Oxton flower show

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After a wonderful year for gardening, there was a colourful array of flowers and some mammoth vegetables on display at Oxton Horticultural Society’s annual show last Saturday.

Judges Harvey Archibald and Jim Paton had some difficult decisions to make. Likewise baking judge, Karen Dagg, had impressive cakes,

scones and preserves to taste. The new junior baking classes for primary age children were well supported. Floral art and handicrafts were judged by Grace Donaldson and, as usual, the walls of the hall were brightly decorated with the school children’s artwork.

At the prize-giving show president Kate Hankey introduced Channelkirk Primary School head teacher Kay Livingston and asked her to open the show. Kay welcomed everyone and complimented them on their fine exhibits in all the categories. After she had awarded the trophies, Kay was presented with a bouquet by Sylvie Armitage.

Taking advantage of the fine weather, teas were served outside allowing everyone to relax and catch up with their friends.

The show concluded with a raffle and local farmer John Wilkinson acted as auctioneer for a sale of some of the produce.

Trophies results under Oxton, on page 29.