Rainford show a success

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THE standard of entries at Rainford Show was extremely high – despite a difficult growing season.

THE standard of entries at Rainford Show was extremely high – despite a difficult growing season.

The dahlia section was particularly colourful and organisers were pleased with the contributions from junior entrants whose floral art was outstanding.

Among the guests was the Mayor of St Helens, Coun Tony Brown, who lives in Rainford.

Major prizewinners were: Mr A.S. Moakes (National Vegetable Society silver medal and National Chrysanthemum Society bronze medal), Mr J. Finch (Royal National Rose Society bronze medal), Mr. S. Pennington (National Dahlia Society silver and bronze medals), Mr G. Abram (National Chrysanthemum Society bronze medal).

K. Leigh (Rainford Sports Council Silver Trophy for most points in the show, National Westminster Bank Silver Trophy for most points in fruit and vegetable section, George Harrison Silver Trophy for most points in fruit and vegetable section and classes involving Rainford Horticultural Society members, Roberts and Hewitt Ltd Silver Trophy for most points in horticultural section and Alan Draper's Rainford Top Tray Trophy).

Mrs B. Hurst (Nevins Ltd Silver Trophy for most points in confectionery and preserves section, Rainford WI Silver Trophy for most points in domestic section), S Pennington (Warbreck Nurseries Silver Trophy for best flower exhibit in horticultural section and the Tom Dagnall Silver Trophy for the most points in dahlia section).

Mrs L Huyton and Mrs N. Cunliffe (TSB Silver Trophy for most points in floral art class), Mrs Huyton ( Richard Antiques and Restoration Silver Trophy for best use of garden flowers in 'Places I Have Visited' photographic section), Mrs Cunliffe (TSB Silver Trophy for best floral art exhibit), Miss S. McFagan (TSB Silver Trophy for best exhibit in junior floral art class), Miss A. Powell (TSB Silver Trophy for best exhibit in junior craft section), A. Green (Kodak Ltd Silver Trophy for best photograph).

Master T. Hunt (Russell Ferguson Trophy for best photograph from junior entrant), A.S. Moakes (Vice Chairman's Cup for best bloom in chrysanthemum section).