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Villagers turn out in numbers for horticultural show

PUBLISHED: 12:00 08 October 2017

Pat Sills won a trophy for her apples.

Pat Sills won a trophy for her apples.


Top-quality plants, vegetables and cakes were on show in North Somerset village this week at a well-attended village show.

Les Howard with a pair of unusual swan necked squash. Les Howard with a pair of unusual swan necked squash.

Congresbury Horticultural Society’s autumn show was held at the Old School Rooms, in Station Road, on Saturday, with lots of entries from green-fingered villagers.

Les Howard drew a lot of attention for his exhibit of unusual swan-necked squashes.

Howard Sims with his apples and leeks. Howard Sims with his apples and leeks.

Top-quality floral entries were submitted by Shelia Jones and Penny Baker, who both one first prize in their respective categories.

Young Emily Johnston was one of the star performers in the children’s classes, winning prizes for her cakes and photography.

Shelia Jones and her prize winning flower arrangement. Shelia Jones and her prize winning flower arrangement.

Horticultural society secretary Janet Edwards said: “The show was very successful.

“We were very pleased with the number of people who came along and, considering the weather, the quality of entries was very good.”

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