Show blooms for the second year running

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A BUDDING show is proving popular among hard-working horticulturists in Pocklington.

The Pocklington Allotment Association (PAA) organised their second annual vegetable show recently in the United Services Club and, according to organisers, it was better than the inaugural event.

Treasurer for the PAA, Claire Hamilton, said: “The show was a great success this year with even more entries than last year. The show was judged by Walter Fairburn of Dunnington and there were 27 classes with points awarded to exhibits placed first, second and third by the judge.

“The standard was high and there were some very fine examples of vegetables grown by plot holders on their allotments at The Mile in Pocklington.

“The event was lots of fun with refreshments and home baking as well as lots of prizes being won on the tombola.”

Mayor of Pocklington, Councillor Graham Perry was on hand to award the winners their prizes, with the overall winner being allotment holder Pip Jackson, who had entered 23 out of 27 classes. Keith Houseman also won first prize for the best full allotment for the third year running.

Miss Hamilton added: “All in all the veg show was great fun for those entering the show and for those who came to see the exhibits.

“The PAA committee would like to say a big thank you to all the allotment holders who took part and all those who helped organise and put on the show and donated tombola prizes and baking.

“The committee would also like to say a special thank you to the United Services Club for providing a venue free of charge.”

She added that the committee are already thinking over next year’s show and want to hear from plot holders on how they think it can be improved.