Ellis shows that he knows his onions!

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August is the height of the agricultural, horticulural and country show season, with Bakewell and Ashover featuring on local event calendars.

At the Darley Dale Horticultural show of 1984, an eye-watering giant onion helped Ellis Taylor pick up most points in the veg section, most points in show AND the top onion entry.

Just for good measure, he was also awarded the Garden News silver medal for a tray of vegetables.

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