The John Ansell Cup
“The John Ansell Cup”, for the “All My Own Work” category, has been named in honour, of John Ansell who died in August 2017. This is to commemorate him and his Horse Chestnut bonsai, lovingly grown over many years from a conker. John was always there to lend a hand, when he could, despite his own issues, and he will be missed. RIP, John.
The Bill Lilly Trophy
In memory of Bill Lilly, who passed away 6th August 2005
Bill was a member of the Society for nearly twenty years, serving for many years on the Committee as Show Organiser.
Bonsai was a major interest and he produced some fine trees. He was always willing to share his experience and skills with anyone with a bonsai problem, whether raw beginner or experienced trainer.
The Bill Lilly Trophy is awarded each year to the overall Best Tree in Show.