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Leek show season continues

Shildon’s Brian Richardson won the Leek show down at the Sportsfield at the weekend, showing 186 cubic inches. Bobby Appleby came in second showing 219, but was put back for poor quality. Tommy Gray was third with 150. Brian Walton won the bulk of the stands, winning the long leek with 146, the long and stump carrots, cauliflower, fresh pulled onions,flat bottomed onions, …

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Leek show season continues

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