Massive marrows are big hit at ever growing Worcester show

Massive marrows are big hit at ever growing Worcester show

John Anyon 17/8/14 3314677303 Worcester Show on Sunday.....................Mayor of Worcester Alan Amos officially opens the Floral Marquee (9376477)

John Anyon 17/8/14 3314677301 Worcester Show on Sunday.....................In the Floral Marquee judges, Bill Simpson and Andy Allen hard at work (9376473)

John Anyon 17/8/14 3314677302 Worcester Show on Sunday.....................A Flash Mob dance in front of the Floral Marquee before it opened to the public (9376475)

John Anyon 17/8/14 3314677304 Worcester Show on Sunday.....................Mayor of Worcester, Alan Amos and Mayoress, Sue Amos admire two giant marrows (9376479)

John Anyon 17/8/14 3314677305 Worcester Show on Sunday....................Worcester MP, Robin Walker looks at a giant cabbage (9376481)

John Anyon 17/8/14 3314677306 Worcester Show on Sunday....................A lady takes a picture of one of the blooms in the Floral Marquee (9376485)

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ENORMOUS onions, bright blooms and perfect pictures didn't disappoint at the newly named Worcester Show this year.

The event on Sunday took place at Gheluvelt Park and saw people flock in to check out the exhibits, which featured alongside live music and a wide range of stores selling gifts, food and plants.

It has been known in the past as the Flower Show but due to its ever growing size this year it went under a new name.

Despite this change the show favourites, including the massive marrows and colourful cakes, were still as good as ever, attracting gasps as people spotted them in the display marquee.

The show was officially opened at 1pm by Worcester Mayor councillor Alan Amos.

"It's absolutely fantastic," he added. "The number of people here seems to be up on last year. The event is expanding more and more with a range of activities for people, young and old, active and not active."

Worcester MP Robin Walker also attended presenting a trophy first awarded by his father, Peter Walker.

"It's fantastic to see how its doing," he said. "It's really lovely to see everyone enjoying themselves."

Inside the tent the displays were presented to the judges.

Bill Simpson and Andy Allen, who have been involved in the event since it first began, were judging in the fruit, flower and vegetable tent.

Mr Allen said: "The number of entries we get depends on the weather. The numbers are down this year but the quality is still very high."

Mr Simpson added: "The dahlias is a very full class this year. But the gladioli came early."

Lots of groups attended the show, including the Worcester Beekeepers Association.

Vicky Jones from the association said they hoped to show people how they could help the bees and perhaps attract some new beekeepers.

The main attraction for the youngsters in the tent was the large vegetables.

On display were large marrows, cabbages and cucumber grown by Brian Sampson alongside big onions, grown by Jason Smith.

Two of Mr Sampson's granddaughters, Izzy and Olivia Tompkin were at the event with mum Amanda Tompkin.

She said: "They enjoy coming down to it after helping their granddad grow all of his vegetables."

Izzy added: "My favourite is the giant marrow because my granddad grew it and he wouldn't let us touch it while it was growing. He has got lots of firsts."

And Mr Sampson, who grows the vegetables at the Droitwich Road allotments said: "I won the category the last two years. I got into it by chance. I had an allotment and my friends said why don't you show and I did and I was good at it."

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7:53pm Sun 17 Aug 14

3thinker says...

A great event. All the better for the added diversity as it is really developing into a show that can appeal to the whole family. I hope even more will attend next year.
A great event. All the better for the added diversity as it is really developing into a show that can appeal to the whole family. I hope even more will attend next year. 3thinker
  • Score: 3

12:03am Mon 18 Aug 14

CJH says...

Who's that man wearing the mayoral chain?
Who's that man wearing the mayoral chain? CJH
  • Score: 2

9:41am Mon 18 Aug 14

trigg70 says...

The Worcester Show was an event worth attending - well done to all the organisers who I understand are all volunteers. Mr. Amos turned up for this one but didn't spend that much time making himself popular (ha!)
The Worcester Show was an event worth attending - well done to all the organisers who I understand are all volunteers. Mr. Amos turned up for this one but didn't spend that much time making himself popular (ha!) trigg70
  • Score: 4

9:41am Mon 18 Aug 14

trigg70 says...

The Worcester Show was an event worth attending - well done to all the organisers who I understand are all volunteers. Mr. Amos turned up for this one but didn't spend that much time making himself popular (ha!)
The Worcester Show was an event worth attending - well done to all the organisers who I understand are all volunteers. Mr. Amos turned up for this one but didn't spend that much time making himself popular (ha!) trigg70
  • Score: 0

9:41am Mon 18 Aug 14

trigg70 says...

The Worcester Show was an event worth attending - well done to all the organisers who I understand are all volunteers. Mr. Amos turned up for this one but didn't spend that much time making himself popular (ha!)
The Worcester Show was an event worth attending - well done to all the organisers who I understand are all volunteers. Mr. Amos turned up for this one but didn't spend that much time making himself popular (ha!) trigg70
  • Score: 0

9:42am Mon 18 Aug 14

trigg70 says...

Ooops not sure why that appeared three times - sorry!
Ooops not sure why that appeared three times - sorry! trigg70
  • Score: 0

11:15am Mon 18 Aug 14

liketoknow says...

CJH wrote:
Who's that man wearing the mayoral chain?
got his hands on a couple of big ones there
[quote][p][bold]CJH[/bold] wrote: Who's that man wearing the mayoral chain?[/p][/quote]got his hands on a couple of big ones there liketoknow
  • Score: -2

12:06pm Mon 18 Aug 14

Jabbadad says...

Was that a Giant Marrow cutting the ribbons to open the show?
But then a Giant Marrow is usefull isn't it?
Was that a Giant Marrow cutting the ribbons to open the show? But then a Giant Marrow is usefull isn't it? Jabbadad
  • Score: 3

1:00pm Mon 18 Aug 14

mrloverman says...

The Worcester Show was an event worth attending - well done to all the organisers who I understand are all volunteers. Mr. Amos turned up for this one but didn't spend that much time making himself popular (ha!)
The Worcester Show was an event worth attending - well done to all the organisers who I understand are all volunteers. Mr. Amos turned up for this one but didn't spend that much time making himself popular (ha!) mrloverman
  • Score: 4

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