Croxton Garden Guild Annual Show


The Annual Show came around again on Saturday, 13th August.

When the Committee met a few days before we were a little concerned that the number of entries was down and that the Parish Room wouldn’t look full-to-bursting. Quite wrong of course! By the time everyone had placed their entries in the numbered sections and the room was cleared for the all important judging it looked wonderful!

For the first time, entrants didn’t pay anything to submit an entry – and there wasn’t any prize money (that didn’t usually require Securicor to help carry the winnings home, anyway). But winners still got their all important prize cards with 1st, 2nd, 3rd on them – and sometimes a ‘highly commended’ – and I think that’s what we all really want.



Alan Roberts, who is a past Chairman of the Guild, handed out the prizes, and in his address told everyone how important the Guild is for the community and that we must keep it going. ‘Hear, ‘hear’ say the members! Mike Tuck, our present Chairman told everyone about our part in the Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebrations by placing two planters, at the beginning and end of Croxton village, and another planter at the Wetwood sign. They have been blooming since May and we hope they welcome people to our area. We will keep them planted during the winter months and then begin again with spring plants next year.


Our prize winners of the Trophies were:

Marc Brimble Perpetual Challenge Trophy, for gaining most points in the Show

Jesse Thompstone Perpetual Silver Vase, for gaining most points in the Vegetable Section

Judy Thompstone Ladies Silver Cup, for gaining most points in the Homecraft Section

Marc Brimble Hawley Challenge Rosebowl, for gaining most points in the Rose Show and Rose Section

Marc Brimble The Rees Trophy, for gaining most points in the Flower Section (excluding Roses)

Marianne Grime Wheelbarrow Trophy, awarded to the winner of the Special Competition.


Big thanks to those who entered – it takes time and effort, no denying it, but the Show is one of the things that make our community what it is – with people pulling together and supporting each other (and drinking lots of tea!)

We saw some new faces at the Show and would be glad if anyone else would like to join us on the 4th Wednesday of the month – come and try us out as a visitor. If you join as a member for the next 12 months the subscription is only £1 each meeting – now I don’t know anything that’s as cheap as that!

By a happy, but tired, Committee member!
Marianne Grime