Bumper spring flower show marks society’s centenary

The Chairperson of Colne Horticultural Society Eileen Windle, helps with the judging at the Centenary Show
The Chairperson of Colne Horticultural Society Eileen Windle, helps with the judging at the Centenary Show

A Colne group, who are celebrating their centenary year, have thanked everybody who helped make their annual Daffodil and Spring Flower Show a success.

The Colne Horticultural Society event was held on Saturday, April 11th, at North Valley Community Centre.

More than 200 exhibits were entered into the show, which was enjoyed by residents and VIPs alike.

Those in attendance included Trawden Show chairman Jacqueline Hawkins, Pendle’s deputy mayor and mayoress Coun. Nawaz Ahmed and Mrs Azmat Ahmed, conservative candidate Andrew Stephenson, Doug Cottam, and councillors from across different political parties.

Judges were impressed by the standard of entries in the show, and prizes were presented by Amanda Leighton, from Gledstone Gardens.

Tributes were also paid to horticulture enthusiast Alan Greenwood, who died in December, and Agnes ‘Nan’ Moulding, who died earlier this year.

Society President John Gott (68), who joined the group in the 1970s, said: “It was successful, and everybody enjoyed it. There are not many organisations that are 100 years old, and a thank you was given to everybody for their support, and the committee for the hard work they put into the show. Chairman Eileen Windle gave a speech on the show, and went through the years.”

Colne Horticultural Society’s next AGM will take place on May 20th from 7pm at North Valley Community Centre.

All residents are invited to come along.

Results from the show: Daffodil Championship Trophy, Tom Alty; Daffodil Medal for Best in Show, Tom Alty; Samuel Twynham Trophy, Andrew Clark; Colne Horticultural Society Trophy for Most Points in Show (sponsored by LBS), Tom Alty; Best Daffodil with a Pink Cup, Tom Alty; Baking and Preserves, Rosey Thompson; Most Points in Handicrafts, Pat Norcross; Floral Art, Kitty Crabtree, Rosey Thompson; Most Points in Novice Section, Jill Pengelly; Most Points for Bulbs in Pots, Michael Osborn; Committee Cup, Eileen Windle