Flower and Vegetable Show

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The show takes place annually at the start of September at Holcot Village Hall, Back Lane, Holcot, NN6 9SL.

The 2018 show took place on Sunday 2 September.

FLOWER AND VEGETABLE SHOW WINNING RESULTS 2018
Points
OPEN 1st Pam & Martin Wilson 17
2nd Maureen Cooke 9
3rd David & Sheila Ashworth 5
FLOWERS 1st Heather Wilson 11
2nd Doreen Kirk 10
3rd Maureen Cooke & Jan Henson 9
CHILDREN UNDER 9 1st Seren McGuinness 10
2nd Honour Wilson 7
3rd Violet Wilson 4
CHILDREN 9-12 1st Ollie McGuinness 6
2nd
3rd
Winner of the Children’s cup Seren McGuinness
MISCELLANEOUS 1st Maureen Cooke 27
2nd Sheila & David Ashworth 7
3rd Everyone else! 9
HOLCOT RESIDENTS 1st Maureen Cooke 42
2nd David & Sheila Ashworth 22
3rd Barbara Yamada 15
Alan Hughes Cup Heather Wilson – pottery
Tony Moulds prize for Man made cake Dave Cooke
Dave Cooke Cup for Teenage made Cake No entries
George Page  Plate for best outstanding vegetable exhibit – Maureen Cooke for sweetcorn
Walter Spokes plate for most outstanding floral exhibit – Jan Henson
Kate Middleton Cup for Best in Show Award Jan Henson for “Bridge over troubled water”
Flag competition winner Martin Wilson

Non-residents of the parish are very welcome, either as exhibitors
or to stock up with fresh produce in the auction.

The 2018 SCHEDULE OF CLASSES can be downloaded from HERE

Results of the Flower and vegetable show 2017
CLASS 1st 2nd 3rd
OPEN CLASS Maureen Cooke 37 Pam & Martin Wilson 19 David Ashworth 15
FLOWERS Heather Wilson 14 Maureen Cooke 11 Clodagh Elliott 3
MISC Maureen Cooke 22 Brenda Hughes 16  Mrs Cull 6
ALAN HUGHES CUP Heather Wilson
MAN MADE CAKE Dave Cooke
TEENAGE CAKE Charlotte Ferguson
GROWN IN HOLCOT Pam & Martin Wilson 27 Maureen Cooke 26 Adrian Hanrahan 11
OUTSTANDING VEGETABLE EXHIBIT Adam Keightley
OUTSTANDING FLORAL EXHIBIT David Ashworth
BEST IN SHOW Heather Wilson
SCARECROW COMPETITION WINNER Victoria Penn-Smith
CHILDREN U9 Honour Wilson 8 joint Violet Wilson and Georgie Collins 6

To make it easier for EVERYONE to join in the Flower and Vegetable Show, we offer:

(1) Access to the official books which give hints and tips to anyone who’d like to try their hand at exhibiting their produce at such shows.

To see these books please contact Phil Scordellis (07785 347 297, or phil.scordellis@gmail.com);

But also (2), we’ve extracted from these books some of the MAJOR HINTS & TIPS, and attached these to this web-page below.  Please click on these links.

Fruit&VegShow exhibitors’ hints FRUIT,
Fruit&VegShow exhibitors’ hints VEG.
Fruit&VegShow exhibitors’ hints FLOWERS,
Fruit&VegShow exhibitors’ hints MISCELLANEOUS

[Disclaimers: these edited extracts are provided purely to be helpful, and without liability:
a. Don’t forget that the judges are volunteers, and so may use their own, different, criteria to choose the winners
b. The attached files may mention classes of produce which are not included in the Holcot schedule this year – please check the schedule when you’re deciding what to exhibit.
c.The website editor has done his best to ensure that the attached files closely match the original words in the books, but cannot guarantee 100% accuracy!  We acknowledge the copyright of the Royal Horticultural Society and WI on the original text before we edited it.]

Alternatively (3), if you want to buy your own copy of the latest edition of these books:

– The RHS book is called RHS Horticultural Show Handbook;


 – The WI book is called On with the Show, and is available by sending a cheque for £10 payable to the NFWI, to Helen Neal at the NFWI Unit, Denman College, Marcham, Abingdon Oxon OX 13 6NW.

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