BBC Newcastle’s gardening experts, Marian Foster and John Guy, were on hand to give out the honours at Corbridge Village Show.

The duo, who present a popular gardening segment on the radio station, took to the stage to field questions from visitors to the parish hall on St Helen’s Street.

The venue was awash with colour as particpants benched their exhibits for the popular community event.

Entries flooded in for almost 90 classes in everything from vegetables and flowers to photography and baking.

Children’s classes also proved popular, while an exhibition on Corbridge First School’s new allotment and art work by Corbridge Middle School pupils added extra interest this year.

The day ended with a sale of produce and prize draw, which raises money to allow the show to support local community projects.


The James Hardy Memorial Cup (Leeks): Gary Wilkins. The Sun Trophy (Best Leek in Show): Jonathan Mullins. George Inns Memorial Trophy (Best Vegetable Exhibit District Classes): Elsie Joyce. The Ken Johnson Memorial Trophy (Best Floral Exhibit District Classes): Elsie Joyce. The Eric Dobson Cup (Best Industrial Exhibit): Susan Rowley. The Walton – Charlton Memorial Cup (Best Photographic Exhibit): Ellen Stoker. The Graham – Hardy Memorial Cup (Best Exhibit in Children’s Classes): Henry Horn. The Forum Books, “The Acrostic Poem Challenge”: Nuha Ahmed. The Tom Joyce Trophy (Dressed Onions Open Classes): Michael Gaughan. The John Hardy Challenge Cup (Onions Shown as Grown): Lauren Proud. The Bill Hardy Memorial Trophy (Best Collection of Vegetables): Keith Ross. Sir George Blackett Challenge Cup (Best Onions Grown from Sets): Keith Ross. Small Holders Trophy (Beetroot): Lauren Proud. Laura Trail Trophy (Best Dhalia Exhibit): Alan Swinburne.