Chris Smirthwaite

May 18, 2024

Some of you may have heard that Chris Smirthwaite was taken ill following the Black Prince Flower Festival in Millbrook on the 6th May and, as a result, had to pull out of the Ilminster competition.

Chris was taken into hospital a few days later where he was diagnosed with pneumonia. It was touch and go for a while, and he is still not fully recovered, however he is now back home and on the mend.

Jenny and their family have asked that you give them some space for the time being to allow Chris to focus on his recovery. They are grateful for the kind messages they have already received, but have asked that further contact is conducted via myself, Mark Wylie, so that they are not overwhelmed with all your wonderful good wishes. If you wish to contact me, my email is [email protected].

Just to clarify, Chris is not up to replying to emails or voicemails or other messages at the moment. I would imagine, however, he would be delighted to receive a card or similar.

Thank you for your understanding.