Melvyn’s a winner. . . again!

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

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


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"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."

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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.

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