BAKERS, brewers and gardeners displayed their wonderful produce at a fun event in Dursley at the weekend.

The Cam and Dursley Flower and Produce Show returned to the Chantry Centre on Saturday, with entrants showcasing their skills in lots of different classes, including a children’s section and a homemade beer and wine section.

And with a total of 291 exhibits, it was the most successful show so far.

Dursley’s deputy mayor, Mandy Woodward was on hand to present the winners with their awards.

Symon Ackroyd took the best vegetable and fruits title for the second year running.

Lin Powell scooped the loveliest flowers accolade, and Emma Alesworth was hailed the best baker.

Susannah Godman’s preserves and home produce came out top, as did Emma Alesworth’s beers and wines.

James Fearns won the children’s award for the second year running, with Ivy Jones coming a close second.

And Jane Grecian’s crafts were the judges favourites.

Most points in the show went to Emma Alesworth, with Symon Ackroyd coming second.

Helen Judge, event organiser, said: “Well done to Emma, she clinched it this year.

“Last year Emma and Symon won the same number of points overall, and Symon was declared the winner as he had a greater number of first places.

“Who knows what will happen next year.”

Visitors to the show were able to peruse the entries on display and enjoy drinks and home made cakes from the Chantry Centre cafe.

In the garden steel band Steel Appeal entertained and there were hot dogs, burgers and wood fired pizzas on offer.

Helen added: “It was a lovely to see people coming out enjoying the garden and refreshments, and listening to the music, and the sun shone too.

“Overall it was a very successful and enjoyable day.

“A big thank you goes out to all the volunteers who gave their time and effort to make the show a success.”

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