Nice one! Cyril knows his onions

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DELIGHTED Cyril Bassett skinned the opposition to land top prize in the annual onion show at HUCKNALL CONSTITUTIONAL CLUB.

Cyril’s 17lb 10oz specimen was awarded best in show at the Portland Road venue in an event that has been running since the 1960s.

Second place went to Sam Britten for the heaviest onion, which weighed in at 20lb 3oz, while Sue Henson came in third and took the title of best ladies’ onion with one weighing 17lb 13oz.

Sue said: “It takes a lot of time and effort to produce these onions.

“Everyone who takes part in the competition has their own unique way of growing, and the onion show at the ‘Conny’ is always pretty popular.”

Overall, the competition attracted 17 entrants, who all proved they know their onions!