Traditional show is a blooming success

Georgina (9) and Rosanna Merrish (6) of Silksworth at the Herrington Village Show, held in the Scout Hut in Crow Lane, Herrington, on Saturday.
Georgina (9) and Rosanna Merrish (6) of Silksworth at the Herrington Village Show, held in the Scout Hut in Crow Lane, Herrington, on Saturday.
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FINE food and floral displays were the highlight of one community’s annual showcase of skills.

Herrington Country Show brought together groups as they showed off the best produce and craft items at the event on Saturday.

“The Herrington Village Show is based on a traditional county show model,” said organiser Les Scott.

“We have horticulture, flowers, cooking and crafts.

“The art exhibition really seems to have mushroomed over the last two years.

“I would say the secret to its success is that we bring together local groups.”

Former city councillor Lord Derek Foster, who went on to become MP for Bishop Auckland, handed out the prizes.

Among them was Board Inn Leek Club newcomer Harry Hill, who joined the group last year, who scooped first prize with his entry in the vegetable competition.

Other clubs involved in the show, held at the Scout Hut, Crow Lane, were Herrington Townswomen’s Guild, Herrington Heritage Group, Herrington Women’s Institute, Herrington Flower Club and art groups from Lakeside, St Aidan’s, the Jubilee Centre and Silksworth.