Monday, 2 September 2013

Above: The Gibson Gang were the stars of Silsden Allotment Association's show on August 31, winning the trophies for most points and best exhibit. Dad Jonathan Gibson (right) is pictured with sons Nathan (front left) and Lewis and daughter Amy, and their grandma and grandad Liz and Paul Mortimer. The Association, founded in 1985, has revived the Silsden tradition of horticultural shows. This year's event, for members only, attracted more than 120 entries, reflecting a bumper growing season after last year's wash-out.
Above: Steve Metcalfe was runner-up in the class for a basket of four vegetables. He also exhibited the best tomatoes.
Above: Peter Smith, a leading local gardener, judged the vegetables, flowers and eggs. Elaine Akeroyd judged the domestic section and Brenda Carey judged the children's classes. The trophies and certificates were presented by Mike Carey.

Above: Molly Driver, pictured with Mum Ros and Dad David, was joint first with Elisha Emmott in the scarecrow competition.