The Hall looked fantastic and tea, coffee and cake helped everyone enjoy being together again. In the midst of it all, the results were announced and the trophies were presented by Margaret Stratford (President of Sarratt Horticultural Society).
The flower sections were won by Flo Garvey (dahlias), David Butler/Natalie Morris (roses) and Natalie Morris (other flowers). One of Flo’s dahlias was judged as the best bloom in the show. The fruit and vegetables section winner was Steven Booth with Cathy Vines‘ large tomatoes being the best fruit and vegetable exhibit.
The wonderful cookery entries led to Flo Garvey being awarded the Staughton Cup for her plum jam and Ian McClelland being declared the overall winner. Kate Soothill was the victor in the Arts and Crafts section. Marilyn Butler was the winner of the floral arrangement classes.
The future generation of Horti Show entrants was out in force with the highest number of children entering the Show for many years. The categories were hotly contested and the joint winners were Samuel McClelland, Grace Harris, Jack Harris and Marshall Cameron. (Photo above). The family (aggregate of adults and children) with the most points was the Rogers.
The overall Show winner with the most points across all categories was Steven Booth.
At the end of the day, folks went away happy. Perhaps they were clutching a small brown envelope containing their winnings (£1.20 for a winner, 80p for 2nd and 40p for third). Some lucky ones won a raffle prize or bought the flowers and vegetables at a bargain rate in the after show auction.
But the bigger prize was returning to the normal activities of village life.