THERE was a Green sweep at the Hedley-on-the-Hill leek show.

The show went ahead last weekend with restrictions in place, and the 18 members and residents of Hedley were delighted to attend albeit in an abridged fashion.

Members were asked to restrict their entries to pot leeks, intermediate leeks, biggest and best marrow and best collection of vegetables.

Saturday morning saw members socially distancing whilst benching their leeks, sharing stories of disappointment and joy as they lifted their leeks and saw the fruits of their labours.

The judges arrived, the doors closed and a hush fell over the show as they set to work measuring and assessing the quality of the leeks to crown this years winners.

In first place in the top prize was Gavin Green, second was his mother Pearl Green and third was Karen Heywood (Pearls daughter and Gavin's sister) in her first year as a member of the club.

Pearl also received first place in the Collection of Vegetables, and Gavin was awarded the best leek in the show and first place in the intermediate leek class. The clean sweep was only spoilt by Paul Hughes who won the members marrow class.

The club's annual tradition of an auction and leek club supper to sell off all the produce from the show was cancelled due to social distancing restrictions.

However the produce was donated to a local food bank.

Gavin Green said: "It was great that our local show could go ahead and added a sense of normality in these strange times. Special thanks go to Peter and Margaret that embody the spirit of local community."