Chrysanthemum Show at Conisborough

November 1886

Mexborough & Swinton Times, November 26th 1886

Chrysanthemum Show at Conisborough

The second annual exhibition of chrysanthemums was held on Tuesday afternoon and evening in the Church Sunday school, Conisborough, under the auspices of the society. Previous to the show the Conisborough brass band paraded the streets, and afterwards played a pleasing selection of music inside the school room.

The show was fairly well attended, and it was opened by Major Johnson. There were also present the Rev J. G. Ward (vicar) and Mrs Wood, Mrs and Miss Simpson, Mr W. T. Whittle, Mr J. Blyth and Miss Blyth, etc.

Major Johnson, in his opening remarks, said he had great pleasure in performing the office. He believe the previous year’s show had been a success, and he hoped that this year’s exhibition would be the same.

As they were all aware, the chrysanthemum had made greater progress and any other flower during the short time it had been cultivated as a winter plant. He then went on to give an interesting account of the chrysanthemum, and concluded by wishing the show every success. (Applause),

The following were the judges: – Mr Smith, gardener to Richard. Morris, esq, Doncaster, and Mr Haresign, gardener to Miss Childers, Doncaster. Their awards give universal satisfaction. Mr Booth ably officiated, as secretary, and to his exertions, coupled with those of the committee, the success of the show is due.

The following was the committee: – Messrs R. Fearns, T. Staces, William Barnett, J. Meggitt, A. W. Snipe, and J. H. Smith. The show was open to a radius of 3 miles.