Spring fair is a blooming great success

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HUNDREDS of entries were received for the Scarborough area Women’s Institute annual Spring show.

The event took place at Snainton Village Hall and featured 20 classes, including flower arranging, handicrafts, baking, preserves, photography, produce and creative writing.

There were 84 competitors and a total of 363 entries overall.

Women’s Institute groups that took part included Burniston and Cloughton, Ebberston and Allerston, Snainton, Scalby and Newby, Seamer and Irton and Wykeham and Hutton Buscel.

The overall winner who scored the most points across the categories was Snainton.

Sue Shutt, a committee member on the group, said: “We usually have a theme each year and this time round it was recycling, so we had things made from recycled materials and plants in yoghurt pots.

“Everyone really enjoyed it. People like to come down during the afternoon and see if they’ve won anything.”

Mrs Shutt added that the show has been going longer than she has been a Women’s Institute member, which is 20 years.

The event has been held at Snainton Village Hall for the past few years and also features afternoon tea.

The Women’s Institute was formed in 1915 with two clear aims: to revitalise rural communities and to encourage women to become more involved in producing food during the First World War.