12st pumpkin is top of the crops at Beer Pumpkin Show

Ref shb pumpkin 3. Winning pumpkin.

Ref shb pumpkin 3. Winning pumpkin. - Credit: Archant

A whopper of a pumpkin - equivalent in weight to a grown man - landed top prize at a traditional Beer event.

Ref shb pumpkin 2. Trevor & Eli Postin's heaviest pumpkin.

Ref shb pumpkin 2. Trevor & Eli Postin's heaviest pumpkin. - Credit: Archant

Trevor and Eli Postin claimed the Walter Hawker Cup and Champions Shield - for the heaviest entry - at the village’s annual pumpkin show. Their mammoth pumpkin weighed in at 174lb - or 12 stone.

Also top of the crops was Nigel Seward, who produced a 31lb marrow. Kim Aplin won first prize for his onions, which weighed 12lb 8oz.

Beer resident Steve Somers won the heaviest local pumpkin, which weighed 76lb, and best-shaped vegetable title.

In the children’s decorated vegetable competition, Imogen Heard won the under-six’s category and Lauren Aris and Hannah Leslie were named winners in the over-sevens competition.

Ref shb pumpkin 1. A cheeky little pumkin.

Ref shb pumpkin 1. A cheeky little pumkin. - Credit: Archant


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The Burley family won the adult’s decorated vegetable competition.

All of the produce was put up for auction following judging and raised £390 for local causes.

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Organisers Jayne and Kim Aplin thanked entrants, supporters and the Mariners Hall for helping them at short notice.

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