Society News & Views

The next meeting will be on Friday 21st February, A Quiz Night with Quiz Master Eddie Garrick, all members & guests welcome.

On Friday 10th January we received a most entertaining talk by Jacqui Brocklehurst entitled "Eat your Garden" Jacqui developed an interest in allotments as a child and went on to become an expert in kitchen gardens with medals from the Tatton Park Show and developing gardens for herself and other people, specialising in mostly edible produce, herbs etc. The talk was illustrated by some excellent slides and Jacqui brought along a variety of potted herbs to sell. There was an excellent attendance and many people took the opportunity to renew membership (Subscriptions retained at £6.00 for the umpteenth year)

On Friday 6th December we received a most entertaining talk by Melanie Latham entitled "Chutney and Cheer". Melanie gave a demonstration on the making of a plum chutney during which she gave many anecdotes and humerous tales from her times travelling the country to sell her home made products at markets and fairs, After the talk she answered many questions and most of those present went home with several jars of her chutneys, relishes, marmalades and lemon curd. A different and most enjoyable evening.

The Annual General Meeting was held on Tuesday 12th November and was well attended. Chairman Eddie Garrick opened the meeting welcoming everyone, the minutes of the last meeting were circulated and it was proposed that they be taken as read. There were no matters arising. Eddie then gave the Chairmans report listing all the meetings and events, the enjoyable 3 day break to Kew Gardens and others and confirmed the success of the 60th Annual Show. There followed the Treasurers Report by Lesley Randall confirming that the finances are in a healthy state with over £7000 in various bank accounts. In Ann Morton.s absence the Show Secretary.s report was read out confirming the excellent 60th Show with more entries and increased attendance. Thanks were expressed to all who contributed.
President Judy Lea then spoke about how proud she was of the Society.s 60 year history and thanked the Committee and all who contributed during the year.
Officers for the year were then elected , Eddie Garrick and Frank Golds as joint Chairmen, David Moulsdale as Vice Chairman and Website, Lesley Randall as Treasurer, Gill Martnelli Show secretary, Ann Rodrigues membership secretary, Susan Jackson Catering manager, and Kate Bayliss, Publicity. Eddie then closed the formal meeting and then invited Ann Hewitt, a lifetime resident in Cheadle Hulme, to give a short talk on the area 60 years ago and how the Show Society was originally formed to help the Parish Rooms development the Show being originally called the Parish Rooms Show. A most interesting history from the early 1950's including comments from several of the audience.
This was followed by an excellent slide show of pictures from Shows, holidays, trips and garden openings over many years, all collated by David Morton. All in all an excellent AGM.

The 60th Anniversary Dinner was held at the Parish Rooms on Friday 1st November. A magnificent turn out of over 70 members enjoyed a Hot Pot or Chicken Supper followed by Apple Crumble or Chocolate Fudge pudding. Chairman Eddie Garrick welcomed everyone and then handed over to President Mrs Judy Lea who gave a brief history of the Society's ups and downs over the 60 years and how we still have a very active committee and membership today. Judy was then presented with a bouquet of flowers in recognition of her many years service.
We were then excellently entertained by a Jazz Group known as "Gentle Jazz". Thanks were given to Caterers Paul Pennington and his staff for their excellent service and also to our catering manager Susan Jackson for arranging the event so efficiently. A memorable evening thoroughly enjoyed by everyone present

On Saturday 19th October a Coffee Morning was held at the Parish Rooms. Cheadle Hulme. Whilst plant sales were less than previously, probably due to the time of year, the sale of cakes, books, jigsaws, & cards were all well supported as was the raffle. Overall the event was successful with the main room almost full with people enjoying a coffee and a chat.

THE 60th ANNUAL SHOW WAS HELD ON SATURDAY 7TH SEPTEMBER AT THE PARISH ROOMS. CHAIRMAN EDDIE GARRICK INTRODUCED DAVID RAWSTRON, PAST CHAIRMAN OF THE CHEADLE HULME ALLOTMENTS SOCIETY WHO OPENED THE SHOW AND STRESSED WHAT AN IMPORTANT Gill MartinelliASSET TO THE LOCAL COMMUNITY THE SHOW IS, BRINGING TOGETHER PEOPLE OF ALL AGES. MANY PEOPLE ATTENDED AND ENJOYED ALL THE BEAUTIFUL FLOWER DISPLAYS PLUS FRUIT & VEGETABLES, EXCELLENT ART, HANDICRAFTS, PHOTOGRAPHY AND PARTICULARLY THE CHILDRENS CLASSES. NOT FORGETTING REFRESHMENTS AVAILABLE. THANKS WERE EXPRESSED TO SHOW ORGANISERS, GILL MARTINELLI, STEPH AKROYD, ANN MORTON AND KATE BAYLISS PLUS SUSAN JACKSON FOR CATERING, COMMITTEE MEMBERS AND ALL THE HELPERS WHO CONTRIBUTE TO ITS SUCCESS.
THERE ARE MANY PHOTOS ON THE SLIDE SHOW PAGE. LONG MAY THE SHOW CONTINUE.
PLEASE ALSO SEE THE TROPHY WINNERS PAGE FOR THE LATEST CUP HOLDERS.



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