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BRIDGEND ATHLETIC SPORTS

"HOOPLA" AT BRIDGEND.

,SOUTHERNDOWN COMPETITIONS.

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IBRIDGEND FLOWER SHOW.

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BRIDGEND FLOWER SHOW. « MAGNIFICENT DISPLAY AT THE MARKET HALL. Established' eight years ago, the Bridgend and District Horticultural Society has made steady and continued' progress, and this year's show, on Wednesday, ranks as one of the most successful yet held. The exhibition was held in the spacious Market-hall, which is. so ad- mirably adapted for events of this character, and the exhibits were staged in a way that could not fail to give visitors a pleasing im- pression, quite a charming effect being pro- duced by the artistic arrangement of plants in the centre of the building. The attendance at. first was disappointing, but it increased considerably during the afternoon and evening, though the total number of visitors was not up to expectation. There was again a large entry list, the aggre- gate reaching 860-a slight decrease com- pared with last year, though it was well above the average. Taking into account the in- clement weather lately experienced, which has kept garden produce in a backward state, the quality of the exhibits reached a high standard, there being a remarkably fine show of vegetables. There were also some excellent collections of fruit and flowers. Messrs. W. and H. Evans, Llanishen, had a fine exhibit of herbaceous flowers, for which they were awarded a gold medal. The groups of miscellaneous plants, for which Mr. S. H. Byass secured the premier honour, were a feature of the show. The Toogood silver championship challenge shield for the great- est number of successes in the show went to Mr. C. Speck, Cemetery Cottage, Bridgend, and the bronze shield was secured by Mr. John Deacon, Penyfai. There was a. well ar- ranged stall (in charge of Nurse Broughton), containing articles made by inmates of the Bridgend Workhouse. During the afternoon and evening an excellent selection of music was discoursed by Mr. A. F. Winkfield's Band. It should be stated that Mr. Onsiow P. Traherne sent a hamper of flowers and vegetables to the Cottage Hospital. The judges were:—Flowers, vegetables, and fruit, Mr. James Harris, F.R.H.S., Blackpill, Swansea, and Mr. John Basham, Bassaleg; honey, Mr. Richards, Gabalfa, Cardiff, and the Misses Booker, Slon; needlework, Mrs. Davies, Sunnyside; bread, Mr. F. W. Nicholls. Mr. J. M. Randall is this year's president of the Society. In the hands of Mr. Henry John as secretary the show man- agement was excellent. He was supported by a committee, of which Mr. T. Goodman was chairman, other members being Messrs. D. Reeves, Isaac Thomas, C. Hodges, Stephen Jones, E. Jenkins, W. J. Jones, R. Jerman, J. Sankey, C. Speck. G. Speck, Smallman, T. Watkins, C. Bryant, and W. Hodgins. The following were the awards —

DIVISION A.-Open.

« PEACE AT THE ELEVENTH HOUR.

NEW NANTYFFYLLON HOTEL.

TONDU & ABERKENFIG.

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BRYNCETHIN.

BETTWS.

ST. BRIDES MAJOR.

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♦ END OF A BRILLIANT CAREER.