Autumn show hailed ‘great success’ in village

PUBLISHED: 16:00 31 October 2019

Alfred Laycock Hammond with his prize-winning exhibits at Yatton Autumn Show.    Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Alfred Laycock Hammond with his prize-winning exhibits at Yatton Autumn Show. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

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Autumnal flowers in bloom and giant vegetables caught the eye at Yatton Horticultural Show at the weekend.

Catherine Martin won Best In Class for her lovely loaf at Yatton Autumn Show.    Picture: MARK ATHERTONCatherine Martin won Best In Class for her lovely loaf at Yatton Autumn Show. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Yatton Horticultural Society's (YHS) autumn show was held on Saturday at the village hall.

Villagers flocked to the event to showcase their entries, with visitors marvelling at an enormous pumpkin, beautiful bouquets and mouth-watering cakes.

The group holds three events a year, in spring, summer and autumn, and each one showcases fruit, flowers and vegetables which are grown that season.

There was a wide range of entries on display on the day, which fitted into floral art, handicrafts, home-craft and photography classes, and the show hosts categories for children, as well as those for families and schools.

Gregory Laycock Hammond with his prize-winning exhibits at Yatton Autumn Show.    Picture: MARK ATHERTONGregory Laycock Hammond with his prize-winning exhibits at Yatton Autumn Show. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

A YHS spokesman said they are 'keen' to see more families take part in future shows, to 'get the community involved'.

Rodney Veale's peppers won him first-prize at Yatton Autumn Show.    Picture: MARK ATHERTONRodney Veale's peppers won him first-prize at Yatton Autumn Show. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Howard Sims and his giant pumpkin at Yatton Autumn Show.    Picture: MARK ATHERTONHoward Sims and his giant pumpkin at Yatton Autumn Show. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

John Jackson with some of his prize-winning flowers at Yatton Autumn Show.    Picture: MARK ATHERTONJohn Jackson with some of his prize-winning flowers at Yatton Autumn Show. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Stephen Thorne with his prize-winning exhibits at Yatton Autumn Show.    Picture: MARK ATHERTONStephen Thorne with his prize-winning exhibits at Yatton Autumn Show. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Beautiful flowers bloom at Yatton Autumn Show.    Picture: MARK ATHERTONBeautiful flowers bloom at Yatton Autumn Show. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Beautiful flowers bloom at Yatton Autumn Show.    Picture: MARK ATHERTONBeautiful flowers bloom at Yatton Autumn Show. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Rodney Veale's peppers won him first-prize at Yatton Autumn Show.    Picture: MARK ATHERTONRodney Veale's peppers won him first-prize at Yatton Autumn Show. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Catherine Martin won Best In Class for her lovely loaf at Yatton Autumn Show.    Picture: MARK ATHERTONCatherine Martin won Best In Class for her lovely loaf at Yatton Autumn Show. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Howard Sims and his giant pumpkin at Yatton Autumn Show.    Picture: MARK ATHERTONHoward Sims and his giant pumpkin at Yatton Autumn Show. Picture: MARK ATHERTON


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