A lot of leeks and a monster cabbage!

Jane Patterson
Jane Patterson

A bumper crowd of visitors attended the 49th annual Olde Ship Leek Show in Seahouses on Sunday.

Visitors to the show gasped over a glut of vegetables, including best leek in show and a 35lb monster cabbage, chuckled at the disaster-class entries in which a cheeky carrot took the top spot and breathed in a feast of florals in the flower section.

Ray Massey

Ray Massey

Among the raft of prizes lifted by acclaimed local grower Alan Warnaby were best leek in show class, a stand of three leeks and the one intermediate leek. Alan also walked away with flower credentials including three chrysanthemums.

Taking numerous stand titles including six tomatoes on a plate, collection of three vegetables and three kidney potatoes, Ray Massey also won a score of industrial classes to be awarded the overall baking points title, The Richard Patterson Memorial Trophy.

Other winners included Colin Banks – three pom pom dahlias and stand of sweet peas in a vase; Heather Chamberlain – decorative arrangement of flowers; Liz Moor – four cheese scones and four rock buns; David Moor – four drop scones and a ginger cake; and Claire Thorburn – four fruit scones.

Liz Moor

Liz Moor

Ben Patterson at the Olde Ship Leek Show in Seahouses.

Ben Patterson at the Olde Ship Leek Show in Seahouses.

David Moor

David Moor

Colin Banks.

Colin Banks.