GIGGLESWICK Horticultural Society held its 80th annual show last weekend with a good number of exhibits and visitors.

The event was opened by John Foley, of Holden Clough Nursery, near Bolton-by-Bowland.

Once again the green-fingered members of the society showed off their gardening wizardry as they battled the year's fluctuating weather to bring some excellent produce to the show table.

It was obvious some class numbers were down following the recent bad weather, such as soft fruit and roses, and there was a handful of classes with no entries at all, but the exhibits which made the judging table were a credit to the exhibitors.

There was a good number of children's entries, too, alongside the annual showcase of the nimble-fingered and artistic residents in the district who did not fail to enter some beautiful crafts and exhibits.

There were also some outstanding exhibits in the home produce sections.

The cup winners were: Fruit and vegetables: Wright cup and £10 - most points in classes 1 -24; Bill Proctor.

Maj Batty trophy and £5 - best in potatoes; Bill Proctor.

Lay of the land voucher - best in beetroot; Geoff Knights.

Saffrey Cup best in tomatoes; Geoff Knights.

Best in classes 26 - 29 soft fruit; Rosie Sanderson.

Flowers: Norman Pratt cup - most points 30 - 53; Barbara Jackson Edmondson cup - best in roses; Barbara Jackson Booth memorial cup - most points 1 - 53; Geoff Knights Dut Cup - best exhibit 1 - 53; Geoff Knights Decorative: Marsden cup - most points 54 -59 floral arrangements ; Jane Saunders Rowe cup - best exhibit 54 - 59 floral arrangements; Emma Thornton £10 voucher Catkins of Settle - best in 54 'Going for Gold'; Annie Gammon Culinary: Macintyre cup - most points 61 - 81; Sarah Williamson Cook Cup - best exhibit 61 - 81; Alan Walker Handicrafts: £10 voucher Cottontail Crafts, Settle - best hand knitted article; Naomi Clemence Salver - most points in 84 - 98; Paula Swainson Salver - best exhibit 97 patchwork; Paula Swainson Photographic: DV Soames memorial salver - best photograph in classes 99 - 103; Lesley Dutton Art: £5 Clapham Art Group - best in classes 104 - 107; Linda Clemence £5 Lambert's Newsagents - best in classes 108 - 113; Issy Coultherd £5 Mr Knight voucher - best in 114; Grace Dugdale Children's classes: Macintyre Cup - most points in 115 - 132 Issy Coultherd Children's culinary: Ruth Dugdale cup - most points in 137 - 144; Harry Polkinghorne Lupton cup - best exhibit 108 - 148; Issy Coultherd