I remember taking these photos of our local village flower show last year. Its come round again and I managed two entries: in Class 134 – An item of Handmade Jewellery and Class 140 – Felt Brooch (Novice). Both produced at the Last Minute (8 o’clock at night to be handed in before 10 o’clock).
The whole thing is presided over by a painting of the Queen Mother as a young woman who opened the show in 1919. The cake section was extensive and the six foot long leeks quite impressive. Someone had produced prize begonias bigger than a fist that looked like they were made of silk. My results? Third prize out of three for my felt brooch (Novice) – oh dear! At least it came with some helpful advice in beautiful hand-writing and I’m glad I participated. Next year I will do more: I should have entered some of our apples which are every bit as good as the ones exhibited.