2021  THIS YEAR WE ARE 195 YEARS OLD    

    

We are pleased to advise the Society is taking tentative steps to resuming activities by announcing the Annual Show, cancelled last year due to the pandemic, has now been arranged for Saturday 14th August at South Wootton Village Hall subject to any restrictions in force at the time. The new schedule can be found under the adjacent  column to the left.


The present Officers and Committee were elected at the last AGM

President.                       Paul Brandon

Vice Presidents.            Elizabeth Nockolds, Veronica Lane,   

Chairman .                      David Wilson

Secretary.                       Kevin Ayres

Membership Secretary Kevin Ayres

Vice Chairman.               John Player

Treasurer                          Steve Barker

Show Secretary               Rachel Vyse

Publicity Officer              Kelvin Fairweather

Web Site Manager         Stephen Fairweather

Newsletter Editor.          Elizabeth Fairweather

Committee Members.   Nolan Mills, Teresa Brandon, John Germeney, 


.THE OFFICERS AND COMMITTEE WISH ALL MEMBERS  A SUCCESSFUL GROWING SEASON IN 2021 AND HOPE YOU ARE KEEPING SAFE.


NEWS AND DATES OF EVENTS

The Indian Bean Tree (Catalpa bignonioides) the Society purchased in memory of our late chairman Eddie Barber was planted near the Red Mount Chapel by the Walks gardeners on Thursday 19th December 2019.


EVENTS FOR YOUR DIARY FOR 2021


It is with regret that the death of Cyril Route was announced in August. 

Arrangements have been made with the following companies for various discounts on purchases on production of Society membership card, for which we are extremely grateful....Belford Garden Centre, Castle Rising Road, Lawn-Boy, Downham Market, Ward's Nurseries, Ringstead, Moulam & Horn, Heacham, Stratfords Workwear , North  Lynn Industrial Estate . Please note Norfolk Clothing Co is no longer trading.

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 ACCORDING TO NEWSPAPER ARCHIVES, THE SOCIETY WAS FOUNDED IN 1826 AND AT ONE STAGE WAS HOLDING AT LEAST 3 SHOWS A YEAR WITH ONE SHOW IN THE 1950S AT THE OLD CORN EXCHANGE  ATTRACTING 680 EXHIBITS AND AROUND 3000 VISITORS.

 

THE NEW  SHOW SCHEDULE  IS NOW UNDER CONSIDERATION AND WILL BE FOUND ON THE WEBSITE UNDER SHOW SCHEDULE. 


NEW!  THE SOCIETY IS GRATEFUL TO FORMER MEMBER JOHN DOUBLEDAY FOR PASSING ON OLD MINUTE BOOKS COVERING MEETINGS HELD DURING THE YEARS 1891 - 1894; 1897 - 1899; 1919 - 1923; 1934 - 1938 AND 1939 - 1950 PLUS 22 BOXES FILM SLIDES OF SHOWS AND OUTINGS FROM 1964 - 1985 - EACH BOX CONTAINING APPROX 24 SLIDES. IF ANYONE HAS ANY INFORMATION ON THE MISSING ITEMS WOULD THEY PLEASE CONTACT KELVIN FAIRWEATHER 01553 673772. OR EMAIL: kelvin.fairweather@tiscali.co.uk

THE SPECIAL BOOKLET "HISTORY OF THE KING'S LYNN HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY" IS NOW COMPLETE AND CAN BE PURCHASED FROM KELVIN FAIRWEATHER, PRICE £1.00

TO SEE THE MINUTES OF 1891 SOCIETY AGM CLICK ON HISTORY ON LEFT HAND COLUMN!! THE HISTORY SECTION ALSO CONTAINS SCHEDULES OF SHOWS HELD IN THE 1890s                                 

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