Fruits of their labour under the spotlight

Newby and Scalby annual produce show at Scalby Community hall.. 113075
Newby and Scalby annual produce show at Scalby Community hall.. 113075
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FRESH fruit, vegetables and flowers galore were on show at this year’s Newby and Scalby Produce Show.

The event at Scalby Community Hall attracted around 330 entries in a number of different classes.

Newby and Scalby annual produce show at Scalby Community hall.. Picture Dave Kettlewell. 113075'31/07/11

Newby and Scalby annual produce show at Scalby Community hall.. Picture Dave Kettlewell. 113075'31/07/11

These included produce, crafts, home baking and a children’s section.

Outdoor sports also featured at the event with an egg and spoon race, sack race and welly wanging on the bowling green.

There was also a “grumble contest” where participants must grumble about a topic for one minute.

Topics this year included the number of camper vans parking up on the Marine Drive.

Newby and Scalby annual produce show at Scalby community hall. Judge John Featherstone pictured with John Boyes's winning sweet pea entry of White Frills and John Gray varieties. Picture Dave Kettlewell. 113075a'31/07/11

Newby and Scalby annual produce show at Scalby community hall. Judge John Featherstone pictured with John Boyes's winning sweet pea entry of White Frills and John Gray varieties. Picture Dave Kettlewell. 113075a'31/07/11

Show secretary and treasurer Bob Kendall said: “Entries were up on last year and the quality was very good.

“The horticultural entries were particularly good, as were the children’s classes.

“We also had quite a good footfall on the day and made a small profit through visitors’ donations.

“This will all go towards next year’s show and we’re really looking forward to it.”

The next show will be at the same venue on July 29.

Mr Kendall said: “I would like to thank all the exhibitors, helpers and everyone who turned up on the day for helping to make the show a success.

“I would also like to thank the hall trust for the use of their property.”