Delph still flourishing with 90th Horticultural and Craft show

By Sophie Doherty

LOCALS are encouraged to get growing and baking as Delph Horticultural and Craft Society welcomes their 90th Annual Flower, Vegetable, Produce and Craft show.

The popular show will be held on Saturday, September 8, at The Methodist Hall, Gartside Street, Delph, and there is a huge range of categories for all interests and ages.

The 60 classes include everything from best coat bloom and flowers to homemade lemon curd, vegetables, needlework, craftwork, wine, cakes and bread.

Not to leave aspiring craftsmen out, there are 12 classes for children too, such as best vegetable animal and best decorated plant pot.

The hall will be open for staging on Friday, September 7 from 7pm until 9pm and then on Saturday, September 8 from 9am to 12.30pm.

Judges will view the entries from 1pm and pick out the winners before the show opens to the public for viewing from 3pm.

Several trophies will be up for grabs, as well as prize money for the first, second and third place contestants, and will be awarded by Cllr John Hudson, followed by an auction and raffle.

The show was previously held at The Delph Club, until the building was closed and sold last year.

“Last year was a new beginning for the Show,” said Gilbert Symes, chair of the committee. “It was thought that when the Delph Club was sold that would be the end of the Delph Show.

“But thanks to the Delph Methodists who allowed us to stage the show in the upstairs room in the Sunday school we survived.”

Gilbert added a thank you to Alphin Pans, Albion Farm, Gledhills Ltd, Swan Meadow Nursery, and Tax Strategies along with other sponsors for their financial backing.

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