Rye Flower and Vegetable Show

September 2006

Rye Flower and Vegetable Show at Rye Community
Centre, Conduit Hill.  With over 200 superb entries the show was even better supported than last year.  The vegetables, flowers, fruit, cookery and handicraft sections did real justice to the residents
of Rye and it was a wonderful, colourful display.

The best overall Vegetable entry, sponsored by the Rye Town Council was won by Mr. D A Hook.

The best overall Flower entry, sponsored by The Old Forge Restaurant, was won by Mary Redmond

The best overall Cookery entry, sponsored by HotCats, was won by Helena Hudd

The best overall Floral Art Prize, sponsored by The Hope Anchor Hotel, was won by Raine Goddard

The best overall Arts, Photography and Handicrafts Prize, sponsored by The Rye and Battle Observer, was won by Mr. T Harvey.

The best photo entitled “Rye” (see featured image), voted for by the public, was won by Patricia Barefoot.

The top three children’s prizes, sponsored by the Rye Lodge Hotel,  were divided between Tilling Green School, Freda Gardham School and Rye Pre-School Nursery.

The best overall Score in Show, sponsored by Rye in Bloom was won by Mr. D A Hook.

Our thanks go to the very professional judges and to Priscilla Ryan who presented the awards, also to the Landgate WI for the refreshments, to the Allotment Society for the great display and to Brian Nettle
for his show of Bonsai Trees.

Mrs. Janine Doulton, judge from the Kent Federation of Horticultural Societies told me that she “loved coming to Rye and judging our show and was very impressed by the great selection of produce.”