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Bumper crop at Pocklington show
FINE weather and the popularity of television baking programmes have been credited for the bumper crop of entries at an East Yorkshire show.
The annual Pocklington Chrysanthemum Society had 430 entries for its flower and craft show, considerably up on its 2012 show.
Baking produce entries were up by 50 per cent, with so many to consider that the baking judge was still choosing her winners as organisers prepared to open the doors to the general public.
Show secretary Sheila Smith said: “We had a very good turnout from the public. We had quite a lot of interest maybe because the afternoon had reasonable weather. We had people coming in all day - it was well supported.”
She put the increase down to the good summer, the popularity of television programmes such as the BBC’s The Great British Bake-Off and a general trend for people making instead of buying items. Exhibitors came from Driffield and York as well as the Pocklington area.
The show yesterday awarded more than a score of trophies in a wide range of classes including ones for children.
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