The Autumn Show, held on the 8th September, was the final show of the year and once again was well supported by members. A total of two hundred and forty-three entries were received from thirty-five members, with at least one exhibit in all of the sixty-eight classes.

The show benches were prepared during the afternoon of the Friday and from 8.30am Saturday morning the exhibits began to arrive; fuchsia plants and individual heads, pot plants, flowers and foliage, dahlias in all sizes and colours and every type of vegetable imaginable. The floral arrangement class that asked for an arrangement in a vegetable was especially popular and marrows, cabbages and pumpkins were all put to use to provide a lovely display. The cookery bench included Borsch Soup and an unusual Courgette and Cheese loaf. Five Kentish Cherry cakes were also on show along with chocolate chip cookies and mince pies. There was just room to squeeze in the Photography section with several entries in all three classes.

The annual inter-village flower arranging competition for the Snow Cup was also held and three exhibits attempted to interpret the title of "Culinary Capers"; Grayshott were the winners with a delightful arrangement using bright yellow sunflowers, with Tilford coming in second and Headley third.

From 2.30pm onwards visitors came to admire the exhibits and to enjoy a cup of tea and a slice of homemade cake; then to applaud the winners as Chairman Christine Leonard handed out the prizes.

We now look forward to a programme of evening lectures starting with Kathleen Bird and John Gamble giving a presentation entitled "Through the Garden Lens" on the 18th October at 8.00pm. Do come along, you won't be disappointed. Meetings are held at Headley Village Hall on the third Thursday of the month and new members are always welcome.

Meetings are held in Headley Village Hall on the third Thursday of the month, and new members are always welcome.


Updated 6 October, 2018