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Allotment and Home Gardens show a success

Allotment and Home Gardens show a success

Francis Batt

Allotment and Home Gardens show a success
Prize winner Don Hartridge and wife Fran
A year's hard work was celebrated as Windsor's allotment holders turned out in force on Saturday.

Windsor Allotment and Home Gardens Association's committee chairman Frank Tarrant described the atmosphere at its annual show as 'excellent'. 

There was something for all the family with the exhibits on display in Gardener's Hall, St Leonard's Road, Windsor and a fete offering a bouncy castle, stalls and games for younger visitors outside.

Mr Tarrant said: "Once people thought only old blokes cultivated allotments, now whole families are involved - wives just as much as husbands.

"Only 75 per cent of allotment in the Windsor area were taken 25 years ago, now it is more like 95 per cent.

"There aren't many vacancies any more, people are much greener than they were."

Cups

Flowers and vegetables

Best display of vegetables - 1 and Banksian Medal, Mike Samuel

Best allotment - 1 and Fred Rose Memorial Shield, Fred Fletcher

Two vases of flowers and three kinds of vegetable - 1 and AL Wigan 'master gardener' Cup, Bob Grindley

Three varieties of vegetable - 1 and Garden News Mahogany Shield, N Adamson

Onions - 1 and Sir William Carter Memorial Cup, Fred Fletcher

Most points in novice section - 1 and Arthur and Mary Memorial, Kay Eglise

Most wins in senior vegetable categories - 1 and RG Rawkins Cup, Ken Bayley

Two pot plants excluding fuchsias - 1 and Lilian Davies Memorial Rose Bowl, Mike Samuel

Best individual entry in flower category - 1 and Rose Mundy Cup, Mike Samuel

Most points in flower section - 1 and Eileen Rose Bowl, Joe Rigg

Most points in dahlia section - 1 and Shergold Memorial Cup, Dan Hartridge

Domestic

Best exhibit in domestic class - 1 and Sue Bridger Challenge Cup, Michelle Thomas

Most points in classes - 1 and Frank Beeson Cup, Mavis Waghorn

Children's section

E Bastow Challenge Cup and certificate - Delphina Cappelini; Gemma Kelliher; C Eaton.

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