It is with great sadness that we have to inform you that Hugh Marshall, committee member and secretary, has passed away quietly in his sleep, having been diagnosed and treated for cancer over the last six months.
He has been involved with the show as both a competitor and committee member for the last 10 years. He was a very keen vegetable man, especially onions and tomatoes, but he would turn his hand to all aspects of the garden, enjoying the challenge of creating the correct environment to encourage his plants to do well. He liked to enter his sweet peas and french beans into the show, taking particular care with his planting dates to try to ensure perfection! He was also very talented working with wood. Many people have benefitted when a piece of furniture had grown tired or a piece needed to be created. Hugh would be there to help with his wife Gill.
He will be greatly missed by those who knew him. A quiet man, always willing to help and advise. He was responsible for articles about the show, writing in the yearly Schedule, Parish Magazine and other publication about the show. These encouraged and inspired as well as informing. His last piece of writing for the show will be used in this year’s schedule.
Our thoughts are with Gill and their family.