Tuesday, 28 August 2018


National Vegetable Society - Lancashire DA

2018 /19 Programme of Talks

The DA has been established 15 years with many long standing Members.  There’s a wealth of knowledge and information amongst Members, who are only too happy to share this.  Members grow for the table, for fun, exhibition or competition.  Non-Members are very welcome to join us

The DA have an excellent line up of speakers for our next programme of talks:  

11 October 2018Medwyn Williams MBE, AHRHS, FNVS – NVS National President

Medwyn has put together a new talk for us.  Not to be missed

8 November 2018 – Tony Bracegirdle – All About Roses

Tony’s one of the Country’s top growers and what he doesn’t know isn’t worth knowing

13 December 2018AGM + Paul Henshaw – Round up of The Shows

AGM with potato pie supper. Paul gives a presentation of the years local shows

10 January 2019 – Clive Pearson – Organics for the Modern Grower

Clive works with XL Horticulture.  He’ll bring along some “magic potions” for sale on the night

14 February 2019 – Adrian Read – Onions for Exhibition

Adrian gives a very interesting account of his life in horticulture and growing the veg many of us love to grow

14 March 2019 – John Bebbington – Month by Month Growing on the allotment

John grows all his vegetables on his allotment in Crewe. He’s a National Championship winner and fully qualified Judge

11 April 2019 – John Smiles – My Year in Veg

By popular demand we’ve been able to book John.  An informative and amusing night is guaranteed


All talks commence at 7.30pm, Ribchester Sports & Social Club, Church St, Ribchester, PR3 3YE.

Entry FREE but a donation is welcome.  There is a raffle, so please bring a prize if you can or support the raffle.  All proceeds to DA running costs

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If you have any queries please contact either David Metcalfe, DA Chair 01282 614429 or Michael Osborn, DA Treasurer, 01282 863351.  DA Secretary, Cath Holmes – cathholmes@hotmail.co.uk or 07748771841.  We look forward to seeing you at the talks.

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