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The next Coleman’s Hatch Flower Show Saturday 18th July 2020

Following the AGM of the Coleman’s Hatch Horticultural Society on Monday 4th November, the meeting was informed of the need for a new venue having been resolved through a very kind offer made by Hilary Phillips, Head of Ashdown House School to have full use of their extensive grounds.

With the additional agreement by the committee to bring forward the show date to Saturday 18th July 2020 to maximise potential visitor availability before the holiday period, it is also hoped to avoid the two previous severe weather experiences which had such a devastating effect on those usually supporting the show coming along.

As ever there is a need to increase the size of the committee for all the necessary planning beforehand, along with supporters for the show day itself, so anyone seeking to become involved in what has become a much loved local event should contact our new secretary Lorna Duggleby by email to
Chris Eustace 07702 405844

Colemans Hatch July Flower Show 2019 

Colemans Hatch Horticultural Society held their annual flower show on Saturday 27th July.

Although the weather had been hot and sunny, on the day before the show the rain set in and continued right up until the show opened at 12.30 on Saturday.  This didn’t deter the hardy, however, and although the numbers attending were down on previous years, it was a delight to see so many people on the field and the children in their fancy dress on the theme of the moon landings was a delight.  Natasha Kaplinsky opened the show and did an amazing job encouraging children and their parents alike to join in the races and presented the cups and prizes at the end of the day. 

The committee would like to thank all those who supported the show, whether by entering the classes in the marquee, attending on the day, donating a raffle prize or advertising in our schedule.  Without you all the show would not be the success that it is.

For some time now, Emma at Shepherds Gate Farm has kindly let CHHS use her field to hold the show.   Emma’s Livery business has now grown to such that she is unable to offer us the use of the field going forward.  We cannot thank Emma enough for her support and generosity to the Flower Show over the years.

This of course means that the Flower Show needs a new home.  We would really like to hear from any landowners who might be willing to offer us a field so that the much loved Colemans Hatch Flower Show can continue to the benefit of the local community and the charities that it supports.  If you feel you might be able to help, please get in touch with our Chairman Kit on 07702 405844 who will be happy to discuss options with you.

Colemans Hatch September Flower Show 2019 

The Autumn Flower Show in Trinity Hall on Saturday 29th September was a delightful event and so nice to see the entries from regular supporters. There were a few newcomers too and therefore different names appearing on our cups and trophies.

A lovely afternoon was enjoyed, with some wonderful exhibits on show.

The winners were as follows:
The Forest Green Cup: Mr. Richard King
The Old Well Cottage Cup: Mrs. Eve James
The Forge Cottage Cup: Mrs. Julie Anthony
The Barbara Waghorn Bowl: Mr. Rob James
The George Allard Trophy: Mrs. Christine Jackson
Coleman’s Hatch Top Tray: Mr. Richard King
Coleman’s Hatch Top Vase: Mrs. Eve James

The weather was fine so a perfect occasion for Coleman’s Hatch residents to get together. Guess the weight of the pumpkin was a great success with joint winners Jane Hopkins and Paul Mitchell correctly guessing 28lbs. In the junior event Lola Richardson-Shrieves retained her title.

Our next get together will be the AGM to be held in Trinity Hall on Monday 4th November from 7:30 where we are hoping to announce our new venue for 2020.

We will be voting in a new committee and so invite you to put this date in your diary. We will be serving a buffet and drinks to welcome you, as well as our regular
supporters and some new members. All are welcome.

Please contact Eve James for any information on 01342 823506 or
07753 615032 mobile/text