Sunday, 19 August 2012

The Trelawnyd Flower Show 2012

I thought I would post a selection of photos from yesterdays Flower Show
In the end our exhibit entries were the highest ever ( thanks to some supportive bloggers and local friends)
and the Memorial Hall was transformed yet again into a vintage show that was worthy of  something out of Mrs Miniver
ValHassall's winning Floral art
The miniature floral displays, cups and Show Secretary(Slyvia) and Treasurer (Irene)
Mr Vincent's infamous Prize winning "Effing" Fuchsia can be seen clearly in the background
The Veg entries , despite the bad summer were impressive ( and I am quoting the veg judge)

Roses and Flowers

Novelty Veg was well supported ( after my low level bullying)

My winning Olympic Courgette

Olwyen Dillworth's last minute "bananas in pyjamas"

Floral Art

flower classes

Onion Classes

Domestic Classes ( Well done to ITU nurses Ann Beech and Greta for their first prizes)

 art classes

Veg

The Official "Judge" photo with their traditional "Auntie Glad" scone tea!

Terry and Anne Malthoff show stewards

Gladys

Blogger Anne Gordon's first prize( one of two)

Blogger Kath's first Prize in the Card section was ably supported by Weaver Of Grass's second place!(below)


Anne Gordon's Cup!(for highest points in the craft section)


Adam and Kath ( two of my friends from sheffield, who had come over to see us yesterday

Villagers Robert and Sandra Cameron who did so well in the veg classes


Poultry farmer Eilys (left) looking somewhat bemused at her second place prize in the floral art

As usual it was all rather hard work,but it was an enjoyable day
Thanks to committee members
Sylvia, Irene,Terry, Ann,Carol,Gladys,John F,Pat, for all their hard work setting up, running and taking down of the Show
A big thank you too to the Helpers on the day, and to all of the competitors who have given a great deal of time and effort to keep the tradition of the Flower Show afternoon going
I AM OFF TO LIE DOWN IN A DARKENED ROOM

57 comments:

  1. Is your prize-winning courgette meant to be a self-portrait she asks?
    Glad I won second prize with my card.

    Doesn't everyone look happy - well done to you all.

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  2. It's the 'domestic' section that get's my vote. All those jams, jellies, cakes, buns, etc; enough to make a baby cry!

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  3. The red onions look highly polished ! Love the novelty one with the nasturtians around !

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  4. Congratulations - what a mammoth event. That takes some organisation and hard work - no doubt done by a dedicated few.
    I'll be studying your photographs and gleaning ideas for our next village show. What a wonderful show. Well done.x

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  5. Oh golly I can see my card in a couple of shots - it feels surreal to be part of this gorgeous real flower on the other side of the World. Congrats to fellow bloggers and I love the Dorset buttons on Kath's card. And your leonine squash John. And the metallic onions... Well done for pulling it all together John and the Flower Show team xxx

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  6. A truly fine display. Does the bloke in the black shirt and white tie represent the Trelawnyd Mafia, or the Gene (Mr) Vincent fan-club?

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  7. Your first photo - of the vegetable basket is superb - a testament to the Earth's bounty and the passion of a proud vegetable gardener. So pleased the show went well. Time to start planning for next year now you've had your little lie down in a darkened room.

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  8. What a beautiful Sunday morning post, I've been looking forward to this . . . Recently in North wales I saw the brightest blue (not lilac) Hydrangeas (sp?) is this to do with natural high iron content in the soil do you know?
    Wonderful pics, thanks x

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  9. Wow what a wonderful show, so much to admire- I love the bananas!
    I could just dive into that basket of veg- how fresh and appetising it all looks.

    Well done to everyone concerned for all your hard work. I loved being a long-distance entrant :-D

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  10. That looks amazing. I do love a show. I loved the bananas in pyjamas.

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  11. I love these pictures, John. The standard Of entries looks very high. Lots of congratulations to everybody including the blogger entries for putting on such a brilliant show. You deserve a nice, relaxing, chill out day today

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  12. It looks like you had a great day.

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  13. I was in total awe in seeing all the fantastic photos ... what a great turnout never mind all the wonderful entries. You must be exhausted, as there is much behind the scenes that go into these events. Bravo John it was a smash hit ! x

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  14. Bugerlugs - it does have a lot to do with the soil.

    This year I moved a mature hydrangea from a border where it was bright pink. It was a bit of a risk. But with all the rain it has not only survived, but gone on to flower.

    But now it has some pink flowers, some bright blue flowers, and some halfway in between...

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  15. This looked great fun. The 'effing' fuschia looked 'effing' gorgeous.
    Go have a nap.
    Jane x

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  16. Oh it all looks lovely, well done to the organisers and well done to all the winners. And to you on the Olympic courgette!

    I had my 'small floral arrangement in unusual container' planned and picked for and then at the 11th hour (Friday morning) my dog sitter let me down :( )

    Next year John.

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  17. wELL DONE EVERYONE! Years ago when our kids were little and entering their goats in the county fairs I will follow alon with my own flower entries and photography. Those were good days. Thanks for the memories John. Sleep well.

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  18. Marvellous.
    My faith in human nature is restored.

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  19. well done! everything is gorgeous! the veggies, flowers, foods and crafts--what a talented bunch of hard working people--and thank you for sharing it all with us!

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  20. Every exhibit was as beautiful as the previous one. Congratulations to all involved and thanks, John, that I here in faraway Africa could share the day with you. (I miss these things now I live far away from my community in SA) It was good to see "aunty" Gladys too. Have a great day. Jo

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  21. Wow! the spreads of entries are impressive. (And I'm lucky to get a few tomatoes to grow.) Maybe next year,I'll get a card in...

    Congrats to you and all the organizers for a successful show!

    Janet

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  22. That looks like a wonderful show! I love the "special" veggie section!

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  23. Very impressive collection of produce and producers. And so nice to see lovely Gladys again!

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  24. Congratulations to everyone involved..it looked like a lovely day and the exhibits are impressive.

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  25. That was a really big event. Congrats to the organizers and participants.

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  26. Everything looks incredible. What fun it would be to see Trelawnyd and the Flower Show some day. Congrats on your brilliant Olympic design and so glad Olwyen Dillworth covered their bananas!

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  27. Looks like a good time!

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  29. Are the Hydrangers (sic:Hydrangeas) a Welsh off-shoot of the Texas Rangers and, I know what one does in Art Classes but what does one do in Onion Classes, - Cry, perhaps? lol!

    Great exhibits and well shown. Or grandsons presented us with a arty craft construction yesterday and I'll be posting an picture of it later today - Do drop in and have a 'peek-a-boo'.

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  30. So was Chris involved in this great occasion or was he attending to urgent academic business?

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  31. nick
    he was on the sub bench to support the teas!

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  32. Another successful 'show'! Good work everyone!

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  33. I love the photo of Aunt Gladys. Thanks for sharing the wonderful offerings of the show.

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  34. Well done, John! This was my first year attending any kind of flower show, and out of Prestatyn, Denbigh & Flint and Trelawnyd, Trelawnyd was definitely my favourite. It was packed!

    I'm looking forward to entering next year! :D

    Hannah

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  35. hannah email me... I would like to invite you to join our committee

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  36. Looks like it was a great show. I would so come to that and enter items in it if I lived there! Looks to be great fun! The picture of Auntie Gladys made me smile :O). How she reminds me of my grandma that raised me! She was a tiny little thing just like Aunty Gladys and just so sweet and kind. I always love seeing Gladys on your blog :O). Congrats on a great show!

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  37. Wow, looks like all your hard work paid off, and the show was a resounding success. Fun, too! I got a real kick out of the novelty veggies. They remind me of some of the folk art we saw at the show we attended this weekend.

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  38. Just lovely!!! Great efforts & turnout! xo

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  39. Thanks for posting so many pictures! I envy you for this fantastic display of village life. Love those purple onions and congratulations on the winning courgette!!

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  40. Looks like a fantastic show John. Even thought you seem to have been very busy and taking photos as well. Great photos by the way. I guess now you can relax in your darkened room.

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  41. A lot of work must have gone into these exhibits, I can't imagine how many hours! Well done to everybody.

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  42. Oh my how wonderful ~ well done to everyone who won!

    I too was very struck by those beautiful red onions ~ they looked like pieces of art!

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  43. Everyone's done well to grow anything this year, what with the weather we've had. I've managed two strawberries, four goosberries and one pod of broad beans. So they all get a first prize from me!

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  44. What a brilliant day! The trouble that people went to with their entries, it must have been more like an art gallery.

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  45. I loved seeing the entries to the show. My dad used to enter vegetables and flowers into his village show, I think he even sponsored some of the awards (obviously not the categories he entered). I think it brought him great pleasure. He started growing vegetables when he was five and continued all his life - even when he lived overseas.
    Thanks for the really wonderful memories.
    Helen

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  46. ...and the Gold medals keep rolling in! What fantastic pictures...looks like a great show!

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  47. another superb performance...congrats..John!

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  48. What a fabulous day. A great use of a courgette, such imagination love it!

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  49. Congratulations, John, on another job well done. Lane

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  50. My cup runneth over....literally!!!!I'm SO HAPPY I won.....suddenly I've become very competitive.....could I attend in person next year to try and hold on to MY CUP?|!!!||!!!
    Thanks John for letting me take part and Congrats to the other winners too.

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  51. I love old fashioned shows and all that hey embody. Went to the Hayscastle show the other week. My neighbour, Myfanwy (seldom seen in public without floral tabbard) won second prize in the 'cheese scones' - she was made up for the weekend.

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  52. I couldn't see a whole photo of the novelty veg beetroot - what was it supposed to be?

    And a class for a boiled egg?!!!

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  53. well done - ESPECIALLY to MY friend Ann Gordon!!

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  54. Looks like it was a fantastic success, John. Congratulations to all!

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  55. Congratulations, John! I can't imagine how to do all the things you do.

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  56. Lovely. Gorgeous! Good work once again. Congrats on a wonderful show.

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