Show goes on

Erin and Emily McGurk and Larra Currie admire the blooms.
Erin and Emily McGurk and Larra Currie admire the blooms.

St Bride’s Pastoral Centre was a riot of colour last Saturday when Bothwell Horticultural Society staged its annual flower show.

Society president Morag Smith warmly welcomed everyone to the show before introducing Dave Adams, principal teacher at St Bride’s Primary, who opened this year’s event.

Originally a Belfast man, Dave has been a Bothwell resident for over 13 years and is well known within the town.

He is actively involved in promoting gardening through both of the community’s primary schools and is also quite an athlete, having recently completed the London Marathon.

Show secretary Ken Hamilton announced the major prize winners and Dave presented the trophies to the recipients, as well as awards to the successful pupils in the school’s poster competition.

Four year old Jack Hamilton presented Dave with a hand-tied arrangement of flowers as a token of thanks from the Society. Full list of winners next week.