Near Sawrey

Saturday, September 17, 2005

Esthwaite Farm Holiday flats in the early morning mist

Sawrey marrow show gets under way in the Braithwaite Hall, the competition is intense as the first marrows are weighed.

These are the exhibits competing for the heaviest marrow title, there are also many other classes such as best looking and best matching pair.

This is the first prize winner in the local vegetable class entered by Alan S. from Cunsey.

The winner of the heaviest marrow was Chris S. from Far Sawrey with a monster in excess of 70lbs.
He is pictured here with a marrow that was used in the guess the weight game won by Peter G. from Cunsey, the correct weight was 74lbs and this was also grown by Chris S.

The show was a great success and over £200 was raised for St Peters Church.
After the show most retired to The Sawrey Hotel Claife Crier bar for a couple of drinks and debate the finer points of the marrow growing tactics. A most enjoyable Saturday afternoon.

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