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Hundreds turnip for first show

Show stewards Derek Shaw and Andre Ratcliffe look at a selection of the veg entrys.

Show stewards Derek Shaw and Andre Ratcliffe look at a selection of the veg entrys.

Hundreds gathered for a day of frolicking, flowers, and funny-shaped vegetables this week.

The first Beauvale horticultural show was held in Greasley Sports and Community Centre, Newthorpe, throughout the day on Sunday August 24.

The centre attracted around 200 people between 1pm and 5pm and offered a range of activities and demonstrations, as well as many visual delights in the form of guests’ homegrown flowers and veg.

Chairman of the show Karen Sutton said the weather held out and she was thankful it didn’t take place the day after, when it would’ve been a wash out.

“A lot of people came and it went very well for a first event,” she said.

“It was hard work but seeing people happy and hearing their comments definitely made it worth it.”

Competitions took place throughout the day, with categories for vegetables, fruit, flowers, floral Art, culinary, photography and crafts.

There were also competitions for children, including a funny vegetable catergory, which saw the entry of a particularly entertaining nobbly carrot.

Councillor Stan Heptinstall mayor of Broxtowe was also around to cut the ribbon and open the show.

Other highlights included gardening advice, plant sales, refreshments including cream teas and a tombola.

“All going well, we’ll do the same again next year,” Karen added.

 

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