WHEN it comes to brewing and growing, Melvyn Ashley has to be your man. The 67-year-old gained the most points in show at the Warboys Horticultural and Craft Show on Saturday – his eighth time for this achievement. At the weekend, he won seven categories

Melvyn Ashley in his garden with the winner’s trophy.

WHEN it comes to brewing and growing, Melvyn Ashley has to be your man.

The 67-year-old gained the most points in show at the Warboys Horticultural and Craft Show on Saturday - his eighth time for this achievement.

At the weekend, he won seven categories at the event, including best beer, lager or cider, and the heaviest crop of potatoes grown from a single potato.

Mr Ashley, who lives in the village, has been entering the show every year since 1990

"I've been gardening ever since I had my first garden and I have an allotment now, too," he told The Hunts Post. "This year wasn't my best year, we were a bit disappointed with the potatoes and carrots, but that's how it is sometimes."

He added: "It makes you feel nice just to win any category, but winning the most points overall is even better."

The show was held at Warboys Parish Centre, attracting 300 visitors, and a host of professional judges to award the prizes.

It also helped raise money for Working on Warboys (WOW) Christmas Lighting Appeal.

The children's overall winner was Holly Whincup.