By 2018 Nathaniel Hone
The High Sheriff was asked by the chair of Herefordshire Growing Point (who happens to be Mrs High Sheriff) to judge the exhibits at the Herefordshire Growing Point Autumn Show and give out the prizes. There were a large number of entries into which a great deal of thought had been given, so choosing which should be 1st, 2nd and 3rd was not easy. The ones that made me laugh may have enjoyed particular favour. The heaviest potato turned out to be a stone so did not win a formal prize but got a special commendation for humour. There were a number of categories. A new one this year was the hottest chilly. I have a suspicion that this may have been aimed at setting the High Sheriff on fire. The winning entry did nothing initially then my hair stood on end, my head blew apart and I can still taste it on my lips as I type.
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