Bradwell Flower Show 1899

In Victorian times Bradwell Flower Show was one of the highlights of the area when people from Bradwell on Sea, Dengie, St Lawrence and Tillingham all competed to show who was best at growing flowers, vegetables and in country crafts such as honey making.

There were three classes for each competition - Open to all from the four parishes, Farm labourers only and Tradesmen, Artisans and Farm Bailiffs.

The Essex County Standard recorded the events at the 1899 show.

A procession of 50 to 60 cyclists in fancy dress assembled at the White Horse Inn at Dengie and led by Southminster Brass Band rode to the showground at Rectory Park, Bradwell on Sea.

There were a high number of entries.

The Essex County Standard listed  members of the committee and the overall champion who was Mr W F A Cook from Tillingham who displayed potatoes.

The people below all are listed as prizewinners in the show.

Sewell William mr treasurer
Chell W J mr secretary
Collins C M mr procession organiser
Cook W F A mr tillingham potato winner
Pyman G mr maldon fruit and flowers judge
Lee David mr burnham vegetable judge
Chillingworth J C mr bradwell honey judge
Attenborough A N mr
Bailey Evelyn mr
Blanks mrs
Bridge George mr
Burchell mrs
Bantock W mr
Bridge W jnr mr
Bridge D mr
Cuthbert G mr
Collins F mr
Clarke V L mrs
Chell W J mr
Collins C M mr
Clarke Jos mr
Cracknell C mr
Emmers John mr
French J mr
Hawkins M mrs
Hawkins Mark mr
Hammond C mr
Hoather Ada
Goymer mrs
Gale J T mr
Gulliver mr
King Joseph mr
Kemp J mr
Lucas Thomas mr
Linnett W mr
Mayell A mr
Mayell Lizzie
Manning miss
Mitson Elijah mr
Moul W mr
Mears A mr
Nunn A mr
Owen E rev
Owen miss
Page AJ mr
Perrin G mr
Pettey Edith
Page mrs
Reynolds S mr
Rayner Phil mr
Rodda H mr
Robinson F mr
Rush W mr
Sewell W mr
Sewell Connie
Saward J mr
Saxton A
Turner G mrs
Thurgood miss
Turner mrs
Verlander G mr
Wildish mrs
Wood S mr
Wash J A S mr
Ward T J mr
Ward Thos mr