Tudor Rose Awards
This year’s Tudor Rose Awards have all been given to their recipients . . . . . finally!
Tracking down our winners this year was a real challenge.
The Gold Awards were presentented to Ray and Pauline Martin, for their work behind the scenes in the running of the Society and National amateur shows at the AGM in April
Also presented at the AGM were two Silver Medals; one to Jim Anderson for his continued hard work in so many rose events in the North of the country and for his (and loyal wife Carole) help at the Harrogate and Yorkshire Shows. Another Silver medal went to Champion Amateur breeder Maurice Guest. Many of Maurice’s roses are available from Style Roses in Holbeach, Lincolnshire,
The third Silver Tudor Rose Award went to Amateur rose breeding legend, Ronnie Rawlins. Ronnie has a large catalogue of roses in commerce, many also available through Style Roses. He was also hugely influencial in the development of Persica Hybrids with the breeding of his variety Belting Pink which feature in the bloodline of many of today’s Persica releases and provide their remondancy. Jim Anderson kindly travelled to Ronnie’s Yorkshire home to present him with his deserved award.
The final Silver Tudor Award went finally to Dave Kenny from Tully in ROI. We tracked Dave down to Rochford’s Hertford nursery were he was attending the International rose trials. Colin Squire did the honour, capping a fine year for Dave during which he was awarded a Fellowship of the Northern Ireland Rose Society and on the day also won a Trialground Certificate for his variety KENcheers.
As previously reported, we also tracked our Dean Hole Medal Winner, Michael Marriott, to the Rose Monograph event run by the National Trust at Mottisfont. Colin Squire was also on hand to present Michael with his medal recognising a life in roses.