Search

Elm Park’s Winter Flower Show was more successful than expected

13:47 07 November 2012

Elm Park Horticultural Guild hosts the winter flower show at Elm Park Assembly hall. 

Lynda Nicholls with her winning halloween arrangement.

Elm Park Horticultural Guild hosts the winter flower show at Elm Park Assembly hall. Lynda Nicholls with her winning halloween arrangement.

Archant

Elm Park’s Winter Flower Show was a blooming success over the weekend.

The event, at Elm Park Assembly Hall in Eyhurst Avenue, was held by the horticultural guild and was the last of four shows held annually.

The show included 169 entries in fruits, vegetables, home crafts and flower arranging categories.

Organiser Richard Mummery said: “The show went better than expected with more entries than expected.

“The weather has not been as kind, so some of the exhibits for the flowers and fruit and vegetables were down.

“We were pleased with the turnout as there were about 80 people, more than we thought there would be. Our photography category did well also, with 33 people entering. A lot of people entered their holiday snaps, which visitors enjoyed.”

He added that the homecraft section was popular, especially the snowballs, and for the first time there was a tie for first place and best in show with Len Swain and Hazel Mummery both taking the title. Creative homecrafts also included ginger bread men and chocolate mayonnaise.

Other standout categories included floral art, which was won by Linda Nicholls with her Hallowe’en flower arrangement.

0 comments

Latest News Stories

6 minutes ago
Cllr Roger Ramsey

Devolution to east London is set to be discussed today by nine borough bosses, including Havering leader Cllr Roger Ramsey.

51 minutes ago
Marjorie Tappenden

A pensioner who killed a cyclist was sentenced to a community order today and suspended from driving for three years.

16:35
Lilian Longhurst - 8 and goat

Those who saw a tweet from Romford Shopping Hall asking if it could borrow a goat may have thought they were going baaa-rmy.

15:53
Recorder staff Beth Wyatt and Emma Lake with  judge Michelle Mitchell (centre), First Step's fundraising manager

Recorder staff have teamed up to raise £80 for First Step.

Most read news

WW100

Click on the banner above for full coverage of the centenary commemorations of the outbreak of the First World War.

News from your area

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Romford Recorder e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24
Our trusted business finder

We let two experts have their say on why the campaign is needed – or isn’t.

The gunman’s background and motives are still being investigated by the Dutch authorities.

This isn’t just another Boris-ism, he’s talking about an official MI5 report in “colourful language”.

The world of Disney is getting a little crowded with all these independent females.