Prize winning blooms
Front garden competition
By Mrs E P Maher
When the South Oxhey estate was run by the GLC and to encourage tennants to take a pride in their front gardens, a front garden competition was held every year.
Winning the silver challenge cups
The prizes were silver challenge cups which were for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd best front gardens on the estate. These cups were presented to the winners at the County Hall in London and it was with real pride that my late husband and I would go up on the stage to receive the cup for the best garden on the estate.
This happened 4 times, once in 1968 and 3 more times in the 1970s. What a pity that there is no competition these days. I still have the small silver cups.