All things bright and beautiful

Over Kellet and District Horticultural Society 64th annual show.'Judges and committee members.

Over Kellet and District Horticultural Society 64th annual show.'Judges and committee members.

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Over Kellet and District Horticultural Society held its 64th Annual Open Show in Over Kellet Village Hall on Saturday, September 8.

The show attracted 520 entries (compared to 411 in 2011) with exhibitors from North Lancashire and South Cumbria.

It had classes for flowers and fruit and vegetables in the horticultural sections (both open and local), as well as cookery, craft and children’s and young persons classes.

The show was well supported by exhibitors and public alike and was opened by Mary Gibson, chairman of the Lancashire Federation of Women’s Institutes.

Exhibitors, judges, members and visitors all passed favourable comments on both the high standard of exhibits and number of entries.

Flower sections, in particular dahlias and gladioli, drew many admiring comments, as did the size and quality of exhibits in fruit and vegetable classes.

The cookery section attracted 103 entries with the judge, Mrs D M Galbraith of Natland, Kendal, commenting on the high standard. The children’s and young persons section was also well supported.

When it came to trophies, Brian Noon from Lancaster captured the award for the best horticultural exhibit in show, with his top tray of three types of vegetables, containing parsnips as long as your arm.

In the cookery section, Mary Butler of Over Kellet won three trophies.

In the children’s section the Burkhart family of Caton took home three of the four children’s and teenagers’ trophies.