Tilehurst Horticultural Association

Summer Show 2017

Our annual Summer Show took place this year on 5th August 2017 in Tilehurst Village Hall, Victoria Road and members of the THA and Tilehurst residents enjoyed exhibiting their produce. 

Disappointingly, entries in the Vegetable and Fruit classes were lower than in previous years, as were those in the Junior classes. The spectacle of flowers on display, however, more than made up for this, and the number and quality of dahlia entries especially was noteworthy. There were also a good number of entries in the Flowers, Flower Arrangements and Photography classes.  Cookery and Preserves held their own, with a high standard of exhibits presented. 

Two novelty classes were introduced this year, one for the longest stick of rhubarb and the other for a margarine tub of home-made compost and these classes generated a good number of entries and much interest. 

This was the last Show to be arranged by our current Show Secretary, Sheila Cox, and at the beginning of the trophy presentations Chairman Terry Bryant presented her with a bouquet of flowers in thanks for her contribution over the last five years. 

She will be replaced by Claire O’Brien who was learning the ropes at this year’s Show.

The full list of Trophy Winners is to be found here, together with photos of our President, Lynne Jones, making the awards.

Best in Show winners were as follows –  

Vegetables  Fruit Pot Plant 

  Rod Cox   Leslie Burrow        Sheila Cox

Flower Arrangement Flowers 

Alice Fisher             Sheila Cox 

Sheila Cox was also awarded the Dick Wilcox Shield of Excellence for Best Exhibit in Show for her flowers.

More photos on our Summer Show Photos 2017 page.

Thanks once again to all those local businesses who sponsored our Show and donated raffle prizes.  We do appreciate your support which helps us to continue this tradition.  Summer Show 2017 Sponsors listed here. 

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