Fantastic crafts, flowers and food at autumn show

Epworth’s Imperial Hall was blazing with colour, and tables were groaning with produce as the Isle of Axholme Horticultural Society staged its annual autumn show on Saturday.

Along with stunning flowers, fruits and vegetables, were a wealth of cakes and preserves, crafts and painting.

Every entrant received a prize, and for those who had giant marrows, spectacular runner beans or heavy ripe tomatoes, there was a novelty class.

This was the Society’s 23rd well-supported annual show, and it featured 79 classes.

The Vegetables and Fruit Section was judged by Bob Herbert of Sheffield. Best Exhibit went to Mr G Fiddler for his apples. And Flowers and Floral Art was judged by David Willowby of Rotherham who chose a white orchid as winning entry, by Chris Knight of Owston Ferry.

Joanna Phillips of Misson selected a Dundee cake made by Ilene Pearson of Haxey as Best Exhibit, while Painting, Craft and Needlework judge Elizabeth Rowe of Misson chose a wool-embroidered picture, by Mrs F Hincliffe. In the Children’s Section, Lucy Brannen and Holly Hadfield each took home a cup. (Full results see Pictures: Malcolm Billingham