Louth flower and veg show exhibitors defy the weather

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IT has been an atrocious growing season, but exhibitors still put on a great Louth and District Gardening Society show at Monks’ Dyke.

People travelled long distances to take part and show off their exhibits.

John Chambers won the potato championship.

Winners: Louth Garden Centre Trophy for most points overall Dave Fairburn; Scarfes Wine Bar Trophy for best exhibit in show John Jaques; Mr L M Briggs Trophy for best exhibits in children’s section Annabelle Papworth; Waumsley Brothers Builders Trophy for best exhibit in section 1 Brian Schofield; Grace Betts Memorial Trophy for overall points in section 1 and 2 W Parrott; Foxhall Plant Hire Trophy for best exhibit in section 6 John Jaques; Peterborough Building Society Trophy for overall points in section 6 Dave Fairburn; Lincolnshire Standard Group Trophy for best exhibit in section 2 W Parrott; P and W Converters Challenge Shield for heaviest marrow 
John Bray; Louth Leader Trophy for best exhibit in section 8 Shane Hockings; Mrs M Fairburn (Senior) Trophy for preserves Wendy Warne; D R Kirk Memorial Trophy (E) for best exhibit in gladioli classes Maurice White; D R Kirk Memorial Trophy (S) for best spike in gladioli classes Dave Fairburn; Allinson and Wilcox Shield and Plaque for best exhibit of tomatoes John Jaques; Don Endean Trophy for best exhibit in rose classes Brian Schofield; Carol and John Lusby Trophy for most points overall in rose classes Brian Rose; David and Margaret Fairburn Trophy for best exhibit in dahlia classes R Vickers; John Turner and M Hibbert Trophy for most points overall in gladiolus sections Dave Fairburn; Freedom LPG Trophy for Victoria sponge championship Irene Lonsdale; The Mayor’s Trophy for most points overall in baking classes Janice Holmes; Mick Rowett trophy for master flower gardener Dave Fairburn; Garden Care Shield for best exhibit in class 60 Dave Fairburn; Overall Points Trophy in childrens section Jamie Briggs; Louth Fuchsia Society Trophy for best exhibit in fuchsia clases M Wilkinson; NVS Silver Medal and Card for most meritorious exhibit in section 6 John Jaques; NDS Silver Medal and Card for best exhibit in dahlia section R Vickers; NDS Bronze Medal and Card awarded at judge’s discretion John Jaques.