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Results from Annual Autumn Show 2014

The North Luffenham Garden Club held its 16th Annual Autumn Show this Sunday 14th September in the village Community Centre and school hall.

We were thrilled with the turn out, with 55 people entering one or more classes and a total of 389 entries overall, an all-time record! On Sunday morning when the entries were arriving, I was concerned we weren’t going to fit everything in! But that’s a brilliant problem to have!

Hall full of entries

Hall full of entries

The show has a really friendly, family feel to it. It really was a celebration of what everybody had achieved in their gardens, and a showcase of hidden talents with some stunning craft and photography entries.

We were also delighted that there were more children’s entries this year which included some from the School gardening club and the North Luffenham Beavers.

Entry into most humorous vegetable

Entry into most humorous vegetable

A campaign earlier in the year to encourage more flower arranging entries, with a series of free classes held in the village run by one of the members, Sally Lambert and a new prize of an RHS Grenfell Medal certainly paid off too, with 20 in total.

The hall was a wonderful sight – thank you to everyone who made the effort to put in entries, and to all the hardworking volunteers who helped the day run so smoothly.

Katy Ellis


Overall Winner (most points in the show) – President’s Cup

  • 1st- ALan Lambert
  • 2nd – Finola Timmins
  • 3rd – Linda Ellis
Alan Lambert with prize winning marrows

Alan Lambert with prize winning marrows

Best in Show – The Freddie Clyant Trophy

Winner Jeanette Holdstock (stained glass lamp)

Jeanette Holdstock with prize winning lamp

Jeanette Holdstock with prize winning lamp

Alicia CLyant presenting bowl to Jeanette Holdstock

Alicia CLyant presenting bowl to Jeanette Holdstock

RHS Grenfell Medal (for most points in flower arranging categories)

Katy Ellis

Katy Ellis with Grenfell Medal

Katy Ellis with Grenfell Medal

Best Photograph in Show

Andrew Robinson (butterfly migration)

Andrew Robinson with prize winning photograph

Andrew Robinson with prize winning photograph

Under 16 Best Photograph in Show

Jessica Ellis (garden at Prebendal House, Empingham)

Children’s Best in Show

Jessica Ellis (homemade decorated cupcakes)

Overall Winner – under 8s joint 1st

George Morris, Sam Sheppard, Nat Conant

Overall Winner age 8-12

  • 1st Emily Barrett
  • 2nd Ellen Marson
  • 3rd – Jessica Ellis

Overall Winner age 13-16

  • 1st Emily Martin
  • 2nd Thomas Ellis


Carpet Bowls Singles Competition Results 2013

On Saturday 22 September members of the North Luffenham Carpet Bowls Club (NLCBC) met in the Community Centre.

The occasion was the Singles Competition which is held every year about this time. It is a prelude to the coming start of the League competitions in which the NLCBC enters two teams, Fourteen players took part in a ‘Round Robin’ and were supported by members of the Club, relatives and friends.

Of course competition was keen, with many cliff hanging moments, Play went on all afternoon. The out come was: Tim Smalley – took the Winners Cup and the Club Shield. The runner up was Thomas Ellis taking the Trophy. Well done and congratulations to them both. The presentation was made by Katy Ellis.

An entertaining and enjoyable time ended with a serving of fish and chips all round.

via Sylvia Lawson, Carpet Bowls Club

Get growing for the Autumn Show!!

table of vegThe Garden Club Autumn Show is being held this year on Sunday September 15th – that may seem ages away but you can start your entries now!

Did you know that as well as the usual classes for fruit and veg we have a class for heaviest marrow, heaviest pumpkin and sunflower head with largest diameter (adult and children)? Get sowing this weekend and grow your entry, and get the kids involved too!

Did you also know that a new class was introduced last year for best ‘homemade alcoholic beverage’, so if brewing is your thing, make something in the coming months.

This year we have revamped the flower arranging classes – choose from:

  1. ‘A Celebration arrangement’ (accessories may be used.)
  2. ‘Simply Red’, an arrangement using plant material only i.e. Flowers, foliage, berries and twigs
  3. Small arrangement for a table.

And finally, if photography is your thing, get snapping – categories this year are Faces (any – people, animals etc), Flower Power, Village Life, Holidays, Light, Close up ( anything). Children (under 16 yrs old) can enter photos of all the above subjects which will be judged separately.

Full schedules should be available next month – to obtain one, please contact secretary Katy Ellis at the Garden Club.

via Katy Ellis, Garden Club

Please view the programme calendar for more Garden Club organised events in 2013.

sunflower heads