PICTURE GALLERY: Annual Disley show hailed the best ever

Beautiful Blooms: Committee member Peter Scott took first prize with this beautiful hanging basket at the 104th Disley and Lyme Horticultural Show.
Beautiful Blooms: Committee member Peter Scott took first prize with this beautiful hanging basket at the 104th Disley and Lyme Horticultural Show.

ORGANISERS of one of the area’s longest-running horticultural shows have hailed this year’s event a blooming success.

Record crowds flocked to the 104th Disley & Lyme Horticultural Society Annual Show, held at Disley Amalgamated Sports Club.

Green-fingered folk from as far as Stoke-on-Trent showed off their exhibits in a range of categories, from pot plants, flowers, fruit and vegetables to cookery, arts and handicrafts, photography and homebrewing.

Show Secretary Dean Stafford said: “It was a very successful show. Everyone I have spoken to reckons it was the best we have ever had.

“We had nearly 1,000 people through the gates, which is probably one of our highest attendances. Entries were also up and were of a very high standard, and there was keen competition for all of the trophies.”

He added: “Disley has probably got to be one of the longest-running shows in the area. It is run by a very dedicated committee, with enthusiastic support from the Disley and High Lane community.”

Opened by local councillor Harold Davenport, the annual show event also featured a pet show and children’s fancy dress competition.