Top show attracts fantastic turnout

Rosie Thompson 6 with her prize buns
Rosie Thompson 6 with her prize buns

Residents of Market Weighton were able to show off their talents at the town’s Summer Produce Show.

There was a great turnout for the show, organised by the Royal British Legion, at the Social Club on Southgate with the show making an estimated £1,500 profit.

Committee Margaret Hasting, Stuart Gray-Cowan and Joe Murray

Committee Margaret Hasting, Stuart Gray-Cowan and Joe Murray

More than 600 entries were available for the judges to choose from in the vegetable, flowers and cake categories with Martin Swann and Mike Watson the duo responsible for the produce auction afterwards, all in aid of The Royal British Legion.

Pupils from local schools were once again taking part in writing and painting categories with the standards said to be very high. Members from the Royal British Legion are to award prizes to the winners of the school classes when term begins again in September.

Royal British Legion member and a show organiser Joe Murray said: “There was a pretty good attendance for the event this year and we were amazed by the standards in this year’s competition. The judges were very impressed and said the entries were among some of the best they’d seen. We would like to thank the judges as well as everyone for coming along on the day.”

Added themes this year included commemorations of VE and VJ days, The Battle of Waterloo and the signing of the Magna Carta.

Bramwell Jowett judging the Veg

Bramwell Jowett judging the Veg

The Royal British Legion in Market Weighton is always happy to welcome new members. If you wish to join you can attend a meeting at the social club on the third Thursday of every month starting at 7.30pm. For more information call 01430 860873.

Judging the Veg section Margaret Hastings

Judging the Veg section Margaret Hastings

Children's Judge Aileen Jowett

Children's Judge Aileen Jowett