John McLennan, New Zealand

Champions from the Past — Otaki 1920,s .

October 17, 2014
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Our  local  newspaper ,   THE  OTAKI  MAIL  ,  established  about  1892 ,   a  small  tabloid   monthly    is delivered  to  3000  households  in  the  greater  Otaki  ,  Te  Horo  and  Manakau  area , total  population  about  8,000   .We  have  a  small  but  active  Historical  Society  in  town  and  they  contribute  a  page  to  each  monthly  publication  . A  section  of  their  page  is  always  a  piece  from  an  earlier  edition  ,  often  many  ,  many  decades  ago  . For  the  September  2014  edition  ,  they  published  a  small  piece  about  the  1924  BULB SHOW    ,  along  with  a  photo of  the  1920  Champion  Bloom .  ,  MACEBEARER    –  2 w – YO .  In  that  period the  Otaki  Mail  was  probably  a  daily  paper   and  the  show  was  then  on  a  Friday,  as  it  still  is  today  . The  grower / exhibitor , was  Harold  Small  ,  a  past  president  and  prominent  exhibitor  of  that  era  .

MACEBEARER ,  2W - YYO .

MACEBEARER , 2W – YYO .

 

MACEBEARER  —   2W – YYO  ,      —   pre  1910  ,    Percival  D   Williams  ,   England  .

Champion   Bloom  ,  OTAKI    1920  .  —  exhibitor   H   SMALL .

 

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