Village show has some greats

NEEDINGWORTH S best vegetables, flowers and handicrafts were on display at the annual village show on Saturday. The show, organised by the Holywell-Cum-Needingworth Gardening Club, attracted more than 250 visitors and featured 30 junior and 125 adult ent

NEEDINGWORTH'S best vegetables, flowers and handicrafts were on display at the annual village show on Saturday.

The show, organised by the Holywell-Cum-Needingworth Gardening Club, attracted more than 250 visitors and featured 30 junior and 125 adult entries.

Categories included best terrace pot, best shallots and best home-made Victoria sponge cake.

Some of the winners included Daphne Stocker, who won best exhibit in cakes and preserves. Best white potatoes went to David Buist while the best coloured potatoes belonged to Jack Arnold. The awards for best leeks, best onions from seed, best parsnips and best long carrots were all won by Charles Stocker. George Britton had the best outdoor cucumbers.

George Britton, publicity officer for the club, said: "It was a very good show despite the dry weather, which meant there weren't many runner beans and roses. There were, however, a lot more handicraft entries.