Harrowby Horticultural Show set to be ‘bigger and better’

Harrowby Horticultural Show organisers George Harrison and Alan Skelton. Photo: Ian Selby EMN-140827-095741001
Harrowby Horticultural Show organisers George Harrison and Alan Skelton. Photo: Ian Selby EMN-140827-095741001
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Make a date in your diary for the Harrowby Horticultural Show on Monday, August 29.

Vegetables, flowers and cakes will be on show at the Church of the Ascension, in Edinburgh Road, Grantham.

Although the first show was in 1963, it came to an end because of a lack of support. It was revived in 1998 by co-organisers George Harrison and Alan Skelton, who have worked hard to keep the show going for the last 18 years.

Mr Harrison said: “It seems to get bigger and better year after year.

“Exhibitors come from miles to our show, as far away as Whatton, Boston, Peterborough, Newark, Oakham and Melton. The show last year attracted 40 entrants with 400 exhibits, as increase of 20 per cent from the previous year.

“We also have judges for flowers and vegetables co,ing from Peterborough and Grantham.

“It’s very nice to see so many people still taking an interest in growing their own tasty veg and fruit, not forgetting the beautiful flowers on display.

“I believe the show would not be possible at all without the help of the Church of the Ascension and all sponsors and their kind donations. Thanks go to the ladies behind the desks who do all the paperwork and those doing the raffle and teas.”

Entries will be received between 8.30am and 11am before judging begins at 11.15am.

Doors open for viewing at 2.30pm. Prizes will be presented at 3.30pm, then at 3.45pm there will be an auction of produce.

Sponsor of the Top Tray and Top Vase classes is the White Lion pub in Bridge End Road.

Admission is free.

Information: call 01476 575542.