GALLERY: Proud growers show off their finest fruit and veg at Whittlesey show

JUDGES sifted through a sea of colourful home-grown fruit and vegetables as entrants flooded in for an increasingly popular Whittlesey show.

Growers proudly displayed their giant leeks, onions and a host of fruit and veg at the Whittlesey Allotments and Garden Society’s second autumn event held in the Scout Hut in Inhams Road.

Councillor Gary Swan of Whittlesey Town council, town and Fenland District Cllr Derek Stebbing, Jan Redhead of Westfield Nurseries which sponsored the event and Mayor of Whittlesey Cllr Kay Mayor were given the tough task to select the winners.

Tom Owen’s selection of vegetables earned him the Derek Stebbing Trophy for the Best Entry In Show (Adult) while little Jack Mason’s equally impressive effort landed him the High Sheriff of Cambridgeshire’s Trophy for the Best Entry in Show (Junior).

Lilli Lancaster was given a special certificate of high commendation for her excellent entry of six cup cakes in the junior section and Lynda Hoggett was given the Whittlesey Town Council Certificate and Trophy for the Best Maintained Allotment.

Cllr Mayor said: “There are some 96 allotments in use now which is fantastic, it’s almost a revival of the old days I suppose.

“It was another superb event and its hugely encouraging to see so many youngsters getting involved. If it continues to be this popular I’d imagine we may have to move to a bigger venue next year.”

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