- By Emily Inglis
- Published 09/14/2012
Good to see that the Epping Horticultural Society’s summer cookery and plant show looks set to become an annual event again after a nine-year break! Show secretary David Buckle said: “It went fantastically well. Particularly in the cookery classes, the competition was very good.
“Just the Victoria Sponge class had 12 entries, which for a town the size of Epping is a huge number.
“It was very well supported and local businesses donated £600 worth of raffle prizes.”
Buckhurst Hill resident Marcia Levan Harris entered nearly every flower and vegetable class and the award for best in show went to Denise Beard.
Tony Carr picked up the prize for best pot plant and the cookery section was won jointly by Una Rolfe and Diana Lowry.
“I think we’ve decided this should definitely become an annual event,” said Mr Buckle. “The society was founded in 1939 as a side-effect of the Second World War and carried on for a number of years.
“This year, we’ve decided to re-start it and we’re all keen and a bit mad, which helps. It’s just been so well-supported.”
About the Author : Emily Inglis is writing about victoria sponge.