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Flower show held in memory of club stalwart

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Earby Gardeners’ Society’s annual spring bulb show proved to be an emotional affair at the weekend as thoughts were with former club stalwart Peter Bullock as much as the plants presented.

This was the first show to be held following the shock death of Mr Bullock earlier this month who was the Society’s Chairman and Secretary for many years.

But New Road Community Centre was full of colourful flowers and brimming with people as it was held in tribute to the keen botanist.

The sun shone on Earby too in stark contrast to last year’s event which was cancelled due to snow.

President David Hartley said: “We miss Peter very much as, along with Dorothy, he did all the organising for this show.

“But people have stepped into the breach and rallied around it and it was very successful.

“The weather helped; the daffodils were about, the tulips have come out and there were a few crocuses lingering on.

“There were loads of people this year. I don’t know if that was because this was in memory of Peter but it was a very pleasant day.”

Mr Hartley won the Holgate Cup for most points and the runner-up was Joyce Myers. Mr Hartley also scooped best exhibit.

The Society’s annual meeting will be held at New Road Community Centre on Thursday at 7-30pm.

Go online to www.pendletoday.co.uk for video and a full list of winners.

 

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