AN ANNUAL horticultural show has gone ahead for the first time in two years.

More than 100 people attended the Broadwindsor and District Horticultural Society's Annual Show on Monday, August 30.

Going ahead for the first time since 2019 due to the pandemic, the show had a wide variety of exhibits covering fruit and vegetables, flowers, flower arrangements, photography and homecraft, along with a variety of classes for younger people.

The show's organisers received 322 entries and said the quality of the entries was 'very high' with a large number from people who had never entered the show before.

The winner of the Comrades Hall Cup for the highest total of points in the show was Brian Stone. In the Fruit and Vegetables section, the winner was Bob Link with second place going to Kirsty Moore.

Barry Clare scooped up both the WL Giles Cup for the Top Tray and the Bennett Cup for the best onions. In the flowers section, the overall winner was Brian Stone, who received the Jim Crabb Trophy. Mr Stone also won the Ian Jones Dahlia Cup. Pauline Busk won the Reg Hansford Trophy, for a vase of mixed flowers. The Doug Creed Trophy for the best perfumed rose was won by Liz Studley.

In the flower arrangement section, both the Floral Challenge Cup and the Leonard Studley Cup for the best buttonhole was won by Jo Love. In the photographic section, Den Chandler won both the Jubilee Photographic Cup for the best photo and the Photographic Trophy for the most points in the section. In the homecraft section, the WI Challenge Cup and the Richard Thornburgh Chutney Challenge Trophy were both won by Becky Curtis. The Maurice Yarham Cordial Trophy was won by Jo Love..

In the young people’s section, Willow Mckenzie was crowned the winner of the Children’s Cup for the most points and Eden Nikolov won the Community Shop Cup for the best exhibit.