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Helen Coomb and Catherine Rowan who got first place in domestic and garden displays at the Ilford Ho

Helen Coomb and Catherine Rowan who got first place in domestic and garden displays at the Ilford Horticultural Society Autumn Show at Valentines Mansion in Ilford. - Credit: Archant

Everything from tomatoes and pumpkins to beans and marrows were on display last weekend as the Ilford Horticultural Society hosted their annual autumn show.

There were also home made cakes and jams for visitors to enjoy as well as stunning floral displays at the popular event, which was held at Valentines Park in Ilford.

This year also marked the 70th anniversary of the Society, which was set-up during the Second World War.

Winning entries from society members and the public were hand-picked by judges from the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) and the National Association of Flower Arrangement Societies (NAFAS).

Winner of the overall competition was Peter Knight, 73, of Abbey Road, Ilford, who was awarded first place with his collection potatoes, apples, and runner beans.

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More than 500 visitors turned out for the event on Sunday, including staff from John Branstrom Primary, in Hainault.

Pupils from the school won awards in the under sixteen’s flower displays category.

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Meetings for the society are held once a month at Fullwell Cross Library, High Street, Ilford.

Call 02085504790 for more information.

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