Bumper blooms at Brantham

BRANTHAM flower show celebrated a bumper year this weekend.More than 200 people turned up to the small but popular annual event to see not only flowers but also photographs, handicrafts and wine.

BRANTHAM flower show celebrated a bumper year this weekend.

More than 200 people turned up to the small but popular annual event to see not only flowers but also photographs, handicrafts and wine.

Visitors walked around the halls of Brooklands Primary School in Brantham to see the many categories on offer, including a controversial erotic photography section.

Helen Clancy, secretary of the Brantham Horticultural Society, which organised the show, said their scaled down version of the larger shows like the Ipswich flower show had been a success.


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"Flower shows have been going since the end of the 19th century. Ours has been going since 1903. It's traditional but we move with the times, we don't stay static, we renew our classes to add entries," she said.

One of the more recent changes is a move away from sewing and knitting entries in the handicraft section to something more accessible like making bookmarks.

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While some of the more interesting entries on Saturday August 24 was from Amy Webb, a ten-year-old from Holbrook who made a model of a duck from yellow plastic bags. Also in the photography category Rosemary Ireland won first prize for her photographic interpretation of the word erotic. The picture was taken at a show where a female dancer's top fell down.

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