Gardeners show off their produce

Hugh Jennings and his nine month old son Atticus with their sweet peas which won best vase in show.
Hugh Jennings and his nine month old son Atticus with their sweet peas which won best vase in show.

Green-fingered locals were growing for first prize in a variety of categories at the sixth annual Pocklington Allotment Association Vegetable Show.

Held last Saturday at the United Services Club, Waterloo Lane, Pocklington, the competition was well supported by Pocklington Allotment Association tenants. There were 168 exhibits entered in the show and 30 different classes, covering vegetables, flowers and fruit. Tenants brought in their exhibits in the morning and the show opened to the public in the afternoon.

Claire Hamilton, treasurer of Pocklington Allotment Association, said: “As usual the event was well supported by the allotment tenants and we had a good number of entries, not quite as many as last year. The show judge Walter Fairburn was very impressed with the good standard and quality of the exhibits entered.”

Pocklington mayor, councillor Martin Ratcliffe, gave out the prizes. The prizes were as follows:

• Overall winner - Dave Goddard

• The Joe and Elsie Smith Memorial Cup for the best vase in show - Hugh Jennings

• The Mike and Sheila Smith Award for best vegetable exhibit - Ken Houseman

• Best collection of four vegetables - Ken Houseman

• Best full size plot - Keith Houseman

• Best half size plot - Margaret Van Beveren

See this week’s Pocklington Post (20 August) for more pictures from this event.