High quality exhibits at Cuckmere show

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CUCKMERE Valley Horticultural Society held its second show of the year at the War Memorial Hall, Alfriston, on August 10 and 11, with exceptionally high quality exhibits, especially the flower sections.

Novice cups were won by Hannah Weatherhead, Jim Hall, Brian Dingley, and Sylvia Daw and Best in Show was awarded to Hilda Burton for her vase of mixed flowers. Other cup winners were Seaford’s Ken Lloyd, who won the Alfriston Cup for his high quality vegetable exhibits. Heather Hurst was top for flower arranging and Shiela Hamilton for her pot plants. Hilda Burton and Guy Eves jointly won the R.C. Brown Cup for the flower sections and Jill Butcher two cups for jams, chutneys, and baking.

Mark Hurst, show secretary, said: “The star was allotment gardener Guy Eves who won four awards, including the Cuckmere Cup for vegetables, and the prestigious Royal Horticultural Society’s Banksian Medal, for collecting the most points in the flower, fruit and vegetables.”