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Good show by all at Norley
THE wettest summer in more than 100 years could not prevent mid Cheshire’s gardeners putting on a great show in Norley on Saturday.
Organisers feared that entries for Norley Village Garden Show would be pitiful this year after such a dismal growing season but numbers were only marginally down.
The day itself drew hundreds of visitors who enjoyed browsing through exhibits and stalls and watching the fun dog show.
John Lewis, show chairman, said: “Even though it’s been the wettest summer in 100 years if you look at the amount of produce people have produced I’ve been very impressed.
“We are slightly down on numbers but if you look at the number of visitors it gives you an idea of how popular the show is.
“It’s probably a record number of visitors and we’ve got more stalls this year.
“I would like to say thank you to the community, the helpers and the sponsors, as well as all the people who’ve donated prizes.”
Andrew Rowe, from the show committee, said: “It has been a good turn out.
“On Thursday night when people were entering their exhibits there were only 30 and there’s normally 120.
“We thought there were only going to be a quarter of entries but on the last day they all came in.”
There were 90 exhibitors overall with entries in a number of catergories encompassing fruit, veg, flowers, arts, crafts and baking.
John Carver, who won two first prizes with his onions and parsnips, said: “I think all the exhibitors have done very well considering the weather.”