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Records broken at growing Whissendine show

Sarah Bysouth with two young exhibitors
Sarah Bysouth with two young exhibitors

The Whissendine Craft and Produce Show blossomed with a record-breaking event on Saturday.

People flooded into St Andrew’s Church to enjoy 737 exhibits from 116 exhibitors and there were plenty of new classes for the produce this year, including the longest runner bean, largest sunflower head and ugliest vegetable.

A section of the show was also dedicated to home brewing.

Jean Penny, committee member and publicity officer, said: “It is amazing how many talented people live in Whissendine in terms of art, craft, baking, photography and, of course, growing wonderful flowers and impressive vegetables.

“St Andrew’s Church looked magnificent, with so much colour, and lots of people gathered when Sir Laurence Howard congratulated everyone who had entered and awarded the prizes.”

Three prize winners were John Clift Hill who won the Edmunds Trophy for most points in the show, Leo Tatham who won the Junior Shield (aged 4-8) and Kyanne Wardhaugh who won the Junior Shield (aged 9–16).

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