20 June 2024

Warm welcome for all at spring show

By Terry Bearpark

The Roos and District Horticultural Society’s 69th spring show took place last Saturday.

Despite the cold and wet weather there was a warm welcome for visitors inside the playing field pavilion to view the many entries in the different classes such as flowers, plants and bulbs, decorative arrangements, photography, fruit and vegetables, eggs and plenty of classes for children which attracted a large entry.

Prizes were presented by Roos resident Sally Mayhew.

Main winners were: Mrs M Moore, rosette for the best in cut flowers ; Fran Altoft, rosette for best in plants and bulbs, Linda Barker, rosette for best in fruit and vegetables; Mrs F Altoft, The President’s Cup for the best in cultural exhibit; Mrs J Whitehead, The Sheila Winter Rose Bowl for the best exhibit in floral art; Mr R Schleicher, the 40th Anniversary Cup for the best exhibit in eggs; Oscar G, The Children’s Cup for the best children’s exhibit; Mr D Hook, The Stag Trophy for the best exhibit in photography; Mrs J Whitehead, The Lion Cup, for the best entry in class 15; Mrs J Whitehead, The Horn Tankard for the most points in classes 14-18; Connie Thompson, the Harry and Elsie Hinch Memorial Cup for the most points in the children’s classes and Mrs J Whitehead, The Dorothy Cook Memorial Cup and the RHS Affiliated Society’s Card, for the best exhibit in the show.

Society president Linda Barker thanked those who had entered, visitors, the hard-working committee and everyone who has supported the society.

She said: “It is important that shows such as Roos continue as part of village life, bring everyone together in a common interest.”

Committee members and helpers are always needed to spare a small amount of time to keep the shows going. If you can help, contact the secretary, Mary Jane Barker, on 01964 670259.

The 81st annual summer show will take place on Saturday, July 8, at the playing field.