Entries grow for veg and flower show

Top exhibitor...The Challenge Shield winner Ken Houseman with Pocklington mayor Ann Cox.
Top exhibitor...The Challenge Shield winner Ken Houseman with Pocklington mayor Ann Cox.

Green-fingered locals showcased their produce at the Pocklington Allotment Association Annual Vegetable and Flower Show recently.

The event featured 30 classes for residents to enter, and all were well subscribed. Entries were up from 130 in 2012 to 194 this year.

Walter Fairburn, from Dunnington, had the responsibility of judging the entries.

Harold Phillips, chairman and secretary of Pocklington Allotment Association, said: “Mr Fairburn was our judge in 2012 and he commented on the improvement in the quality of the entries from last year.

He added: “There was no charge for admission and there were many who took advantage of this, making the afternoon very enjoyable.”

The winner of The Challenge Shield, awarded to the exhibitor with the highest number of points in the show, was Ken Houseman.

Walter Stockdale claimed first prize for best full plot and Michael Gill received first prize for best half plot.

Mr Phillips commented: “The show was considered to have been a great success and the committee of the Pocklington Allotment association would like to thank Keith Houseman for arranging the show, Walter Fairburn for judging the exhibits, all the exhibitors, the people of Pocklington who came along in the afternoon to support us and the committee of the United Services Club for allowing us to use their premises to stage our show.

“We look forward to seeing everyone again in 2014.”