VIDEO: Southwick and Fishersgate autumn show.

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CHRYSANTHEMUMS of all shapes and sizes were enjoyed by a steady stream of visitors at Southwick and Fishersgate Horticultural Society’s 64th autumn flower show.

Pride of place went to a pumpkin weighing in at 126.73lbs (57.5kg), grown by Bob Bingham.

Ruth Gillingham with her winning exhibit. Photo by Derek Martin D14431141a

Ruth Gillingham with her winning exhibit. Photo by Derek Martin D14431141a

Kent Kressner and Julie MacCulloch were joint winners in the chrysanthemum classes and the judge was impressed with the quality of blooms.

There were tasty cakes and savouries in the cooking section and Alan Varney won the men’s class with his sausage plait.

In the handicraft section, there were some amazing exhibits, with Anne Stone winning the Red Ribbon Award for her cross-stitch picture of river bank scenes.

The photography section was well supported, with Sheila Sharman gaining most points.

Joan Butland with her cross stitch exhibit. Photo by Derek Martin D14431149a

Joan Butland with her cross stitch exhibit. Photo by Derek Martin D14431149a

Organisers congratulated the new exhibitors who won awards.

The society meets on the last Tuesday of the month and new members are welcome. Visit www.sfhorticulturalsociety.org.uk for further information.

Results

Hide Challenge Cup – Kent Kressner

Frank Green Trophy – Julie MacCulloch

Glebe Trophy – Julie MacCulloch

Bessie Thrasher Memorial Trophy – Ruth Stanyon

Lewis Horticultural Cup –Mac MacCulloch

Flinn Autumn Challenge Cup – Julie MacCulloch

The Florence Trophy – Jayne Pumfrey

Ward Cup – joint winners, Diane Coe and Jayne Pumfrey

Gorringe Challenge Floral Cup – joint winners, Brenda Gifford and Jayne Pumfrey

Gooding Cup – Marian Varney

Marie Agnes Smith Memorial Bowl – Robina Casemore

Brian Wilkins Trophy – Sheila Sharman

Oban Cup – Julie MacCulloch

Harold V McCallum Trophy – Alan Varney

National Chrysanth Society Silver Medal – Kent Kressner

National Chrysanth Society Bronze Medal – Kent Kressner

Berry Trophy, joint – Ted Banks and Ruth Gillingham.