Onions of all sizes entered at annual Gwinear competition
ONIONS of all sizes were entered into an annual charity competition in Gwinear.
The Royal Standard pub hosted the event, which raises money for St Julia’s Hospice in Hayle.
This year’s competition attracted more entrants and spectators, doubling last year’s sum of money for the charity.
Landlord at the Royal Standard, Wayne Berry, sells onion sets all year round to help support the event.
He said: “It’s a get together and evening of good company. There’s a bit of competition involved but the main aim is to raise money for St Julia’s Hospice. I spend about £60 on onions- there will be a lot of French onion soup.”
The heaviest onion was grown by David Thomas of Leedstown, which weighed 9lb 14 and half ounces.
Mr Thomas is known for growing large vegetables and holds the Guinness World Record for the heaviest parsnip.
Along with the heaviest onion, prizes were awarded in four other categories according to size.
All the produce was auctioned at the end of the night, with proceeds being combined with the money raised from a raffle, taking the total to £240.
The event is held annually on the first Thursday of October.