PICTURES: Clevedon Flower Show triumphs despite rain

PUBLISHED: 15:40 27 August 2018

Alan Phipps won Best Exhibit in the cacti classes.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Alan Phipps won Best Exhibit in the cacti classes. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

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For many people yesterday (Sunday) was a washout, but not at Clevedon Flower Show which beat the elements to host another fantastic summer event.

Novice stone carver Nick Hall won the Franks Trophy for Most Artistic Exhibit in the Show.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTONNovice stone carver Nick Hall won the Franks Trophy for Most Artistic Exhibit in the Show. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Over the weekend, thousands of people flocked to the two-day seafront festival to enjoy one of the town’s most popular festivals.

A large marquee was hoisted up on the Salthouse Fields, while lots of activities were held outside on Saturday afternoon when the weather was at its best.

The show continued yesterday despite the miserable weather, with organisers moving the music acts into the tent so the event remained a success.

The show itself saw hundreds of entrants put their prized displays out for judging,with everything from children’s art to floral displays surveyed.

Megan Greenaway with some of her prizes.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTONMegan Greenaway with some of her prizes. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

A raffle was also held, with some of the proceeds due to be donated to the Royal British Legion.

The charity was chosen as 2018 marks the centenary of World War One’s end.

This collection of vegetables won Mark Perry the Best Exhibit in the Horticultural classes.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTONThis collection of vegetables won Mark Perry the Best Exhibit in the Horticultural classes. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Juliette Hagley won the Elton Trophy for her floral art.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTONJuliette Hagley won the Elton Trophy for her floral art. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Sue Withers and her son David Withers with some of their prize winning beer, cider and wines.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTONSue Withers and her son David Withers with some of their prize winning beer, cider and wines. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Jeff Withers who won the Top Grower Trophy with this display.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTONJeff Withers who won the Top Grower Trophy with this display. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Jeff Withers who won the Top Grower Trophy with this display.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTONJeff Withers who won the Top Grower Trophy with this display. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

David Bryant with one of his first prizes.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTONDavid Bryant with one of his first prizes. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

10% of the money made by the show went to the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTON10% of the money made by the show went to the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Lucia Greene with her prize winning model.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTONLucia Greene with her prize winning model. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Band The Plinks entertaining visitors to the show.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTONBand The Plinks entertaining visitors to the show. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Liz Philip who won a first for her hanging basket.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTONLiz Philip who won a first for her hanging basket. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Moor Lane Allotments exhibit which came second in the Allotment Trophy.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTONMoor Lane Allotments exhibit which came second in the Allotment Trophy. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Cemetery Allotments exhibit which won the Allotment Trophy.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTONCemetery Allotments exhibit which won the Allotment Trophy. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

David Bryant with one of his first prizes.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTONDavid Bryant with one of his first prizes. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Band The Plinks entertaining visitors to the show.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTONBand The Plinks entertaining visitors to the show. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Juliette Hagley won the Elton Trophy for her floral art.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTONJuliette Hagley won the Elton Trophy for her floral art. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

This collection of vegetables won Mark Perry the Best Exhibit in the Horticultural classes.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTONThis collection of vegetables won Mark Perry the Best Exhibit in the Horticultural classes. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Alan Phipps won Best Exhibit in the cacti classes.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTONAlan Phipps won Best Exhibit in the cacti classes. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Lucia Greene with her prize winning model.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTONLucia Greene with her prize winning model. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

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