In pictures: the Starbeck summer show 2017

Isobel Thompson and her grandaughters Grace Jackson (8) her sister Emily (5) admire the onions. (1708193AM2) Picture: Adrian Murray.
Isobel Thompson and her grandaughters Grace Jackson (8) her sister Emily (5) admire the onions. (1708193AM2) Picture: Adrian Murray.

Heaving with talented residents, Starbeck Methodist Church hosted another spectacular summer show on Saturday.

Raising money to help continue the phenomenal work of Starbeck in Bloom, the Mayor of the Borough of Harrogate, Coun Anne Jones, opened the event, which boasted 45 different classes, covering fruit, vegetables, flowers, local produce and crafts.

Ron Vaz with his award for his beetroots, with the Mayor of Harrogate, Coun Anne Jones and Christine Stewart. (1708193AM3). Picture: Adrian Murray.

Ron Vaz with his award for his beetroots, with the Mayor of Harrogate, Coun Anne Jones and Christine Stewart. (1708193AM3). Picture: Adrian Murray.

With the community’s ‘river of flowers’ display still proudly on show from when the Britain in Bloom judges visited - comprising of thousands of handmade flowers made by 18 local groups, the show was another chance to showcase Starbeck’s talents and spirit.

The organiser of Starbeck in Bloom, Christine Stewart, said: “The quality of all the exhibits was excellent. All the judges were impressed by the range of talents on show and it was lovely to see so many visitors, with several new faces.

“So many people volunteered to judge, steward, help with refreshments and lift tables, that the day went smoothly, showing how the Starbeck community always pulls together.”

Winners: Geoff Stewart trophy for best vegetable, Ronnie Vaz; Ron Robson trophy for best onion, Eric Denny; Ted de la Mare trophy for best cut flowers, Dean Broadbent; Jean Borchard trophy for best fuchsia, Dean Broadbent; people’s trophy for best handicraft, Jo Allan; Irene Winstanley Salver for best lemon drizzle cake, Pat Dunnill; Joyce Scarborough plate for best pastry, Harry Hunter; the Bob Waud trophy for most points in the vegetable section, Eric Denny; the Elliott Clark trophy for best photography, Sue Wood.

Winner of The Irene Winstanley trophy for baking, Pat Dunnill, with Mary Bradley.  (1708193AM4). Picture: Adrian Murray.

Winner of The Irene Winstanley trophy for baking, Pat Dunnill, with Mary Bradley. (1708193AM4). Picture: Adrian Murray.

The Mayor of the Borough of Harrogate, Coun Anne Jones, with Coun Janet Law, organiser of Starbeck in Bloom Christine Stewart, and Coun Phillip Broadbank. Picture: Adrian Murray. (1708193AM1).

The Mayor of the Borough of Harrogate, Coun Anne Jones, with Coun Janet Law, organiser of Starbeck in Bloom Christine Stewart, and Coun Phillip Broadbank. Picture: Adrian Murray. (1708193AM1).