photographing John Chinn's television interview the evening
before, John invited me to come along and photograph the
Asparagus Growers Association Agronomy Open Day, which was
to be hosted at the farm on Thursday, 14th April.
to crossed wires back at Ross Gazette HQ, this, rather amusingly
resulted in both myself and Ian Walker turning up to photograph
the same event. 'Don't see a Ross Gazette photographer for
ages and then two plus a reporter (Jo) turn up at once!'
What Ian doesn't know is that, before I went, I decided
I wouldn't need to wear a jumper, so took it off. When I
got there, Ian was wearing exactly the same one. It would
have looked like Ross Gazette uniform, had I not removed
have to be quite frank here and say that I do not know much
about asparagus growing, even after the guided tour as I
was too busy photographing to listen to the guide. (Ian
and I shared the photography job.) The food on the other
hand was fantastic. I had only ever tasted asparagus as
soup before but I discovered that asparagus and bacon rolls
are also really tasty!
Above: The Chinn family, l - r: John, Bill, Peggie, Catherine
Left: Workers in the asparagus packing plant.
Below: John showing some of the asparagus growing visitors
round the packing plant.
all had to wear the suit and hair net during the packing
plant tour, for reasons of hygiene.