Neleus does "Bake off"
At the invitation by Cherie Cheetham, a mutual friend of VW Bro. Cliff Drake and W Bro. Phillip Goddard and also Phillip's wife, Hazel, Cliff agreed to compete for the 1st time in the Autumn Show of the Yateley & District Gardening Society. Phillip had already placed his entry in the "Men Only, Boiled Fruit Cake" section and Cliff also put his entry form in at a later date, together with also entering some of the fruits of his labour from his relatively newly acquired allotment. Cherie, who is on the committee of the YDGS, has a neighbouring allotment to Cliff and being impressed by the standard of his produce encouraged him to enter the show.
Cliff managed to win 1st prize for his Boiled Fruit Cake, whilst Phillip only managed to achieve "Highly Commended". Cliff finished the afternoon by winning 1st prizes for his courgettes and beetroots, 2nd prizes for his potatoes and runner beans and 3rd prizes for a trug display of mixed vegetables and also for his entry of carrots in the "Any other vegetable" class.
Well done Cliff!