Thursday, 8 October 2015


 September saw one of the Society’s Premier events take place at the Coronation Hall in Toton. It was the Annual Open Show and what a great occasion it was. There were 600 exhibits from 56 exhibitors and this included 2 children whose entries were quite stunning.
On the Saturday we were extremely pleased to meet with the Mayor of Broxtowe, Councillor Mrs Susan Bagshaw and she was accompanied by her Consort. Our Chairman Mrs Penny Newbold introduced Councillor Bagshaw to the helpers, Volunteers and other Committee members as they inspected the vast array of flowers, vegetables, plants and many other exhibits.
Judging took place during the late morning and during the afternoon there was a tremendous sense of success and achievement as the exhibitors noted the awards and prizes that they had achieved. Everyone present acknowledged the level of success once again this Annual Show produced.
Sunday was the final day of the event and members showed their appreciation when the produce including plants, cut flowers and vegetables were auctioned off. This achieved considerable funds to help the Society for the forthcoming season.
There was yet another treat instore for this very vibrant “Growing Community”, because at the normal third Tuesday of the month’s meeting Mr Dominic Heale of BBC Nottingham agreed to present the Trophies and Awards. This proved to be a very popular and agreeable way to reward all of the contributors and not just the award winners.
Mrs Penny Newbold led the whole of the members present in thanking not only the exhibitors but also all of the Volunteers, Helpers and other Committee Members who gave of their time to make this Annual Show such a success.
The evening was rounded up by a very interesting talk by Mr Tony Lee the Society’s President on Mountain Flower. His talk was supported by some extremely interesting photo slides of his Alpine Travels.
The next meeting will be held on the 20th October and as well as having a talk given by Mr Steven Wright entitled Gardens of the National Trust the evening will also be our Chrysanthemum, Pot Plant and Apple Show.
Come and join this “Growing Community” at the Moorlands Club, Curzon Street. Long Eaton.

Children's Trophy 1
Best Exhibit Class 135-137
Tia Clements-Fletcher
Children's Trophy 2
Best Exhibit Class 138-140
Tia Clements- Fletcher
Albert Love Memorial Silver Challenge Cup
Children's Class 135-140
Tia Clements-Fletcher
Nora Hudson Wine Trophy
Best Exhibit Class 148-154
Nora Hudson
Porteus Silver Challenge Cup
Best Exhibit Class 120-130
Carolyn Robinson
Clayton Cup
Best Exhibit Class 113-116
Not Awarded
Novice Trophy (Fuchsia)
Best Exhibit Class 92
Jo Burchell
The British Fuchsia Society Blue Rosette
Best Exhibit Class 92-100
Brian Pinfold
The British Fuchsia Society Bronze Medal
Best Exhibit Class 92-100
Lyndon Clements
Payne Silver Challenge Plaque
Best Exhibit Class 92-100
Lyndon Clements
Novice Trophy (Dahlias)
Best Exhibit Class 89
Carolyn Robinson
Newbold Silver Challenge Cup
Best Exhibit Class 87
John Lumbis
National Dahlia Society Silver Medal
Best Vase Class 80-89
John Lumbis
Novice Trophy (Chrysanthemums)
Best Exhibit Class 76
No entries
Wathall Challenge Bowl
Best Exhibit Class 75
Mick Hogg
Buckley Challenge Bowl
Best Vase Class 70-76
Shaun Edwards
National Chrysanthemum Society Silver Medal
Best Vase Class 70-76
Mick Hogg
Long Eaton Chrysanthemum Society Trophy
Best Vase Class 70-76
Mick Hogg
Garden News Trophy
Best Exhibit Class 60-66
Lyndon Clements
The Vic Taylor Trophy
Best Exhibit Class 53-54
Peter Harvey
75th Year Shield
Best Exhibit Class 43-48
David Jamson
Noel Rice Fruit Trophy
Best Exhibit Class 49
David Jamson
Onions Trophy
Heaviest Dressed Onion
John Lumbris
National Vegetable Society Medal
Most Meritorious Exhibit Class 5-38
Edgar Spencer
McCracken Silver Challenge Cup
Best Exhibit Class 1 or 2
Brian & Margaret Hobby
The Banksian Medal
Horticultural Class 1-116
Lyndon Clements