SPUDS in all their glory were unveiled at Arlington Court at the weekend - from primeval looking potatoes which found favour in past times to the recognisable varieties of today. Potatoes were on the menu in the tea room at the National Trust property, of

SPUDS in all their glory were unveiled at Arlington Court at the weekend - from primeval looking potatoes which found favour in past times to the recognisable varieties of today.Potatoes were on the menu in the tea room at the National Trust property, of course, while visitors could also marvel at the "heritage potato" display supplied by the walled garden at Castle Bromwich and sample some Russian potato bread.The older varieties included such species as Blue Wonder, Gypsy, Ratte and Pink Fur Apple, several of which look very different to the potato of today/.There were a variety of activities for children to enjoy too, whilst head gardener Dave Clinch and his team at Arlington's own walled garden were on hand to advise visitors on the best ways to nurture their own spuds.