THERE was a wonderful array of fruit, vegetables and flowers on display at this year’s 32nd Drefach Felindre Gardening Club Horticultural and Craft Show.

Despite the tricky weather conditions this year, growers had managed to produce a great variety of produce and the standard of the competition was high. There were also some wonderful exhibits of crafts, art, photography and cooking.

The President of the day was Jonathan Edwards MP, who chose a beautiful basket of fruit, by Dawn Mountfield, as his favourite exhibit.

Thanks must go to the show committee members for organising a wonderfully successful day and also to all of the judges who gave of their time to judge the entries.

There was an increase of 100 in the total number of entries compared with last year and included a wonderful display of art from the children at Ysgol Penboyr. Thanks also to Barry Adams for the photos of the event and to all those who supplied and served the refreshments.

The club is very thankful for the continued support it receives from the local community at this and other events such as the plant sales in May and July.

Clwb Garddio Drefach Felindre Gardening Club meetings are usually held on the first Wednesday of each month at The Red Dragon Hall in Drefach Felindre from 7.30pm.

Free refreshments are served following the speaker’s presentation and club members bring along items for the raffle, such as spare plants and garden produce. There is also organise a seed swap.

There is a warm welcome for everyone and guests pay a fee of £2 per person which includes refreshments. Annual membership costs £10.

Next year’s show will be the 33rd the club has run and will be held on Saturday, September 12 at the Red Dragon Hall in Drefach Felindre.


Garden Club Flower Cup (Highest points in the Flowers Divisions): Dorothy Morrow

Morris Tyres Cup (Highest points for a novice in the Flowers Divisions): Jo Taylor

The Harry Upton Rose Bowl (Highest points in the Roses Division): Jacqueline Squires

Moduron Tefi Motors Cup (Highest points in the Floral Art Division): Jo Taylor

Ros Jacks Cup for the best Floral Exhibit from Divisions 1, 2 or 3: Audrey Mackrell

Dance Family Cup (Highest points in the Vegetables Division): June Jenkins

The Jackie and Colin Sanders Cup for the best Vegetable Exhibit: Carleen Byrne

Brian and Sheila Rees Cup for the best entry in the Vegetables Fun Division: June Jenkins

Valerie Reid Cup (Highest points in the Fruit Division): Joan Tetlow

V. R. Lewis Cookery Cup (Highest points in the Cookery Division): Glenys Rees

Best Cookery Exhibit Cup: Claire Thomas

Lloyd Edwards Challenge Cup (Highest points in the Preserves Division): Glenys Rees

Edward Tetlow Wine Cup (Highest points in the Wine and Other Drinks Division): Maureen Bibby

Rose Roberts Memorial Cup for the best Wine Exhibit: Maureen Bibby

HSBC Shield (Highest points in the Arts Division): Brid Galvin

Fferyllfa Felindre Trophy for the best Arts Exhibit: Jo Taylor

Teifi Valley Garden Machinery Cup aka 'John Crossley Cup' for the best Photographic Exhibit: Jo Taylor

The Clark Trophy (Highest points in the Needlework Division): Muriel Roberts

Clippers Hair Salon Cup For the best Needlework Exhibit: Annabelle Brookes

Fedwen Tentage Trophy (Highest points in the Handicrafts Division): Audrey Mackrell

Teifi Valley Building Supplies Trophy for the best Handicraft Exhibit: Kyi Cordell

Thomas Family Shield (Highest points in under seven years Children's Division): Jac Turner and Cari Davies

Eugene (Gene) Anthony Shield (Highest points in 8-11 years Children's Division): Lilly May Turner

Gardening Club Cup (Highest points in Garden Photographs): Carolyn Lane

Gardening Club Trophy for the best Garden Photograph Exhibit: Teresa O'Ryan

Club Novice Trophy (Highest points in Novice Classes): Jo Taylor

National Westminster Bank Shield for Winner of the Vegetable Display: Carleen Byrne

Elwyn Lewis Memorial Cup (Highest points gained by a Club Member): June Jenkins

The President's Trophy (President's choice of Exhibit): Dawn Mountfield

Heaviest marrow: Helen Fogden

Heaviest onion: Margaret Jones

Oddest shaped vegetable: June Jenkins

Heaviest potato: Sheila Phillips

Biggest pot leek: Ken Jones

Longest runner bean: Margaret Jones