'Best Ever' Chiswick Horticultural and Allotments Society Summer Show

TV chef and restaurateur Rick Stein was impressed

Winner Dennis Flaherty (on right) is presented with his award by Rick Stein, with Paul Lynch

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A large crowd attended the Chiswick Horticultural and Allotments Society (CHAS) annual Summer Show last weekend. Guest of honour was television chef and restaurateur Rick Stein, who presented the awards and praised the standard of the entries.

Dennis Flaherty received The Society cup for the highest total of points in the Flowers, Fruit and vegetable classes.

"One of the best in living memory", was how one person attending commented, which was music to the ears of Show organisers Michael and John. The organisers say thanks go to the many volunteers that made it possible, be it Satcha for sweeping and tidying, Martin, Christine and Caroline for digging the Show out of a hole, volunteering to be judges at a late stage, and a host of golden others assisting and serving in the crowds.

Rick Stein was the same amiable character we see on the screen, making himself available to all and adding stardust to the presentation. Indeed the allotments played a bit part in his move to Chiswick, so impressed was he by the neat rows of plots he passed on one of his morning strolls when reconnoitring Chiswick. He and his wife were very impressed with the quality of the produce.

Ruth Caleb with the Jubilee Cup for the highest total points in the flower classes

Kate Miscampbell receiving the Chatsworth Vase for the highest total points in the sweet pea classes

Joy Richardson receiving the Forth Trophy for the best exhibit in the vegetable classes

The children's prize winner receiving congratulations from Rick Stein.

Some of those who attended relaxing at the event

Other winners were Roger Cook, who received the Snappy Snaps £50 voucher for best photo in show and Aileen Flaherty received the Sutton Court Cup on behalf of St Mary's RC school for the school with the most entries in the show. See pictures below.

aileen receives prize

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June 27, 2019

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