Morgan grows a weighty prize

Morgan Bye, winner of the Star Inn, Harbottle, potato competition
Morgan Bye, winner of the Star Inn, Harbottle, potato competition

Southern sunshine helped Morgan Bye, from Suffolk, take the top prize in The Star Inn, Harbottle’s, tenth annual potato competition.

In April, competitors were given a bucket and a potato to grow, before bringing them back to the pub in August for the weigh-in, when the bucket with the heaviest weight of spuds won the prize.

The event raised £118, after prizes were paid, for Harbottle School and Harbottle Show.

Results were 1 Morgan Bye, 3.370kg; 2 Andrew Wilthew, 3.010; 3 Janet Wood, 2.715; booby prize Eleanor Kidd, 0.085. Children’s results were 1 Greg Woodburn, 1.750; 2 Jessica Milburn, 1.475; 3 Megan Hodgson, 1.140; booby prize Tabitha Johnstone 0.340.