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Flower show winners pick up trophies
11:50am Sunday 23rd September 2012 in Worcester
THE winners from this year’s Worcester City Flower Show have been honoured with an array of trophies.
A colourful day was enjoyed in Gheluvelt Park on Saturday, August 18, and the winners turned out at the Guildhall on Thursday to be presented with their awards.
They included Fred Hunt, of Holberrow Green, near Redditch, who was the overall winner of the floral section; Brian Sampson, of Claines, Worcester, who won the vegetables and fruit section; Joy Hoskins, of Arboretum, who impressed judges in the cakes and preserves category; Sarah Recker, of Northwick, who won for her photography; and Anne Crowther, of Kempsey, who received the Mayor’s Trophy for her handicraft work.
Councillor Roger Knight, Worcester City Council ’s cabinet member for cleaner and greener, said: “The Worcester Flower Show gets bigger and better every year. The standard of entries was incredibly high, and is a testament to the wealth of horticultural talent that our city possesses.”
The winners’ names will be engraved on each trophy, which will then be displayed in a cabinet at the Guildhall.
The cups, which originally formed part of the St Wulstan’s Agricultural Show and were donated by allotment holder and resident Dan Robb, include one which was originally donated by former Worcester MP Lord Peter Walker and a rose bowl-shaped trophy donated by the late Bill Reynolds, former landlord of the Glover’s Needle pub, near Warndon.