Derek Blay the Show Manager, thanked everyone who had worked so hard in preparing the hall and remarked how lucky they were to have so many flowers considering the dry hot summer. The President of Minehead and District Gardeners Association, Geoff Fuller, praised the many businesses in Minehead which had made the show possible through sponsorship. He introduced David Bryan his predecessor, who presented the cups, before the Mayor, Cllr Val Welch, presented the Minehead Town Cup for the exhibitor with the most points to Robert Forgan.
The photograph on the left shows The Mayor with Mr Derek Blay the Show Manager and on the right The Mayor Cllr. Val Welch and Robert Forgan with the Cup