepted are:
Division A – Vegetable Fruit and Flower
Division B – Floral Art
Division C – Domestic (cookery, handicrafts and photography)
Division D – Youth (a variety of classes for children of secondary school age)
Division E – Children (a variety of classes for children below secondary school age)
A Special Class open to groups or individuals is a recent innovation. This sets a specific challenge which may vary from year to year. The challenge has been ‘Best Scarecrow’ since 2003 apart from 2004 when it was ‘Best Wizard’. The best entry wins a prize of £10 and the runner-up £5.
Exhibits are open to viewing by the public during the afternoon of the Show. Winning produce from a number of the classes is auctioned off at the end of the proceedings to raise further funds, which mainly go towards defraying costs and providing prize monies.

To the victor, the spoils…
Cash prizes, paid for out of the entry fees, are awarded to winners. There are various coveted cups and trophies to be won.

 

Richard West Challenge Trophy Exhibitor with the most points in the Vegetable Classes of Division A
Jeacock Challenge Cup Exhibitor with the most points in the whole of Division A (vegetables, fruit and flowers)
Carl Macklow Memorial Cup Best exhibit of sweet peas
Bill Dockar-Drysdale Rose Memorial Cup Best rose in show
Lily Hadland Cup Best floral exhibit
Walter Long Domestic Cup Exhibitor with the most points in Division C
Woodley Cup (in memory of Ron & Una Woodley) Exhibitor with the most points in Division B
Elizabeth Cup Best cake
Walter Long Domestic Cup Competitor gaining most points in Division C
Doris Gillman Cup Handicraft
Kathleen Rasbridge Trophy Exhibitor gaining most points in the whole show who has not already won a Division cup
Best New Exhibitor Award A prize of £5 to the best exhibit by a new exhibitor in Divisions A, B or C
Harry and May Nye Family Cup Family with the most points
Walter Long Children’s Cup Person gaining most points in Division E
Michael Cooper Cup Photograph showing the best overall technical composition
Michael Portsmouth Cup (im memory of Michael Portsmouth) Most fragrant rose from all the rose classes
Blue Rosette of the Show Most meritorious exhibit in Division A and an award of £5
Best Patchwork Exhibit  

Awards of merit may also be conferred by the Judges.

Winners in 2011

Winners in 2010

Winners in 2009

Winners in 2008

Winners in 2007

For further information contact the Flower Show Secretary, Ann Blake on 01235 520362

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