Blooming marvellous!

FOR 75 years the villagers of Holywell-cum-Needingworth have been displaying their skills in all manner of crafts, and putting the best produce on display. And on Saturday, the tradition continued as a record number of green- fingered veterans and budding

FOR 75 years the villagers of Holywell-cum-Needingworth have been displaying their skills in all manner of crafts, and putting the best produce on display.

And on Saturday, the tradition continued as a record number of green- fingered veterans and budding cultivators set out their wares once again for the 75th Village Show.

George Britton, one the organisers, said competition was as strong as ever, with more and more youngsters getting involved.

"The show went very well despite the wet season we've had, which did have a slight impact on the produce. However, we had a record number of entrants this year and it was great to see so many youngsters getting involved.


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"It was particularly good to see such a young entrant win the photography competition. It all went beautifully and was one of the best shows we've seen."

That young photographer was 14-year-old Clare Biddle. But she was not the only youngster to make an impression. Seven-year-old Shannon Barnard took first prize in the bowl of floating flowers, and the hand-tied bunch of flowers categories.

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There were dozens of other prizes with one of the most notable, the title of 'Master Gardener', going to Charlie Stocker with a selection of bulbous onions and other root vegetables.

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