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Clean Sweep at the Alderley Show

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Once again, that well know Chelford couple, Glenys and Alan Grace, have cleaned up at the Alderley Edge village show. The annual event held recently, awards prizes for the best flower, vegetable and crafts entries. This year, the show attracted a high calibre of contributors who displayed their skills at growing and making. However, Alan and Glenys swept the competition aside with a cornucopia of exhibits which were awarded glittering prizes.

Alan gained first prizes for his runner beans, borlotti beans, 3 courgettes with flowers and 4 onions dressed under 8oz. He drew gasps of surprise from the judges for having the longest cucumber which also gained the top prize. His remarkable arrangement of 3 beetroots was also awarded first prize for the quality of the beetroots and its artistic composition. Added to these awards, Alan gained second prize for his Pom Pom Dahlias and 4 spikes of gladioli and third prize for his arrangement of 3 different vegetables and 4 onions dressed under 12oz. Alan certainly knows his onions.

Glenys, not to be outdone, gained first prize for her creative embroidery submission which involved hours of deep concentration in the conservatory, second prizes for her delicious quiche and Victoria Sandwich cake and a third prize for her scrumptious Artisan Loaf. Glenys, a pickle expert, who supplies famous faces in Chelford, had previously won awards at the Cheshire Show.

The dynamic duo are now gearing up for next year's show and the organisers are ordering more cups.

Well done Alan and Glenys!

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