Page 64 - ALG Issue 4 2019
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Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Wiltshire, Berkshire and Hampshire
   The New Forest and Hampshire
County Show
This year, the New Forest & Hampshire County Show hosted the NVS National Championship event in the marquees adjacent to where we had the NAS stand. This attracted visitors from a much wider area than usual. In contrast to last year, the temperature was more pleasant; rain on the first day appeared to dampen people’s enthusiasm to visit the show but they made up for it on the second day.
We had a steady flow of visitors to our stand, many in awe of the near-perfect vegetables on display in the adjacent marquee, wondering how they could grow such perfect vegetables. We gained some Individual Members at the Show whilst many other visitors took information away to discuss with fellow gardeners at their allotments.
Over the three days, I was joined on the stand by Jenny & Iain Crawford and Jim More. We also appreciated the assistance of Steph Bennett, Patrick Morris and Jean Wingate from local allotment associations.
Mike Cantillon
   Slough Horticultural Society Show
The Southern Region supported the Langley Allotments & Gardens Association with an adjacent stand on a bright but slightly overcast day in August.
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