First flower and produce show in 10 years for village

PUBLISHED: 11:00 12 September 2018

Gill Murphy with her Dalia (Murthers Folly) at Abbots Leigh flower show. Picture: Jeremy Long

Gill Murphy with her Dalia (Murthers Folly) at Abbots Leigh flower show. Picture: Jeremy Long

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Flowers and vegetables were on display as a village hosted its first show in 10 years last weekend.

Abbots Leigh’s civic society organised a flower and produce show together with the Holy Trinity Church, in Church Road, on Saturday and Sunday.

Keen gardeners entered their prized vegetables and blooms into the friendly competition.

Money raised from show entrants went to the civic society while funds from cream tea and refreshment sales were put back into the church, which hosted the event.

The Dearnley Cup for best in show was awarded to Margaret Green.

The category for young growers also yielded strong competition and judges were impressed by the standards.

Organiser Vickie Howard said: “It went very well considering it had been so long since our last official event in 2008.

“We had 70 entries and a lot of visitors across the weekend.

“Hopefully we can arrange another show next year, I think both the civic society and the church seemed keen.”

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