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Trowbridge show grows in popularity
5:00pm Thursday 12th September 2013 in News
Visitors to a popular annual Trowbridge allotments show had a blooming good time on Saturday.
The event is the Gloucester Road Allotments Association’s (GRAA) biggest fundraiser of the year, with around £200 being collected.
People of all ages entered various categories. June Jackson was awarded the best in show honour for her display of vegetables and fruits, while Miguel Ferrer’s giant marrow led to him becoming the show’s points winner and the McBeth family scooped the domestic cup.
Keith Getheridge, GRAA treasurer, said: “We had a very good day with an excellent turnout which was complemented by perfect weather conditions.
“The marrow that Miguel Ferrer entered was absolutely huge, so we called it The Beast – a very deserving win.”
Trowbridge mayor David Halik attended the event and presented the awards.
Other attractions at the show included tombola and a barbecue.
The funds raised from the event will go towards a project to put a disabled access path around the at Gloucester Road site.
Mr Getheridge said: “We’d like to say thank you to the mayor for attending and a big thank you to everyone who turned out.
“Praise needs to go to our fantastic organising committee, who put up all the marquees and ran the delicious barbecue.”