Hardy perennial goes from strength to strength

Chinley Show, Daniel Porteous
Chinley Show, Daniel Porteous

Organisers have hailed this year’s Chinley Produce Show a resounding success.

The event, hosted in the WI Hall on Saturday afternoon, featured four main classes - vegetables, homecraft, eggs and floral art - with a separate section for younger exhibitors.

Chinley Show, Steve Kerr nibbling on a spare bean

Chinley Show, Steve Kerr nibbling on a spare bean

Overall prizes for best in show were presented to Steve Kerr and Alison Yates.

Angela Phillips, secretary of organisers Chinley & Buxworth WI, said the exhibitors had “done us proud once again”.

“It was very successful,” she explained. “This is our fourth show and we seem to be going from strength to strength.

“The exhibits were excellent and the floral art section in particular was superb.”

WI members resurrected Chinley’s produce show in 2011, after an absence of 15 years. Previously, it had been organised by the local gardening club.

Mrs Phillips said: “We felt it would be nice to try and bring the community together with something that would appeal to all ages. And it’s worked.”

She added her thanks to the judges and award presenters, who included WI president Wendy Alsop and parish council chairman Patrick Wilson.