Judges hail Ayton Show a success

Faith Drummond collecting prizes at Ayton Flower Show
Faith Drummond collecting prizes at Ayton Flower Show

THE 131st Ayton Flower Show proved a success despite the inclement weather.

oVERALL entries were down slightly but it was gratifying to see a number of new exhibitors participating and hopefully this will encourage others.

Simon Furness collecting trophie at Ayton Flower Show

Simon Furness collecting trophie at Ayton Flower Show

The judges commented on all sections of the show and said exhibits were of a good standard despite the poor summer.

The judges for the day were Ronald McBeath, Lamberton, Gerald Sandwith, Berwick, Oliver Wharton, Norham, and David Hutchison, Chirnside. The industrial judges were Mrs Chandler, Mrs Borthwick, Duns, Mrs Doris Huntly (floral art), Paxton, and Mrs Pricilla Chisholm (children’s section).

Trophy winners were as follows: Bowhill Doughty Cup for Asters - H. Wightman; Liddell-Grainger Challenge Cup - T. Kerr; Dahlia Challenge Cup - T. Kerr; Industrial Challenge Cup - S. Thompson; Children’s Challenge Cup - J. Douglas; Gladioli Challenge Cup - T. Kerr; Vegetable Cup - T. Kerr; Floral Art Challenge Cup - H. Hardwick; Irvine Inglis Challenge Cup - C. Logan; Royal Bank Trophy - T. Kerr; Rotary Challenge Cup - T. Kerr; William Tait Challenge Cup - R. Allan; Willins Quaich - R. Blaikie; Brownie Challenge Shield - J. Cowan; Pot Pant Trophy - C. Bertram; Stewart Warner Challenge Cup - F. Drummond; Elphinston Challenge Cup - T. Kerr; William Martin Challenge Cup - J. Lauder; Ayton Primary School PTA Challenge Trophy - J. Cowan; Thomas Woodman Rose Bowl - S. Furness; John Mitchell Challenge Trophy - R. Allan; Minnie Martin Challenge Quaich - S. Furness; Margaret Gilchrist Trophy - J.Logan; Elizabeth Martin Quaich - H. Hardwick; Barton Gillespie Trophy for handwriting - R. Ferrier; Former Denham Cup (crystal trophy)- L. Drysdale and J.Logan.