BOLTON’S fifth annual Onion, Leek and Vegetable Show organised by the Association of Bolton Allotment Societies (Abas) took place at the Trinity Methodist Church in Tonge Fold on Saturday.

The 25 classes of varied vegetables attracted 153 entries and was a resounding success, say organisers.

Entries were judged by John Woods FNVS of the National Vegetable Society who said that the quality of the vegetables was of an extremely high standard.

This year the Vegetable Show was sponsored by Bolton CVS and a number of individual allotment societies.

Winners: Secretaries Shield: Jeff Gibson of Little Lever; The Bolton Allotment Council Challenge Trophy: Tonge Fold Allotments; The Association of Bolton’s Society’s Shield for Class One Collection of four vegetables and also the NVS Silver Medal for the Most Meritorious Vegetable In Show were awarded to Roy and Jean Dyson; The Fairhurst Trophy for Best Large Plot: Dave Urmston of Sapling Road Allotments; The Fred Greenhalgh Trophy for Best Small Plot: Jennie Coupe of Tonge Fold Allotments; The Best New Tenants Trophy Awarded to Chris Berry of Settle Street Allotments; The Rose Bowl Competition 2019 for Best Allotment Site: Tonge fold Allotments.

Jeff Gibson, Chair of Abas, said: “A special thanks go to vegetable show manager, Terry Farrell, show secretary Margaret Farrell and the show committee who put on a first class show.”