18th Dec, 2017

Southam Show brought back to life

Leamington Editorial 15th Sep, 2014 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

A HISTORIC show has been resurrected in Southam to showcase the town’s best cooks, gardeners and florists.

The Flower and Produce Show saw more than 300 entries into categories including largest runner bean, heaviest marrow and best Victoria sponge.

And not wanting to be left out, separate competitions were held for youngsters, including best vegetable monsters and miniature gardens.

Show spokeswoman Pam McConnell said: “It is the first show of its kind to be staged in the town for several generations. Southam always held an annual produce show in the past, and with the renewed interest in home baking, growing your own food and traditional handicrafts, we felt it was high time to resurrect it.

“There was a great atmosphere and real sense of community here and people are already planning their exhibits for next year.”

Brother and sister team Lucas and Grace D’Arcy scooped a host of awards including best vegetable animal and decorated cupcakes. (s)

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