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AGS Shows: East Lancashire National Show 22nd March 2014

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Held at Whitworth Civic Hall, near Rochdale.

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Contribution from Cliff Booker 22 March 2014, 19:20top / bottom of page

A nice hot soothing bath, a hearty meal, two G&T's that didn't touch the sides and a quick look at the football scores and now time to report on another wonderful East Lancashire AGS Show held here at 'sunny' Whitworth today.
We welcomed sixty four exhibitors from near and far (from Whitworth to Bacup, from North Wales to Ireland, from Northumberland to the West Midlands, from the Lake District to Lincolnshire) and visitors in abundance.  The hall was packed with beautifully grown gems and three new exhibitors attracted red stickers and trophies in equal measure.  A full report with images will appear when the aforementioned G&T's wear off, but for now let it suffice to say that Frank and Barbara Hoyle took the ultimate award for the second week running with their indomitable Cyclamen (displayed this time in a wondrous six-pan), which was voted 'Best in Show', but couldn't be awarded a second Farrer Medal.  The weather was slightly exaggerated above, while the sun did shine for a minute or two we were treated to heavy rain, hail, sleet and snow for the majority of the day.  Did this dampen our East Lanc's spirit ... not in the slightest!!!  Hearty congratulations and many thanks to Carol Kellett and her magnificent team on another terrific East Lancashire AGS Show.

We trust the exhibitors, nurserymen, judges and visitors enjoyed a safe and trouble-free journey home and many thanks to you all for your participation in this excellent event.

 

Contribution from Ian Instone 22 March 2014, 23:18top / bottom of page

Below are a few pictures I took at the East Lancashire show.


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