Record entries at Wrington Show 2017

PUBLISHED: 10:47 05 September 2017

Nick Baker with his grand-daughter Kassie and his giant pumpkin.

Nick Baker with his grand-daughter Kassie and his giant pumpkin.

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Wrington was bathed in sunshine for a 'record' summer show on Saturday afternoon.

Mia Hosford who won firsts for her beautiful cakes.Mia Hosford who won firsts for her beautiful cakes.

The memorial hall was packed with exhibits ranging from flowers to vegetables.

The show’s organisers challenged youngsters to follow a recipe and make a fruit cake and the judges were impressed with the high standards displayed.

So good were the young cooks that two of them entered the adult speciality cakes’ class, with Mia Hosford winning it with her KitKat-inspired creation.

Show secretary Jim Swords said: “We had a record number of entries – fruit was especially popular.

Freddie Scott with his prize-winning blooms.Freddie Scott with his prize-winning blooms.

“A huge amount of people came out for the show and enjoyed tea and cakes on the lawns as it was a beautiful day.

“It was one of the best shows ever.”

Mr Swords has organised the show for the past 11 years but has decided to step down.

He said: “It’s nice to go out with a bang.

Ivor Marshall and his prize-winning leeks.Ivor Marshall and his prize-winning leeks.

“I hope some younger blood comes in (to take over).”

Show secretary Jim Swords is stepping down after 11 years.Show secretary Jim Swords is stepping down after 11 years.

Rosie Baker with her blooms which came second.Rosie Baker with her blooms which came second.

Evie Matthews with her beautiful floral arrangement.Evie Matthews with her beautiful floral arrangement.

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