Dennis Flaherty, Chairman of the Chiswick Horticultural and Allotment Society, writes
Blessed with warm weather, the Autumn Show last Saturday was, as usual, thanks to Mike Flinders and his band of merry helpers, a great success. Although the numbers of entrants and entries were slightly down on 2019 when we had our last live show, the quality of exhibits were still very high.
There was a higher than usual number of visitors and the tea and cake refreshments run by Jenny and her team, and the Nepalese themed BBQ run by Dharma Tamang and his family proved to be very popular and everything was sold out.
The drinks stand was also very busy, as were the plant sales. The presentation of the prizes by the mayor of Hounslow Bishnu Gurung, assisted by our president Paul Lynch was very well received and it was nice to see so many new faces winning cups.
Our popular auction at the end of the show was conducted in a very animated and spectacular fashion by new committee member Tim Faulkner, whose techniques thrilled the crowd and generated income for the society.
Images above: The presentation of the trophies: among the winners – Judy Parsley, Irena Klenova and Dennis Flaherty. Holding the pumpkin during the auction – Tim Faulkner
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