Weather conditions were against a good Show the whole of April and May was persistently wet, very heavy downpours alternating with hail storms and intermittent sunshine played havoc with the blooms.
There was only one entry in the
Open class for the Cup, the winner
Mr Fox thus securing the honour automatically. Mr C J Fox of Birmingham was unable to pick three breeder blooms from his beds of over 500 of this type. The president of the Society
Mr Needham was also unable to
Show, nor was he present. Chelsea
Show happening to fall in the same week as ours
The Silver Cup in the local class was offered for the first time and here again the weather was a disappointment as it militated against a good competitive display.
The vase class still adds variety and charm to the Show, one vase though outside the schedule conditions- attracted considerable attention was a vase of Parrot
Tulips brought by Mr C J Fox of B’ham
The winners in the class were
Respectively Mrs I Hewitt Miss
King and Mrs Gill.
The Mayor of Wakefield
Ald S Butterworth opened the Show
Supported by Ald R J L Anderson
Mr C J Fox presided over the opening ceremony.
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D E Ryder
51 High Green Road
Mr E Johnson
11 Heally Rd Ossett