Baking and blooms battle for the top spots at contests

Stephen Sprott, who won a number of categories at a previous Olde Ship Inn Leek Club Show, Seahouses.
Stephen Sprott, who won a number of categories at a previous Olde Ship Inn Leek Club Show, Seahouses.

A bumper crop of prize-winning vegetables, flowers, crafts and baking is expected in Seahouses this weekend.

The village is playing host to a duo of produce and craft shows as talented residents prepare to exhibit beautiful blooms, vertiginous vegetables and industrial fare worthy of any Great British Bake Off final.

North Sunderland and Seahouses Gardening Association holds its 33rd annual show tomorrow at the Sports and Community Centre in Seahouses. Doors open to the public at 2pm to browse entries to more than 100 classes.

Exhibitors will then be battling it out to claim the top leek prize on Sunday at The Olde Ship Inn Leek Club Show.

As well as Best Leek in Show, the Leek Club Show includes vegetable, floral and baking sections. The show, which is held at The Olde Ship Inn, is open to the public from noon.

Bamburgh Village Show has seen a steady increase in competition entries in both the industrial and horticultural competitions over the past years.

Visitors from the numerous caravan sites in the area enjoy taking part in Bamburgh’s main annual village event and some even book their weekend to coincide with the date of the show, this year being held on Saturday, September 12.

The schedule, which can be downloaded from the Bamburgh website www.bamburgh.org.uk

Come along and join in the fun. The show opens at 2pm.