As I sit to write my 15th report on the DFHS show I will start with a heartfelt thank you to Blandford Horticulture Society for their support with the setting up and wonderful supply of tea, coffee, bacon butties and cakes during the show day. Iwerne Minster produced a lot of entries this year but we missed the entries from Sturminster Newton.
The 15th show was marked with several firsts:
- The first wet show day, but the exhibitors still managed to stage good quality exhibits using their car boots and the entrance hall as cover from the rain.
- Redlynch’s exhibit in class 1 had vegetables from six different members of the society.
- Our home produce and wine judge and steward went home very merry after sampling an excellent exhibit of Fennel Vodka!
- The best exhibit of cookery was a lovely Victoria sandwich made by man from Iwerne Minster club
The hall was full of good quality exhibits so thank you to all exhibitors, stewards and judges who helped the day run smoothly from the setting up to the dismantling.
|Hambro Cup||Best exhibit class 1-7||Broadway and Upway|
|Arthur Sheppard cup||Best exhibit class 8-31||Broadway and Upway|
|Dorset produce Ass. cup||Best exhibit class 32||Blandford|
|Ashton cup||Best exhibit class 33-35 & 68||Iwerne Minster|
|Piddle valley wine cup||Best exhibit class 32,39-42||Redlynch|
|Ashton cup||Best exhibit class 43-64||Redlynch|
|Harry Dawes trophy||best pot plant exhibit||Broadway and Upway|
|Arthur Shepherd shield||best small veg collection||Broadway and Upway|
|Dorset college of Agriculture cup||best fruit exhibit||Redlynch|
|Wyke Regis shield||best vase of chrysanthemums||Redlynch|
|Joan Cann trophy||best vase of Dahlias||Redlynch|
|Joy Collins cup||best cactus of succulent||Broadway and Upway|
|Ashton Rose cup||best exhibit New Society||Not awarded|
|Bob Jones salver||Highest points Flowers||Redlynch|
|Willshire Shield||Highest points 1-78||Redlynch|
|RHS Banksian Medal||Class 1-31,43-78||Iwerne Minster|
Show Secretary: Peter Yeates