RESIDENTS showcased their creative talents - producing more than 300 entries for the Whitsbury Village Show.

A large number of residents and visitors attended the show on Saturday which was packed with flowers, vegetables and fruit, floral art, handicrafts, cookery, limericks and photography.

Scarecrows were displayed throughout the village.

Show chairman Steve Husher, said: “It was a really successful day, supported by lots of people new to the village as well as many who have lived here for some years. Events like this help bring the village together and make Whitsbury a special place.”

Cream teas were served on the new decked areas to the side and behind the village hall where the show took place.

The village pub, the Cartwheel, which has been extensively refurbished, opened for the afternoon of the show for drinks and light snacks. It is scheduled to re-open from mid-September.

Prizes were won by:

Best in Show - Shirley Ellicott

Most Points in Show - Ian Elton

Children - Finbar Robinson-Bell

Cookery - Sara Locock

Floral Art - Katherine Rowe

Flowers - Pippa Greenwood

Handicraft - Claire Godfree

Limerick - Peter Coveney

Photography - Nigel Cumming

Scarecrow- Bill and Betty Booth

Special Cookery - Giselle Robinson

Vegetables - Ian Elton