STROUD Gardening Club members were welcomed to their first meeting of the Autumn Calendar by Chairperson, Sharon Pellatt.

The meeting was entitled "Harvest Show", and consisted of Jams & Marmalades, Chutneys and Pickles all made by the members.

There were lots of jars in the various sections, and the judging was ably carried out by Joanne Wright.

The results were as follows:

Jams & Marmalades

First - June Dodd

Second - Marianne Child

Third - Sandie Cooper


First - Jane Burriss

Second - Mike Turk

Third - Sharon Pellatt


First - Sharon Pellatt

Second - Mike Turk

Third - Christine Davies

Refreshments were served whilst the judging was taking place with scones baked by Jane Burriss with Jam and Cream, and chocolate cake baked by Jan Davis.

The raffle was also drawn.

Sharon reminded everyone that our next meeting is on Wednesday, October 17, at 7.30pm, in the Bedford Street Congregational Church Rooms when John Crowther will be speaking about the Hedgehog Hospital, and donations are requested of Chicken in Jelly cat meat to help the hospital funds.

Visitors will be most welcome.

Jan Davis