Organisers of the inaugural Whitehaven Flower and Vegetable Show are delighted with the way the event panned out. 

The event was held on Saturday, September 23 and organisers are already looking ahead and are planning next year's event. 

Among the multiple entries across the various categories, there were some real showstoppers including the overall best-in-show entry which won the Whitehaven Town Council Cup sponsored by Richardsons of Whitehaven and presented by shop manager Louise Savage. 

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The best in the show was awarded to Mark Hewertson for his gigantic marrow.

Mayor Chris Hayes, who judged at the event, said: "It was absolutely brilliant, we had some great entrants and a lot of people told us that they can't wait until next year. 

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"We had around 20 entrants and a lot of people came to look after the judging at 12pm and had a look around. 

"There was a 70-pound marrow, it was huge, some people brought along giant onions and two big leeks. 

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"There were scones, cakes, jams, and beer that the judges were able to try which had all been made locally. 

"Next year, watch this space... it is going to be huge."

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Gerard Richardson, who helped to organise the event, said: "I'm delighted with how it went, flower and veg shows are nice traditional events. 

"There hasn't been one in Whitehaven town centre for decades, so it's nice to bring something like this back to the area. 

"We hope that it'll go from strength to strength, it was a lovely atmosphere and we need more and more of these sort of things in the town to keep bringing people in."

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The show judges were head judge Alan Clements, mayor Chris Hayes, council clerk Marlene Jewell, Louise Savage, and David Haig.

Organisers are looking at next year's plans already with the show being planned for Saturday, September 14. 

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The next event to be held in St Nicholas' Gardens will be the annual Christmas markets in December followed by the fireworks display on Whitehaven Harbour.