What a surprise! A vintage summer in Whaley Bridge

There may have been plenty of rain this summer, but it has also been a surprisingly good vintage year as Whaley Bridge  Show and Garden Society’s annual event  demonstrated.


Who knew that such beautiful Victoria plums grew in Whaley?  Or that the carrot roots grew to about a meter long, with onions as big as your head?  And to complete the vintage image, so many people make their own wine?  plums

long carrots

In the children’s section, one entrant made their own edible gold and silver Olympic medals.

olympic medals
New resident of Whaley Bridge, Victoria Cooper, was impressed by the flowers which seemed to thrive in a wet summer.  She works for Macmillan Cancer Support, and will be visiting the local Macmillan coffee morning in Java Gallery on Friday 30 September.

victoria and flowersSisters Niamh and Eliza Orritt, seven and five, won prizes for their flower arrangements in the children’s section.


The Garden Society welcomes new members.  Contact Jane Gregson on 01663 734 132.


Best in Show: Dahlia display by Cedge Heathcote


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