Bloomin' great time had at Chrysanthemum Society's Bromsgrove show - The Bromsgrove Standard

Bloomin' great time had at Chrysanthemum Society's Bromsgrove show

Bromsgrove Editorial 25th Sep, 2019   0

THE SHIRLEY Chrysanthemum Society held what could be its last early season competition at Bromsgrove’s Burcot Garden Centre as it searches for a new venue and more members to safeguard its future.

Judges Keith Smith and John Powell make their decisons. Picture by Marcus Mingins 3819001MMR1

The centre is currently the subject of a housing development which would see the venue bulldozed and dwindling member numbers have also put the society’s future in doubt.

There were two main winners at the show – Chris Amphlett who accrued the most points and won three trophies and John Hadley who scored high with four of his exhibits.

He received silvers for Best Exhibit and Best Vase where he also took bronze. He was also awarded a certificate of merit and certificates for his achievements in the ‘best of’ categories.

The society’s treasurer John Rogers said: “Although we had just four exhibitors and some categories had to be left uncontested, we did have 93 blooms entered which was similar to last year’s and was, by the end, a very satisfying show.”

Is that a winner ? Picture by Marcus Mingins 3819001MMR3


He appealed to anyone who wanted to join or anyone who could provide a new venue for next year’s competitions to call him on 01527 544220.

The early flowering show is held around mid-September and the late show at the start of November.



Society launches appeal to find descendants of Bromsgrove building firm ME Smith and Sons?

AN APPEAL has also been launched to find relatives of former town building merchant ME Smith and Sons so they can be given a trophy the company donated to the now defunct Bromsgrove Chrysanthemum Society.

John Rogers with the Bromsgrove cup. Picture by Marcus Mingins 3819001MMR4

John Rogers has been in possession of the cup from the society which disbanded 30 years ago and has always wanted to pass it on.

ME Smith is also believed to have had connections in Droitwich as it also donated trophies for the Droitwich Spa and District Horticultural Society.

John said he was hoping to find descendants of the family firm so they could have the cup which could be displayed as part of their family history or reused for other community competitions.

Anyone with any information should call John on 01527 544220.


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