The 2016 show took take place on Sunday 4th September
Non-residents of the village were very welcome, either as exhibitors
or to stock up with fresh produce in the auction.
The show takes place annually at the start of September at Holcot Village Hall, Back Lane, Holcot, NN6 9SL.
|OPEN CLASS||Maureen Cooke 36||Rita Collier 33||David Ashworth 8|
|FLOWERS||Rita Collier 11||Heather Wilson 7||Margaret Marsden & Jan Hewson 6|
|MISC||Maureen Cooke 23||joint Brenda Hughes & Sheila Ashworth 8|
|ALAN HUGHES CUP||Heather Wilson|
|MAN MADE CAKE||Dave Cooke|
|TEENAGE CAKE||Marcus Ferguson|
|GROWN IN HOLCOT||Frank Hodgson 45||joint Pam & Martin Wilson and Rita Collier 17|
|OUTSTANDING VEGETABLE EXHIBIT||Frank Hodgson|
|OUTSTANDING FLORAL EXHIBIT||David Ashworth|
|BEST IN SHOW||Heather Wilson|
|SCARECROW COMPETITION WINNER||Rosie Walker|
Results of 2015 Flower and Vegetable Show held on 6 September
|2nd||Pam & Martin Wilson||26|
|3rd||Matt & Trudy||9|
|CHILDREN UNDER 9||1st||Oscar Coles||18|
|CHILDREN 9-12||1st||Hannah Freeman||20|
|Winner of the Children’s cup||Hannah Freeman|
|HOLCOT RESIDENTS||1st||Frank Hodgson||44|
|2nd||Pam & Martin Wilson||20|
|Alan Hughes Cup – Bird of Prey Photograph||Phil Scordellis|
|Tony Moulds prize for Man made cake||Dave Cooke|
|Dave Cooke Cup for Teenage made Cake||Maddie Freeman|
|George Page Plate for outstanding vegetable exhibit – for his splendid cabbage||Frank Hodgson|
|Walter Spokes plate for outstanding floral exhibit – for perfect Gladioli||Maureen Cooke|
|Kate Middleton Cup for Best in Show Award||Maureen Cooke|
|Scarecrow competition winner||Margaret Marsden & Victoria Penn-Smith|
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 email@example.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.
[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 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.