Annual Show

Sadly, due to Covid – 19, we have CANCELLED 2021’s show.

For the second year, we have decided not to hold the show. It takes great deal of forward planning months before the event, and there is still the possibility that Government restrictions at the time could prevent the show going ahead. We hope to come back bigger and better next year, but for anyone interested, here is an idea of the classes:

CLASS I    FLOWERS

Awards:

Class I Flowers, Roses, Overall: The Daphne Gill Award
Class I Flowers, Overall: Cut glass vase
Class I Flowers, Dahlias: The Bob Ashbridge Award

Comprises the following categories:

1. Rose – Single bloom, any colour.
2. 1 vase rambler, climbing or shrub; not more than 4 sprays. One variety or mixed.
3. Roses – 1 vase cluster-flowered (Floribunda); 3 stems. One variety or mixed.
4. Sweet peas – A bowl of sweet peas (to be judged for quality and all-round decorative effect).
5. Dahlias – 1 bloom in a vase; diameter above 200mm.  One variety or mixed.
6. Dahlias – 3 blooms in a vase; diameter 100mm to 200mm. One variety or mixed.
7. Dahlias – 3 blooms in a vase; diameter under 100mm. One variety or mixed.
8. Gladioli – 1 spike in a vase.​
9. Penstemons – 3 stems in a vase. One variety or mixed.
10. 1 vase of perennial flowers – Not more than 6 varieties.
11. A favourite flower – 1 stem in a vase. Any variety.
12. Flowering shrub – 1 woody stem in a vase. Any variety.
13. Pot plant – Flowering or fruiting (excludes orchids).
14. Pot plant – Orchid.​

CLASS II    FRUIT

Awards:

Class II Fruit: Winnie Fawthrop Award

Comprises the following categories:

15. Apples, dessert – 5.
16. Apples, cooking – 5.
17. Pears – 3.
18. Plums – 5.
19. Dish of raspberries.  
20. Collection of fruit – 3 different varieties on a plate.

CLASS III    VEGETABLES

Awards:

Class III Vegetables: Keen and Hughes Trophy

Comprises the following categories:

21. Beetroot – 3.
22. Runner Beans – 7 of same type.
23. Beans, Other variety – 7 of same type.
24. Beans, Longest runner – 1.
25. Carrots – 5.
26. Onions – 5.
27. Potatoes, White – 5.
28. Potatoes, Coloured – 5.
29. Tomatoes, Small cherry – 5.
30. Tomatoes, Medium – 5.
31. Tomatoes, Other (beefsteak, plum, etc) – 3.
32. Vegetable, Marrow – 1.
33. Vegetable, Marrow, heaviest – 1.
34. Lettuce, Any variety – 1.
35. Cucumber – 1.
36. Courgettes – 3.
37. Fresh herbs in a jam jar – 5 different varieties with a card naming them.
38. Unusual vegetable (up to 5).

CLASS V & VI    COOKERY AND PRESERVES

Awards:

Class V & VI Cookery and Preserves: The Carter Award

Comprises the following categories:

CLASS V    COOKERY

39. Date and Hazelnut Chocolate Fudge cake (See Show Programme for recipe).
40. Victoria sponge (jam filled) – icing sugared but undecorated.
41. Scones (plain) – five on a plate.
42. Flapjack, any flavour.
43. Fruit cake – Round cake tin, max 8”, 20cm.
44. Shortbread.
45. Rock cakes.
46. Cheese straws – five on a plate.
47. Bread – tin loaf, white or brown.
48. Mini  Pizzas – Men Only (See Show Programme for recipe).

CLASS VI    PRESERVES

49.    Jam – 1 jar, any fruit.
50.    Marmalade – 1 jar.
51.    Fruit curd, e.g. lemon, lime, orange – 1 jar.
52.    Chutney or pickled vegetables – 1 jar.
53.    Homemade wine – 1 bottle.
54.    Homemade fruit spirit (sloe gin or similar) – 1 bottle.

Note: Preserves should be filled to the top, labelled clearly, dated and attractively presented.

CLASS VII   PAINTING

Award:

Class VII Painting – Trophy Award

Comprises the following categories:

55. Painting or drawing, any subject – Open Class, maximum of 2 entries per exhibitor.
56. Painting or drawing, any subject – Beginners who have not exhibited before, maximum of 2 entries per exhibitor.

CLASS VIII   PHOTOGRAPHY

Award:

Class VIII Photography – Trophy Award

Comprises the following categories:

57. Reflection (Only 1 entry per exhibitor).
58. Black and White (Only 1 entry per exhibitor).
59. Hidden Dumbleton (Only 1 entry per exhibitor).
60. Nature (Only 1 entry per exhibitor).

Note: Classes 57 – 60 – each photograph to be mounted on card no larger than A4. Class number and exhibitor’s name to be clearly displayed on the rear of each entry.

CLASS IX   HANDICRAFTS

Award:

Class IX Handicrafts – The Beryl Coney Award

61. Any handicraft item.

CLASS X   CHILDREN’S CLASS

Award:

Class X Children’s Class – The Ken Blackman Cup

Comprises the following categories:

62. Nursery Class – up to 5 years old: paintings. 
63. Children – 5-10 years old: Make a Vegetable Monster.

A prize of £5.00 is awarded to each Class X Winner​
(please state age on all exhibits)

CLASS XI   EGGS

Class XI Eggs – The Egg Cup

64.    Three Hens eggs – any colour

Exhibits to be staged on a bed of rice on a paper plate. The Judge will break an egg when judging.