90th Delph Show is another bloomin’ success

FROM giant cabbages to colourful flowerpot men, there was something for everyone to create or admire at this year’s Delph Show.

Hosted by Delph Horticultural and Craft Society, the popular flower, vegetable, produce and craft show is now in its 90thyear and this time attracted around 150 entries from all ages.

There were 60 classes including everything from vegetables, cakes and wine to flowers, needlework and craftwork.

Not to leave aspiring crafters out, there were 12 classes for children, including flowerpot men, vegetable animals and decorated plant pots.

The doors of Delph Methodist Hall were thrown open so the public could admire the collection of entries, and even take some home thanks to an auction. Also up for grabs were two paintings by John McCombs.

Judges Andy Winterburn, Judith Austin and John McCombs had spent the morning casting their eye over the entries, and trophies and cups were presented to the winners by Saddleworth Parish councillor John Hudson.

The Show Committee gave its thanks to sponsors and businesses including Delph Methodist Church, Albion Farm, Alphin Pans, Gledhills Ltd, Swan Meadow Nursery, and Tax Strategies Limited.

Next year’s is already scheduled in the diary to be held on Saturday, September 14.


Delph Show 2018 Cup Winners:

  • House Plant: Ann Smith
  • Flower Arrangement: A Vance
  • Handicraft: Jan Hunt
  • Red Wine: Paul Thewlis
  • Best Exhibit in Show: Branden Buckley
  • Best Vegetable: Trefor Worthington
  • Best Flower: Peter Northfield
  • Most Points (child): Branden Buckley
  • Most Points (adult): Trefor Worthington
  • Onions Cup: Trefor Worthington
  • Potatoes Cup: S Ryder
  • Tomato Cup: Donald Feber
  • Roses Cup: A Vance
  • Dahlia Pompom: Norma Race
  • Dahlia Distinct: Joe Halsall
  • Fuschia: Ann Smith
  • Gladioli single: Ann Smith
  • Gladioli x3: Peter Northfield
  • Sweet Peas: Val Durose

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