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New world record: the biggest leek ever grown

Geoff-MoscropChampion leek grower Geoff Moscrop has broken two world records for his leeks. At the Cramlington leek show, Geoff learned his entry was officially the biggest leek ever grown,. He also broke the world record for the biggest pair of leeks.

“I started growing leeks back in 1982” said Geoff, “I won quite a few shows, but I stopped for a few years while I was building my house. When I returned to growing them again, I regained a bit of success” he said modestly.

Geoff lives in North Broomhill and is a regular exhibitor at the Hermitage Leek Show in Warkworth.

Unsurprisingly, he won best leek in that show too. He was presented with 1st in Show and Best Leek in Show Cups by the club Chairman Ron Easton.

The Rose Bowl for the most improved grower was won by Alan Richmond and the cup for most points in “other classes” was retained by Paul Creighton.

“When I won I was over the moon.” said Geoff. “I’m looking forward to next season.”

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