2018 Events

Plant Sale - Saturday 26 May 2018 The Market Cross

We are getting used to setting up the Market Cross and by 6.30am we were ready to take the plants on board. The weather was dull, with a little rain, which resulted in the footfall in Malmesbury being quite light and sales were slow. The supply of plants was slightly down on last year, but what plants we had sold well and trade was quite good. There was a big demand for runner beans and other vegetables. The takings on the day were over £450 but, allowing for the cost of Dobies plants, the profit will be down on previous years. The raffle made over £60 and the cake stall made £30. I would like to thank you all for your effort, whether you helped in any way on the day by donating plants or came along and purchased plants. Thanks once again Graham (Plant Sale Organiser)

Annual Open Show- Saturday 28 July 2018

SHOWTIME? Who would have believed, when we chose the date for our show, we would have nine weeks of hot, dry weather leading up to the 28th of July! All our plans were made for the show – schedules printed and sent out, posters, judges invited, prize cards and certificates printed and the cups polished. When we gathered at the ‘Riverside Centre’ to take entries we were not at all confident that we would have a show – but slowly members arrived with their entry forms and the gloom lifted! We had entries! But the storm on the Friday night seemed to be the last straw. However, in the hall next morning we realized that our members had made a special effort to support our club’s show. Thanks to everyone – the ladies who made cakes and served teas, those who moved the tables back into storage, the stewards who assisted the judges, and of course our judges; but most especially thanks to our members who did not let us down. If you find it hard to remember how bad the weather was – just remember how strong the wind was every time the doors were opened. Derek