A RECORD number of visitors flocked to see the produce on display at the Cross Keys Leek Club Annual Show last Saturday.

The Scout Hut at Gainford was packed as people came to witness the winners of this year's show.

Secretary John Challen’s pot leeks won the leek section and the Nichols Cup for the second year running with a pair measuring 184 cubic inches. He also won the largest pair of trench leeks and the Sam Hunt Trophy, as well as the Nicholson trophy for the best dressed onions.

Rob Kirby was second and won the best single leek in show and the Vaux Cup.

Member Chris Geddes won trophies including Best Tray of Vegetables, which also won Best Exhibit in Show. He also won the Vegetable Cup for most points in the vegetable section.

Club Treasurer Dave Greenland won the Goodliffe Trophy for most points in the flowers section, and the Inman Trophy for most points overall in the show. He also won the Sheila Burnett Memorial Trophy for the best vase of flowers. Ian Bayles won the John Youds Trophy for Best Rose exhibit.

The judge was Mr Stewart Newton of Ingleton.

An auction of produce took place in the Scout Hut after the show, in aid of local charities.

This was the biggest and most successful show the Club has ever put on, surpassing the large show in 2017 with record entries and several distinguished visitors from the wider showing world.

Club secretary John Challen said that much interest is being shown in the club is receiving many expressions of interest in membership.

The Club’s AGM is on October 2 at which applications for membership will be accepted for the coming 2018/19 season. Applications forms will be available through the club’s Facebook group site or from any member.