Annual Parish Flower Show

Growers produce the goods despite warm summer

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One of the warmest summers on record did not put off the gardeners of Ponteland, who once again produced the goods at the annual Parish Flower Show.


IMG_5884  lowresAmong the 130 classes displayed at the Memorial Hall on Saturday September 13th were entries in the flowers, fruit and vegetables, children, cookery, handicrafts, wine, art and photography categories.


There were entries in every class for leeks and onions for Ponteland Memorial Hall Leek Club, which joined the Parish Flower Show last year.


Chairman Syd Cowan said: “The show went very well. We had a lovely fine day and that attracted a bigger crowd than normal. With one of the warmest years on record, everything came early but we still had a very good show of vegetables, fruit and flowers.


“We also had an excellent entry to the children’s classes – it took two hours to complete the judging – and a new carving group saw a big increase in woodwork entries.”IMG_5842  lowres





Cover shot: Hannah and Phoebe Burton of Ponteland who got second prize and highly commended in the children’s crafts class. Photos by Trevor Walker






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