Crowds flock to Elsenham for village’s 32nd annual flower show

PUBLISHED: 16:24 23 August 2017

The prestigious trophies ready to be handed out at the show. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

The prestigious trophies ready to be handed out at the show. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

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It was a gardener’s delight in Elsenham this month as the village’s 2017 flower show got underway.

Some more colourful creations at the show this year. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTOSome more colourful creations at the show this year. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

The village hall was decked out with an array of bright and blossoming plants on August 19, including an impressive collection of vegetables including parsnips, carrots, and courgettes.

The show, which is now in its 32nd year, also saw the return of the Top Vase and Top Tray classes where contestants went head-to-head using flowering stems and their edible produce.

Although the show was held in the middle of the school holidays, youngsters also got the chance to enter, such as Charlie Childerley, who winner the ‘vegimal’ section with his centipede.

There were also handicraft and photography classes which could be entered, and Annie Webb went home with a prize for her winning hand-made bag.

Charlie Childerley, winner of the 'vegimal' section with his centipede. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTOCharlie Childerley, winner of the 'vegimal' section with his centipede. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

Other winners on the day included youngster Leia Nottage who scooped two prizes, and Alex Lucas who came first in dahlias class.

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