Our President Mr FR. Hunter was unfortunately unable to be present & and represented in his son Mr A L R Hunter of Horbury.
The Show was officially opened by the Mayor of Wakefield Cr. C Sutcliffe who was accompanied by The Mayoress Mrs Sutcliffe & the Deputy Mayor & Mayoress. The Mayor who had returned from Brighton earlier in the day was highly impressed by the display of the unusual and unique flowers & praised the exhibitors for their skill in bringing them to perfection in spite of the unfortunate weather. He recalled visits to the Wakefield & North of England Tulip
Society 40 years ago. As chairman of the Parks committee he spoke of the
need opportunities in horticulture for young men & women to make a career of horticulture in the Wakefield Parks. A vote of thanks to the Mayor & Mayoral Party was proposed by the
Chairman Mr J Akers & seconded by the Secretary.
The Show as a whole was very successful, all classes being well represented. A very encouraging feature was the increasing number of entries in the Novice Class.
All these are new members & among them must be the Champions of the future.
New Members. Mr L. Shaw, 1 Oakwood Horbury Rd, Wakefield
Mr B. Caines, 20 Langdale Drive, Flanshaw
Mr Phil Haughton, Hill Top, South Carlton, Lincoln
Mrs R. Beet, 3, New Ramsden Row, Thurgoland, Sheffield
Mrs B.B. Tittcomb 2 New Ramsden Row .. ..
Mr J.A. Tittcomb .. .. . P.T.O.
Mr Harold Tyler, 11, Coniston Close, Denton, Manchester,
Miss J. Harris Lawns Close, Altofts,
49 paid up members to date
Wakefield & North of England Tulip Society