Society’s show displays talent

BEER Horticultural Society’s 2010 show was a feast for the senses.

Offering everything from floral displays to home-made brownies, loaves and wine, the event, at Mariners Hall on Thursday, attracted 350 visitors and raised �138 for society funds.

Multi-prize-winner John Lang, of Underleys, Beer, said: “It’s an enjoyable event to be part of, but we need more exhibitors.”

Grace Duvall, six, had been down on holiday last year and was so keen to enter she asked her parents Karl and Clare to return. This paid off, as she won the best decorated pebble class.

There was a bit of sibling rivalry as Clinch sisters Molly, seven, and Jessica, 10, of Barline, Beer, came first and second in the funniest animal veg class. Jessica won the vase of wild flowers. Nathan Crowley, from Liverpool, said: “There’s an impressive selection of local talent, especially the flowers.”

Society chairman Ursula Makepeace said the show had attracted more visitors and more quality exhibits than in previous years. She added: “We hope next year even more children will submit exhibits because they enjoy it and so do the adults.”


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Cup winners: Day Cup, Bob Passey; Davis Cup, Ron Driver; Laverack Cup, no entry; Mayer Cup, John Lang; King Cup, John Lang; Whitney Rose Bowl and gift from Bay View Craft Shop, Barbara Greaves; Asquith Cup, Nikki Oswald; Jean Hill Cup, no entry; Thorn Cup, George Bastone; Nigel Morton Cup, George Bastone and John Lang; Golden Jubilee Shield, Jean Smith; Coronation Cup, Bob Passey; Beer Allotment Shield, Bob Passey; Dahlia Cup, John Lang; Arthur Miller Cup, John Lang; Gunn Cup, George Bastone; Gift from Sidmouth Garden Centre for most outstanding exhibit, John Lang; Kenneth Richardson Morton Cup, Monty Laptin; W. Bastone Cup, Kath White; Jean Davies Cup John Lang; Best Sunflower in Children’s Classes, no entry; Eyles Family Trophy Annabel Jackson; Chambers Cup (winner of Class 106) Archie Sweetland; Chambers Cup (winner of Class 107) Molly Clinch; BHS Shields for winners in children’s classes a) to d), Annabel Jackson, Laura Jackson, Eathan Gribble and Leo Gribble (joint winners), no entries in Class c); Otter Nurseries Cup, Eathan and Leo Gribble; Haynes Cup, Frances Lee; Self Cup, Pamela Davis; May Wakley Cup, Pamela Davis; Sperrin-Meyer Rose Bowl Jean Smith; Wright Trophy, Jean Smith; Peter Owen Cup, Bob Passey;

Makepeace Cup, Henry Jaggers; Fore Street Cup, Joan Frankland; Beer Lady with most points in show Jean Smith; Wendy Underwood Cup, Mr and Mrs Rodgers; Beer Village Forum Shield, The Anchor Inn.